Create or remove a hyperlink in a message in Outlook 2016 for Mac

You can add links to the body of email messages and display them as either full URL addresses or any text that you choose.

Insert a hyperlink

  1. In the body of your message, position the cursor where you want to add a link.

  2. On the Message tab, click Hyperlink.

    Hyperlink button

  3. In the Link box, type the address for the link.

  4. In the Text box, type the text that you want to appear in your message.

    If you want the link displayed as a full URL, leave the Text box empty.

    Notes: 

    • You can only insert a hyperlink into an HTML message. Hyperlinks can't be added to plain text messages.

    • To paste a link from the clipboard into your message, on the Edit menu, click Paste. However, if you paste a link into your message this way, you can't edit the link text. The link text will be the address of the link.

Change text into a hyperlink

  1. In your message, select the text that you want to change into a hyperlink.

  2. On the Message tab, click Hyperlink.

    Hyperlink button

  3. In the Link box, type the address for the link.

Remove a hyperlink

  1. In the body of your message, position the cursor inside the link text.

  2. On the Message tab, click the arrow next to Hyperlink, and then click Remove hyperlink.

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