Add a hyperlink to text

When you want your slides to include information, music, and videos stored on a web site, or a chart or document stored on OneDrive (or a similar cloud hosting service), add a hyperlink to it from your PowerPoint Online presentation.

  1. Highlight the text that you want to act as the hyperlink.

    Highlight the text

  2. On the Insert tab, click Hyperlink.

    On the Insert tab, click Hyperlink.

  3. In the Hyperlink box, enter the web address in the Address box.

  4. Under Display text, verify the text to use for the hyperlink on the slide, and then click OK.

Insert a hyperlink

  1. To test the hyperlink, click Slide Show View, at the bottom right corner of the orange task bar, and then click to follow the link.

Slide Show View


  • You can also create hyperlinks to email addresses. Instead of entering the web address in the Address box (step 3 above), type: mailto://<EmailAddress>

  • Unlike the PowerPoint desktop application, you can’t link to slides in the same presentation or to a different presentation from slides in PowerPoint Online. Additionally; you can’t currently add a link to a picture or shape.

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