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How to Add an Image Signature in Gmail

Updated on April 8, 2020
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Renz is an enthusiast of digital technology. He devotes his time to studying how these platforms can help make things work for us.

Adding Image in Gmail Signature
Adding Image in Gmail Signature | Source

Image in Signature, Awesome!

If you want to have your electronic mails look more professional, with a dash of creativity, you have stumbled upon a great article! This guide will show you how you can add image to your Gmail signatures. It is really easy!

If you will encounter some vague procedures here (which, I hope you won't), feel free to comment below. I will be glad to help you and clarify things out.

Anyway, let's start working on it!

Image Signature for Your Gmail Account
Image Signature for Your Gmail Account | Source

Writer's Note

The procedures detailed below are aided with photos and captions to further assist you in inserting a picture for your Gmail signature. Should you have any questions, feel free to use the Q&A portion at the bottom of the article.

Adding Image in Gmail Signatures

1. The first thing, of course, is to open up your Gmail Account. Once everything loads up properly, click on the "Gear Symbol" on the upper right just below your photo. It's a drop down list, so you need to choose "Settings" among the other items. If you can't find the button, you may see use the photo below to assist you.

Look for the Gear Symbol and click on it to make the drop down list appear. Click on Settings.
Look for the Gear Symbol and click on it to make the drop down list appear. Click on Settings.

2. After you have been directed to the Settings Page, just keep scrolling down until you reach the portion where you can edit your Gmail signature.

Start editing the text portion. You may opt not to write anything, and decide just to include your photo signature (electronic signature as we often call them). However, I suggest that you write something first. You may write, "From", "Best Regards" and etc. You may even insert quotes or company slogans.

On the Settings Page, scroll down until you reach the Signature Portion.
On the Settings Page, scroll down until you reach the Signature Portion.

3. Once you've finished writing the text portion of your signature, you may now proceed to adding an image. First, you need to click on the Insert Image button.

Click on the Insert Image Button. Something will pop out after this where you can paste the Image URL
Click on the Insert Image Button. Something will pop out after this where you can paste the Image URL

4. Fortunately, Gmail now has the feature that allows you to upload your own photo. Upon hitting the Insert Image button, this will pop-up onto your screen which gives you the option to:

  • Select an existing photo uploaded in your Google Drive,
  • Upload a new photo, or
  • Insert image via Web Address (URL)

Gmail now allows you to upload your own photo signature
Gmail now allows you to upload your own photo signature

Using built-in upload function

If you plan to maximize Google's features and upload via Drive, click on the Upload tab. Then, drag the image (i.e. your photo signature) into the box as indicated in the illustration above. You may also manually locate the image by hitting on the Select a file from your device button.

Using third-party image hosting sites

Alternatively, you may opt to have the photo uploaded elsewhere, get the link of the photo, and insert that link in the "Image Url". Other image hosting sites includes Photobucket, flickr and etc. Just upload the image in any of those sites, and get the link of the photo (the one with the .jpg or .png or any extensions signifying that the file is an image). Copy the link, and paste it in the "Insert Url" portion.

For now, you may want to try inserting the link below just to test. You may change the URL to your own photo later.

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YffJurVlHRw/WIKt9G-VyfI/AAAAAAAAPg4/mZ-UkvnlL_YIh0xPTltJVzHlOkyO-P_VgCK4B/s1600/ANSPK%2Bv2%2BBlog%2BHeader%2Bfor%2BDark%2B3.png

5. You're almost there! All you need is to press the OK button. Check again if you are satisfied with how your signature look like. Once you are done, you just need to scroll down to the bottom, where you will click on "Save Changes".

Actually, you are done! Congratulations! You now have your photo signature in Gmail!
Actually, you are done! Congratulations! You now have your photo signature in Gmail!

You're done! Try composing a message, and see how everything paid off. Congratulations!

Sample Look of Image in Gmail Signature

Here's how it would look like once you add up an image in your Gmail signature.
Here's how it would look like once you add up an image in your Gmail signature. | Source

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    • yougotme profile imageAUTHOR

      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      6 years ago from Manila

      @Carol The best way I can think of is for you to resize the source image. In that way, you will no longer resize it.

