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How to Get Direct link to text in Chrome

Direct link to text
Written by Hassan Abbas

Have you ever wanted to reference particular text on a webpage? Sure, you can copy the link and save it or share it, however, that does not help later when you have to search for that text on the page. If you are looking for a way to do this and happen to be a Chrome user, then you’re in luck! In this article, we are going to talk about How to Get a Direct link to text in Chrome. Let’s begin!

An extension for Chrome that is called Link to Text Fragment solves the problem we just described. You can also select text on a page and then get a direct link to it. So if you are ready to make life a bit more easier when it comes to referencing webpage text, then here is how to use Link to Text Fragment in Chrome.

Link to Text Fragment

Again, Link to Text Fragment is actually a Chrome extension. So, you are going to head to the Chrome Web Store in Chrome on your Mac and either pop that name into the search or also use this direct link to Link to Text Fragment.

Click the Add to Chrome button to install the extension and it is all ready to go.

How to Use Link to Text Fragment

Direct link to text


When you install the extension, then visit a webpage with the text you want a link to and then choose it. You can do this easily by placing your cursor on the first word and dragging via it. Then, you can create the link by following these simple steps.

  • Right-click the text that you select and pick Copy Link to Selected Text. You’ll notice the extension’s icon with this option in the context menu so that you can spot it easily.
  • When you copy the link,  then you will see the text highlighted in yellow on the page. This is your confirmation that you have the link on your clipboard now.
  • Then you can save or also share the link as you like and when you open it in Chrome, then you will go right to the page and then see the yellow highlighted text*.

And you can then easily spot the words in the link you selected in the text.

Keep that in mind that the link you receive using Link to Text Fragment will only direct you to highlighted text when you use it in Chrome. If you use the same link in another browser, then you should still land on the right page; but, the text will not be highlighted.


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Also See: Add or Remove Links in Notes on iPhone

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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