Previewing Link URLs in Safari

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When you’re wandering around the web, sometimes it’s a good idea to check where a link goes before simply tapping on it. To do this on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, it’s actually as simple as tapping and holding your finger on the link, instead of quickly tapping and releasing.

Previewing Link URLs in Safari

A menu will slide up from the bottom with the URL of the link shown right at the top. From here you can also open the linked page in the background (or in a new tab if you’re on an iPad or iPhone 6 Plus in landscape mode), add it to your reading list, or copy it to your clipboard.

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Jesse Hollington

Jesse Hollington was a Senior Editor at iLounge. He's written about Apple technology for nearly a decade and had been covering the industry since the early days of iLounge. In his role at iLounge, he provided daily news coverage, wrote and edited features and reviews, and was responsible for the overall quality of the site's content.