The “copy link to highlight” feature will allow users to create and share a link to a section of a website that they have highlighted. Last year, the feature was first launched as a browser extension called Link to Text Fragment and now Google has added the feature to Chrome itself.
According to a blog post from the Google product manager, Kayce Hawkins, the feature will work just like how the browser extension worked.
To create a link to a text, go to the webpage and highlight the text you want to create a link for, right-click, and then select “copy link to highlight.” A URL ending with (#) will then be generated.
You can share this URL with others and when they open the link, they’ll see the highlighted section of the webpage instead of the whole of it from the beginning.
Google said that the feature is currently available on desktop and Android devices for some users as an experiment and it will later be made available to iOS users.
Apart from the copy link to highlight feature, the company also added more features, which are rolling out now, to make working with PDFs better.