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Google rethinks hyperlinking in Drive with a built-in search field

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Google has thought up a new way to add web links to documents for its latest update to Drive. Before, inserting a link required knowing the exact URL that a person should be sent to, but now both Docs and Slides will include a built-in search field that automatically suggests the top results for the phrase being highlighted. Of course, you can still enter the exact link if you already know it — but if it's easy to find through a Google search, the new method may be the quickest way to add it. The linking tool pops up directly beside the highlighted text, and also suggests other Drive documents and individual paragraphs that could be linked to as well. It's a simple change, but it may just take one step out of your workflow.