01Jul

How to send a URL with a specific section of text highlighted? Google Chrome Extension

Do you want to share a webpage URL with a specific section of text highlighted in yellow? Check the Link to Text Fragment Chrome extension.
You might notice in the URL the characters “#:~:text” and some “%20” replacing spaces in the copy.

How to send a URL with a part of text highlighted in Chrome?

Here is an example

You suspected a plugin or browser add-on? Well yes, that is the Chrome extension allowing it Link to Text Fragment.

  1. Select the text that you want to link to.
  2. Right-click and choose “Copy Link to Selected Text” from the context menu.
  3. If the link creation succeeded, the selected text will be briefly highlighted in yellow.
  4. Paste your link wherever you want to share it.

That’s it, share the link and the recipient will see the page scrolling down to the copy highlighted.

Please note it works only in Google Chrome browser.

This question was first asked by my colleague and the original source answer comes from theverge.com

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