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Linking in Google Drive gets easier with a nifty search field

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If you spend a lot of time in Google Drive documents like I do, you’ll appreciate this update: Google has just added a search field for when you want to link to websites from documents in your Drive.

Now instead of needing the exact address for a site, you can just search from within the hyperlink utility in Docs and Slides. Even better, Drive will automatically search for relevant sites and documents based on the text you’re highlighting. It won’t be enough to find esoteric webpages, but if you’re linking to something on Wikipedia it could be a huge time saver.

Hopefully, this feature will make its way to other Drive products soon (I’m crossing my fingers for Sheets support next).

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