How to Remove a Hyperlink in Google Docs


Matthew Burleigh

Many readers enjoy having the option to click a link in a Google document.

While the information found on the linked page might not be necessary reading for that document, it can often provide additional information about a topic that interests them.

Occasionally, however, a hyperlink might go to the wrong page, or it may not be necessary for the document.

Our tutorial below will show you how to remove a hyperlink in Google Docs with just a few steps.

The steps in this article will show you how to remove a hyperlink in Google Docs.

  • In addition to removing a hyperlink, you can also use a similar method to edit a hyperlink.
  • You can always add a hyperlink back to your document later if you decide you need it.
  • There is a clear formatting option on the Format menu if you would like to remove all formatting from a selection.

How to Get Rid of a Hyperlink in a Google Document

  1. Open the document.
  2. Click on the link.
  3. Select the Remove link button from the pop-up menu.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to remove a hyperlink in Google Docs, including pictures of these steps.

Google Docs provides you with ways to add many of the same objects and features that you can add in other word-processing applications like Microsoft Word.

But if you are new to Google Docs, or if you are trying to do something that you haven’t done before, there are a number of tasks that can be difficult to accomplish.

One such situation arises when you want to remove a hyperlink in Google Docs.

Luckily this is something that you can do. Our tutorial below will show you how to delete a hyperlink in a Google Docs document.

Do you only need to have page numbers on some of your documents? Our how to remove page numbers from certain pages in Google Docs tutorial will show you how to set that up.

How to Delete a Google Docs Hyperlink (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at and open the document containing the hyperlink you wish to remove.

Step 2: Click on the link.

Step 3: Click the Remove link button on the pop-up menu.

how to remove a hyperlink in Google Docs

The anchor text should still remain, but the clickable link should now be gone.

You can always add the link again by highlighting the text to link, then clicking the Hyperlink button in the toolbar above the document.

Now that you know how to remove a hyperlink in Google Docs, you can use this technique any time you encounter an unwanted link in a document that you are editing in the application.

For more information on working with links in Google docs, check out our guide on how to link a Google Doc to a website.

Matthew Burleigh

Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech content online for more than ten years. He enjoys writing about Google Docs in addition to many other applications and devices and has cumulatively covered Google’s word-processing application in hundreds of different articles.

He has been published on dozens of popular websites, and his works have accumulated millions of pageviews.
While focused primarily on tutorials and guides for popular electronics like the iPhone and iPad, as well as common applications like Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, he covers topics across the entire technology spectrum.

You can read his bio here.

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