How to preview link URL in Safari on Mac and iOS


When you’re browsing the web, you’ll find various links throughout that will take you to new websites. Sometimes the links send you exactly where you want to go, and sometimes links will bait you somewhere you never intended to go.

Fortunately, Safari in Apple’s OS X operating system comes with a little-known feature called a status bar, which you can enable from the web browser’s settings to show the destination link of any hyperlink in a web page by simply hovering your mouse over the link, iOS users also have a similar function that they can take advantage of, but more on that later. If you are not aware of how to preview link URL in Safari on Mac and iOS by following the steps given below:

How to preview link URL in Safari on Mac:

How to preview link URL in Safari on Mac

  • Initially, you have to open safari on your Mac device.
  • Once the safari is open, now you have to navigate view and tap on it.
  • Under the view option, tap on Show status bar.
  • The URL-peeking Status Bar should now appear at the bottom right of the window anytime you hover over a hyperlink on the Web page.
  • That’s it.

How to preview link URL in Safari on iOS:

On iOS devices like iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, there is nothing to configure because the feature is always enabled by default. It’s just a matter of using the right touch gesture to access it. To use it you have to follow the below steps.


  • Open Safari on your iOS device and load a web page with hyperlinks.
  • Now Tap and hold on a hyperlink for a couple of seconds until an action sheet appears.
  • This action sheet shows you the destination URL at the top and also includes other options, such as opening the link in a new tab, adding the link to your Reading list, and copying the link.

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