How to find the URL?

September 8, 2014
How to find the URL?

Every website on the Internet has its own URL. In our previous article, What is a URL, we talked in detail about what these addresses are, and this time we will talk about how to find out the URL of a site, image or video.

How to find the URL address

URLs of sites are displayed in the address bar of the browser. In almost all modern browsers, it is at the top of the window. Typical URLs are,, or Addresses can be as long as you like, end in .html, .php, etc.

It should be borne in mind that most browsers now show an incomplete address - without http: //. But if you place the cursor in the address bar, click the right mouse button and select "Copy", and then paste the copied data into Notepad, a message box or an email, the full URL will be shown along with http: //.

How to find the URL of the image

Finding the URL of a picture is a little more difficult: if this picture is not open in a separate tab, its address is not displayed anywhere. However, in many browsers it is possible to copy the URL of any image, then paste it somewhere or send a link to a friend.To do this, click on the image with the right mouse button and select the option “Copy image link” or “Copy image URL”.

Just do not confuse these options with the options "Copy Link" or "Copy Image / Picture." The first one copies the URL of the link, which can be “hidden” under the picture and lead, for example, to a website. And the second one copies the picture itself into the clipboard and allows you to paste it, for example, in Paint or Photoshop.

How to find video URL

With video URLs, everything is not always easy either. If we are talking about the video on YouTube, you can simply look in the address bar. If YouTube video is embedded on another site, then you need to right-click on the video and select the option “Copy video URL”, and then paste the copied somewhere.

But if this is a video, for example, with Vimeo, then it will not work this way - instead, you need to click the Share button in the form of a paper airplane in the video window. In the case of other video hosting sites, the URL is also most often found using the Share / Share button.