What’s the best way to send URLs to friends?

sandra orton November 27, 2011
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I want to be able to send a clickable URL to a friend. What’s the best way to do this?

  1. FIDELIS
    November 28, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Hello, easiest way in most email software, either online or on a client is by doing the following:

    -- copy the link you want to send
    -- open your email
    -- click on create or new email
    -- add the usual info such as email address, subject, etc.
    -- click on hyperlink image or button
    -- if there is already this in the box:  http:// make sure to delete it
    -- paste the link you copied before in hyperlink box that opened
    -- click on ok
    -- send email when finished.

    The hyperlink icon looks like a globe with a chain in front.  Or only a chain.  This is an example for hyperlink when using gmail:

    http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.ofzenandcomputing.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/oe-insert-hyperlink-1.png&imgrefurl=http://www.ofzenandcomputing.com/zanswers/1312/&usg=__JdA4PZnCaPcEFjPHWzqJoIv1sNs=&h=274&w=500&sz=52&hl=en&start=13&zoom=1&tbnid=5SmbZ1ET56bJ-M:&tbnh=71&tbnw=130&ei=YDzTTqv-Gczq0QG9-Zgl&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhyperlink%2Bfor%2Bwebmail%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DiIc%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26tbm%3Disch%26prmd%3Dimvns&itbs=1 

    example for windows live/hotmail:

    http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.ofzenandcomputing.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/oe-insert-hyperlink-1.png&imgrefurl=http://www.ofzenandcomputing.com/zanswers/1312/&usg=__JdA4PZnCaPcEFjPHWzqJoIv1sNs=&h=274&w=500&sz=52&hl=en&start=13&zoom=1&tbnid=5SmbZ1ET56bJ-M:&tbnh=71&tbnw=130&ei=YDzTTqv-Gczq0QG9-Zgl&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhyperlink%2Bfor%2Bwebmail%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DiIc%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26tbm%3Disch%26prmd%3Dimvns&itbs=1

    example for outlook:
    http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.ofzenandcomputing.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/oe-insert-hyperlink-1.png&imgrefurl=http://www.ofzenandcomputing.com/zanswers/1312/&usg=__JdA4PZnCaPcEFjPHWzqJoIv1sNs=&h=274&w=500&sz=52&hl=en&start=13&zoom=1&tbnid=5SmbZ1ET56bJ-M:&tbnh=71&tbnw=130&ei=YDzTTqv-Gczq0QG9-Zgl&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhyperlink%2Bfor%2Bwebmail%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DiIc%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26tbm%3Disch%26prmd%3Dimvns&itbs=1

  2. Jay
    November 28, 2011 at 6:31 am

    depends on what does your friend have at the receiving end.
    mail: firefox: click on any link and click send link (you need to set an email client like outloook )

    phone: send link using pc to sms option.

    facebook: use rockmelt browser.
    use keyboard shortcuts to message a friend.

    short urls : this can be used when you have limted characters like twitter and sms.
    bookmarklets and addons can be useful.

  3. Mjevolve
    November 28, 2011 at 5:58 am

    hello .

    try Shareholic http://www.shareaholic.com/

    with it you can Easily share, spread, and save interesting links via your social networks, email, blogs, IM, etc ...

    Share links quickly from anywhere with anyone . simple and fast .

  4. Jeff Fabish
    November 28, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Hi Sandra,

    I'm not sure if I understand your question, properly. If you wish to make a long URL shorter, you can use a service such as Goo.gl, Bitly or Tiny URL