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How to change hyperlink color in Outlook?

By default, Outlook hyperlink appears in blue color text with underline. If you want to change the text color of this hyperlink text, you can do it as follows.

Change hyperlink color in Outlook

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arrow blue right bubble Change hyperlink color in Outlook

1. Create a new email message by clicking New E-mail under Home tab.

2. Compose your email. (Note: make sure that there are hyperlinks existing in your email body) See screenshot:

3. Click Format Text tab, and then go to Style group, and click button under Change Styles. See screenshot:

4. Then a Styles dialog pops up. In this dialog, please put your cursor on the Hyperlink field to show the drop down button.

5. Then click the drop down button , and select Modify from the drop down menu.

6. In the Modify Style dialog, you can do as follows:

A: If you don’t want to show an underline below the text, please click button.

B: Choose your desired color in this color field .

C: If you just want to change the hyperlink color in the current document, please keep the Only in this document box checked; And if you want to apply this changes to the new emails you will compose next time, please check the New document based on this template box. See screenshot:

Note: The above operation can be used in Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013.

7. After configuring all the settings, please click OK to close the dialog. And the color of the hyperlink texts have been changed as your wanted color. See screenshot:


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    Warren Miller · 2 years ago
    In my Outlook 2016, there is no Hyperlink option in the Styles dialog. I scroll to the bottom of that dialog, and the bottom option is List Paragraph. Can anyone tell me how I can add Hyperlink below List Paragraph, please? Thanks in advance for help from anyone. The FollowedHypertext that Carolyn mention below is not in my Styles dialog. It never ceases to amaze me how Bill Gates accumulated an eleven-figure fortune making such garbage. - Warren Miller
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    John Cooper · 2 years ago
    Thank you! I prefer the blue but my copy always went to red. I spent lots of time changing everything to blue. This tip worked perfectly!
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    Bruce Bannach · 3 years ago
    Unfortunately, the instructions do not explain how to change the "used link" color, only that of the initial link.
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      Carolyn Parker · 2 years ago
      Modify the FollowedHypertext style.
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        Jayson · 2 years ago
        Thanks! Been looking for this for awhile.
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      Carolyn Parker · 2 years ago
      In Outlook, there is an additional style you need to choose, called FollowedHypertext. This is the style you can modify as you see fit. Now, there is one question that I HAVE and that is ... you can create and modify styles in Outlook itself, but when you view it on a mobile device that uses Android Marshmallow, the link colors revert to the classic blue. Not sure how to override this.