Tech-Tip Friday – sharing a webpage

Jun 12, 2015 Categories: Online tools, Tech-Know @ Home, Tech-Tip-Friday

A quick tip today! Have you ever been looking at a website and thought ‘I wish my mum/dad/friend could see this – they’d love it!’

Well, there’s a quick and easy way to share a website with anyone that has an email!

Just find the URL and paste it into an email!

  • Ok, so first step – What is a URL?

A Uniform Resource Locator is a unique address that links to a specific ‘place’ on the in Internet. Every webpage as a URL as do all images and videos too. For our purposes we just need to find the URL of a page (although you can usually right-click on an image and find the URL for the specific image too.

  • Next step – find the address.

There are number of web browsers that let you surf the net, and each is set up slightly differently. But you can always find the URL or address of a website at the top of screen. Like this:

finding the URL

 

So you copy that ENTIRE thing (don’t miss bits off the end!) and paste it into an email! That’s it. Done. Easy peasy and no need to try and spell a complicated website address over the phone or in a text message (I’ve seen that done, not easy or fun :0(

So a quick and easy tip this week – but one I’ve been asked for a few times lately!

Want other tips or tricks? leave a comment below and I’ll see what I can do.

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