How to Send a Web Page Link with Yahoo! Mail

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In Yahoo! Mail, you can share pages from the web easily—and even with a preview, so the recipient knows what to expect.

Sharing the Good

Some sites on the web are too useful, some articles too interesting and some comment sections too appalling to be kept secret. Fortunately, sharing good addresses on the web is easy with Yahoo! Mail.

Send a Web Page Link with Yahoo! Mail

To link text or an image to another web page in a message you are composing with Yahoo!


  1. Make sure rich-text editing is enabled.
    • ​If you see no formatting options in the message body's toolbar, click ​Switch to Rich Text (❭❭) button in that toolbar.
    • You can, of course, also send plain text links; the technique is the same you would use with Yahoo! Mail Basic. (See below.)
  2. To link text in your message:
    1. Highlight the text that should point to the page you are linking to.
      • ​You can also insert the link and text at the same time (without first highlighting text).
    2. Press the Insert link button in the formatting toolbar.
    3. Type or paste the desired URL under Edit link.
    4. Optionally, add or edit the text that is linked under Display text.
    5. Click OK.
  3. To insert a link with preview:
    1. Position the text cursor where you want to insert the link.
    2. Type or paste the full web address (including "http://" or "https://").
    3. Wait for Yahoo! Mail to replace the URL with the page title and insert a link preview.
    4. Optionally, remove or edit the preview:
      • ​To change the size of the link preview, position the mouse cursor over the preview image or text, click the downward-pointed arrowhead () and select SmallMedium or Large from the menu that has appeared.
      • To move the preview to a special links section below your full message (and Yahoo! Mail signature), click the arrowhead () in the link preview and select Move to bottom from the context menu.
      • To remove a link preview, position the mouse cursor over it and select the X button that has appeared.
        • This will delete only the preview; the link itself will remain in the message text.

    To edit an existing link, click on the link.

    If you want (or have to) to send more than just a link, you can send complete pages, too.

    Send a Web Page Link with Yahoo! Mail Basic

    To include a link with an email you are composing in Yahoo! Mail Basic:

    1. Position the text cursor where you want to insert the link.
    1. Press Ctrl-V (Windows, Linux) or Command-V (Mac) to paste the URL or type the desired web page address.
      • ​Make sure the address is delimited by white space or '<' and '>' characters.
      • Specifically, make sure no punctuation interferes with the link.
        • <>
        • Have you seen this ( )?
          work, while
        • See
          does not.

    (Updated June 2016, tested with Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Mail Basic in a desktop web browser)

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