Given a URL to an image, how can I easily insert images into cells into Google Sheets and then have the full images viewable on hover?

I'll be doing this on the fly with many images throughout the day, so the fewer clicks, the better.

I have tried Chrome extensions like ImageHover and Imagus, but neither seem to work with either inline or linked images within cells.

  • you can insert URL into a cell in this or similar format https://i.stack.imgur.com/GV4QM.png
    and then hover over hovered link


  • or you can insert an image into a cell and make it active:
    and then hover over a hovered link (notice the mouse cursor)



  • Any idea why this wouldn't be working? – user666 Jan 9 at 23:12
  • Ah, you need to open a new window for it to work. Might be worth adding this note to your answer. Thank you! +1 – user666 Jan 9 at 23:15

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