A hyperlink is simply a link to some other resource. It uses a special kind of command that jumps you to some other content in your web browser, usually to another page.
Most web pages are filled with dozens of hyperlinks, each sending you to some related web page or picture/file. Search results are another easy way to observe hyperlinks; go to Google and search for anything, and every result you see is a hyperlink to the different web pages that show up in the results.
You'll know that something is a hyperlink when your mouse pointer changes to a pointing finger. Nearly all the time, hyperlinks appear as images or as underlined words/phrases. Sometimes, hyperlinks also take the shape of drop-down menus or tiny animated movies or advertisements.
No matter how they appear, all hyperlinks are easy to use and will take you to wherever the link was built to navigate you to.
Clicking a hyperlink is all it takes to activate the jump command. When you click on the pointing finger mouse shape, the hyperlink commands your web browser to load the target web page, ideally within seconds.
Most web browsers also support the Ctrl+Link function to open the link in a new tab.
Hyperlinks can be made manually by adjusting the web page's HTML content to include a link to a URL. However, lots of web editors, email clients, and text editing tools, let you make a hyperlink easily using built-in tools.
For example, in Gmail, you can add a hyperlink to some text by highlighting the text and then clicking the "Insert link" button from the bottom of the editor, or by hitting Ctrl+K. You'll then be asked where you want the link to point to, which is where you can enter a URL to another web page, to a video, an image, etc.