I am new here, while answering other people's questions, I can't insert any hyperlink.

How can I do so?


All of this information and more is included in the formatting guide in the help center. You can find it here.


Look carefully at your answer window.

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Can you spot the hyperlink button?

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Click on it. The following window appears.

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In the field marked with red arrow you add your website address.

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Click on AddLink

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Enter description

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Note that your description is also shown under Answers window with an underline.

That underline denotes that the hyperlink has been created.

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If the link is clicked, the targeted web page opens.

Shortcut -


Ctrl + L

to directly open the Insert Hyperlink window.


You can also include links in comments, like this: Welcome-comment

To insert hyperlinks like that in comments, you write

[text to display](link to website)

Important: there must be no space between ] and (.

The example above was written like this:

Welcome to Pets! Please take a minute to take the 
[tour](https://pets.stackexchange.com/tour) and have a look at the 
[help center](https://pets.stackexchange.com/help).

To take it one step further, there are shortcuts for certain links like [help] [tour] [ask] [answer]

A complete list can be found here.

That shortens the above example to:

Welcome to Pets! Please take a minute to take the  
[tour] and have a look at the [help].
  • Hi Elmy! Thanks for this assistance, and for linking to the list of comment shortcuts. I learned how to use it while on another site, and have found it to be a great benefit! It works on all SE sites, and it's not only easy, but it doesn't count against the number of characters in the comment, as the other methods do. – Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL Feb 10 '19 at 20:13

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