As of Google Chrome version 90 and higher, you can create a link to selected text on a web page. When clicked, this link takes you to the page and highlights the selected text. Let’s explore how to create such links.
This is for devices running Chrome 90 and higher. Screenshots are from Windows 10 PC
Enable the Feature
For some of us, Chrome’s Copy Link to Text feature is enabled by default, for others, it’s not. If this is your case, you will have to manually enable it on Chrome’s experimental flags page.
First, open Google Chrome on your computer. In the address bar of any window, type:
and press Enter. Refer to below image:
Now, on the Experiments tab that opens, click the search box at the top and type this:
Copy Link To Text
See below image:
Next, in the search results, click the drop-down menu beside Copy Link To Text and select Enabled. See following image:
Now, Chrome will ask you to restart the browser so that the change can take effect. Click Relaunch in bottom left-hand corner. Refer to below image:
After Chrome restarts, the feature will now be enabled.
Create the Link
To use the Copy Link to Text feature, first, open a site and select the text that you want to copy a link for using your mouse or keyboard. See below image:
Next, right-click the highlighted text and select Copy Link to Highlight from the menu. See following image:
Now, Chrome will copy the link for your selected text to your clipboard. You can now share this link via social media, send it in an email, paste it in a text editor, or use any other method. Refer to below image for sending the link via email:
When the recipient clicks the link, they will be taken directly to the page with the previously selected passage highlighted. See below image:
It’s a very handy feature.. Repeat as often as you like.
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