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How to remove hyperlinks and formatting from post

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Hello Everyone,

We share articles from various websites. If we copy text from those websites such as NDTV, or any other website it copies formatted text and hyperlink as well.

The formatted text contains styling information such as color, styles (bold, italic), sizes, etc. This styling helps to highlight important words or phrases.

Along with unnecessary formatted text, we see many hyperlinks added to the copied text. Most of the hyperlinks are internal links (An internal link is a type of hyperlink on a web page to another page or resource, on the same website or domain). Those links add no value to the post, and it also does not look good. You can keep an important external link (which leads to another website).

Example of copied text with hyperlinks and formatting:

To remove formatted text and hyperlinks, select all the text (Ctrl + A) and click on the "Remove Formatting" button. The button will remove all the formatting and hyperlinks.


GIF demonstration:

Other methods to remove hyperlinks and formatting

Using Toggle BB code
: Tap or click on the gear icon and paste the copied text. After pasting, you can unlock the editor setting by clicking again on the gear icon.


Using Paste as plain text option: Suppose you copied text from another website that contains hyperlinks and formatting. You can avoid in the first place by using paste shortcut ctrl + shift + v instead of ctrl + v. This method works on desktops versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge (chromium-based). Alternatively, right-click and select Paste as plain text instead of Paste.


Using Windows Notepad: Copy the text from the website and paste it into Windows notepad and again copy that text from notepad and paste it into DDF editor.

To remove hyperlinks manually, tap or click on links and then tap or click Unlink.

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