You’ve probably all been in this situation: you want to include a link to an interesting factoid within a long article, but you’re not sure if the readers of your blog or social media post will be able find it. It’s possible to take a screenshot, but that would mean not linking back to the original source, which is bad internet etiquette. You can also take a screenshot , and add the link. This is better but awkward. Or…
Chrome’s Copy link to highlight feature is a great way to do this.Click on the highlighted section and select Copy Link to Highlight.
The complete story
You do a lot of linking when you are a writer or an editor at a website like the Verge. When you write a story, it’s important to include links to the source material. This could be a verge that is related to what you are writing or something entertaining. If you want to direct someone to a particular quote, chart, or paragraph in an article, you don’t want to make them search the entire thing.
I was editing a piece of writing the other day in which someone was describing an item that they loved — and had briefly mentioned it within another article. I knew that it was important to direct the reader to the mentioned mention, but I didn’t know exactly how to do this. Another editor then explained how.
For example, if I wanted to lead you to info about how much Dyson’s weird Bane headphones weigh, instead of linking just to the article and hoping you’ll find the appropriate sentence,