How to Send a Web Page Link with Yahoo Mail

Share interesting web pages with a hyperlink in Yahoo Mail

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There are several ways to include web page links in a Yahoo Mail message. It's even possible to include a preview image so that the recipient knows what to expect.

Instructions in this article apply to the web versions of Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo Mail mobile app.

How to Send a Web Page Link With Yahoo Mail

The simplest way to include a link in an email message is to copy and paste it. The user can then copy the link from the message and paste it into the browser. However, if you'd rather include a hyperlink that takes the user directly to the page by clicking on text:

  1. Highlight the text of the link you want to share and press Ctrl + C (for Windows) or Command + C (for Mac) to copy it.

  2. Highlight the text you want to link in your Yahoo Mail message, and then select the link icon in the bottom tool bar (to the left of the text formatting options).

    Highlight the text you want to link in your Yahoo Mail message and select the link icon in the bottom tool bar (to the left of the text formatting options).
  3. Press Ctrl + V (for Windows) or Command + V (for Mac) to paste the link in the text field.

    Press Ctrl + V (for Windows) or Command + V (for Mac) to paste the link in the text field.
  4. Select Save.

When the recipient sees the message, they can click the blue text to open the web page in a new tab.

When the recipient sees the message, they can click the blue text to open the web page in a new tab.

How to Include Link Previews in Yahoo Mail Messages

Alternatively, you can paste an entire link (including http:// or https://) directly into a Yahoo Mail message. Depending on how the web page is set up, the pasted text will be automatically hyperlinked, or a link preview will be generated with an image.

To adjust the size and positioning of the link preview, hover your mouse over the preview image, then and select the ellipses (...) in the upper-right corner.

Selecting Remove will delete only the preview; the link itself will remain in the message text.

To adjust the size and positioning of the link preview, hover your mouse over the preview image, then and select the ellipses (...) in the upper-right corner.

Send a Web Page Link With Yahoo Mail Basic

Yahoo Mail Basic doesn't support link previews, but it is also possible to include hyperlinks:

  1. Highlight the text of the link you want to share and press Ctrl + C (for Windows) or Command + C (for Mac) to copy it.

  2. Position the text cursor where you want to insert the link in your Yahoo Mail message and press Ctrl + V (for Windows) or Command + V (for Mac) to paste the link.

    Position the text cursor where you want to insert the link in your Yahoo Mail message and press Ctrl + V (for Windows) or Command + V (for Mac) to paste the link.
  3. Add parentheses around the link text.

    Add parentheses around the link text.

When the recipient sees the message, they can click the underlined text to open the web page in a new tab.

This trick also works for including hyperlinks in messages you send from the Yahoo Mail mobile app.

When the recipient sees the message, they can click the underlined text to open the web page in a new tab.