SUMMARY (your need in one sentence)
I want to be able to see where a hyperlink in a gmail message is going to go before clicking it.
GIVE US CONTEXT (tell us about the current experience)
The previous poster wanted this in the context of looking at phishing attempts. I’m pretty confident in Google filtering out phishing attempts recently (although the paranoid side of me wants this feature for that use case too).
I’d like to have this feature because I subscribe to a number of newsletter/round-up emails that often times collect links. By hovering I might see the link is to an article I’ve already read or if it is to a site that I don’t deem “high-quality” I won’t click. This saves times and avoids tab fatigue.
PROVIDE DETAILS (tell us what you are looking to change)
I’d like the URL to display when I hover over a hyperlink in Gmail. Look at Safari and turn on Status Bar (Cmd + /) then hover over a link and look at the bottom of the screen. Look in Chrome (I believe it is on by default) in the bottom left of the screen. Ditto for Firefox.
DESCRIBE THE IMPACT (how would it change your experience)
- I would know to which site a link goes before clicking it and use that context to help me decide if I want to click
- I would click links with more confidence
- I would save time from following links which are not worthwhile
- There will be fewer tabs in my browser and hopefully I’ll have to declare tab bankruptcy and restart the browser less frequently.