How To Turn Link Sharing On Gmail

Unlike Google Docs and Google Drive, Gmail has no built-in link-sharing feature. To add link-sharing to Gmail, you will need to use the Gmail Email Links extension created by cloudHQ

This add-on integrates seamlessly with Gmail and allows you to create a sharable link to any email with one click of a button.

In this article, I will show you how to install and use the Gmail Email Links extension. 

How To Turn Link Sharing On Gmail

1 – Follow this link to the official Gmail Email Links download page.

2 – On the download page, click on the “add to chrome” button.

Install The Gmail Email Links Extension From The Chrome Store Step 2

Step 2 – Create A cloudHQ Account

1 – After installing the extension, go to your Gmail inbox. 

2 – You will then be greeted with a popup that contains information about the Gmail Email Links add-on. Within this popup, click on the “create account” button. 

Create A cloudHQ Account Step 2

3 – A new window will then open. In this window, select the Gmail account that you would like to use to create your cloudHQ account.

Create A cloudHQ Account Step 3

4 – On the next page, click on the “allow button” to complete the account registration process. 

Create A cloudHQ Account Step 4

1 – Return to your Gmail inbox and open the email that you would like to share via a link.  

2 – In the menu to the top of the email, click on the share link icon. 

Generate A Sharable Email Link Step 2

3 – The Gmail Email Link add-on will then automatically generate a link. Once the link is created, click on the “copy to clipboard” button.  

Generate A Sharable Email Link Step 3

1- Open the application that you would like to share the email. This can be WhatsApp Web, Slack, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, etc. Pretty much any application where you can share links. 

2 – Within that application, paste your link into the textbox and then click on the “send” button.

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