      I don't know if you can resize the image in the Settings itself. Try that first. Hope this helps, Carol!

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      Carol 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for your help. I did follow your directions. However it will not display the image in the size I want to keep. I can right click on it and choose small, best fit or large but I wish I didn't have to do that with every email. Any suggestions there?

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      6 years ago from Manila

      No worries Gleb! I'm glad this article helped you out!

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      Gleb 

      6 years ago

      Thanks. That helped a lot! That just helped. I didn't know how to do it before, now i know. I learned somethng new today. That's great!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      6 years ago from Manila

      @Maggie The file size is not that huge. Hmmm. Are you copying the link address correctly (i.e. the links ends in either .jpg oe .png)? If yes, you might as well experiment on a smaller file size.

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      Maggie Anton 

      6 years ago

      I had no trouble getting your test image to work for my gmail acct, but I couldn't get my own to work - neither from dropbox or flickr, not saving as png or jpg. Was my file to big [500 kg]? What else could have gone wrong?

    • yougotme profile imageAUTHOR

      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Luke! Glad you found this hub about Gmail Image Signature great!

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      Luke 

      6 years ago

      great work....cheers

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      7 years ago from Manila

      @John I think that is something we don't have access too, but thanks for sharing that.

      @lionamazingking You're welcome! I'm glad that you were able to extract additional knowledge from this.

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      Bharat 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      That's great info! Thanks for the knowledge. :)

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      John 

      7 years ago

      Outlook 2007 block the image on the receivers side

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      7 years ago from Manila

      @moran If I understood your question, you yourself don't need to do anything to have the images display. It is there, and everyone can potentially see it. However, since Gmail wants to cut down loading time, they don't display images immediately, but you may change the settings on the Settings page. However, this will not affect the settings of those who will receive the mail. In short, this problem lies on the receiver and not you the sender. I hope this somehow helped you out.

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      moran 

      7 years ago

      Hey there :)

      Thank you for your time and help-

      I actually already knew how to create the signature - BUT -

      Is there a way to make the image visible to everyone - without having to press on the link "Display images below"?

      I mean right now- not everyone can see the image on the signature- it just displays a blank.

      I hope you can help me! thank youuu :)

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      Deanna Geddie 

      7 years ago

      This was very helpful so thank you, thank you. I struggled so followed Marvin653's advice and it worked like a charm!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      7 years ago from Manila

      That's flattering. Thank you very much sean!

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      sean 

      7 years ago

      You Rock!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      7 years ago from Manila

      That's a great finding, Marvin653! Thanks for sharing!

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      Marvin653 

      7 years ago

      I found I need to replace the "www" in the DropBox link address with "dl". Without this Google settings would not accept the image URL.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      7 years ago from Manila

      You are most welcome Kilndown! I'm glad that I was able to help!

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      Kilndown 

      7 years ago

      The man is a genius! I have no idea how I would have worked that out without your help. I am hating Google though for making things so damn complicated! Thanks nonetheless.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      7 years ago from Manila

      @Kilndown That might possibly because you used the link found in "Share link" and not the "Copy Public Link" option (while ensuring that the file is in the Public Folder). But, if you've done it correctly, it might not be loading because the file is too large or in the unacceptable format. Hopefully, this one helps. :)

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      Kilndown 

      7 years ago

      This looks great - thank you. But when I add the Dropbox url into the "Add an Image" box, nothing seems to happen. Any thoughts?

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Good evening Rashy! This might be just due to slow loading of image, or images may have been disabled in your email settings.

      Try looking up your settings, and hopefully it'll do the trick. :)

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      Rashy 

      7 years ago

      Hi sir,

      I try to do add image signature, but i failed. i have a drop box account but cant load my image.

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ahd5c5it9tq9xn/safa_car...

      this is my signature, then why its not appear in the signature field

    • yougotme profile imageAUTHOR

      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hello there story-maker! I don't think Google has that feature as of the moment.

      But it will be cool if there is. :)

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      story-maker 

      7 years ago

      Indeed.

      BTW: is there any way to use hover effect for signature links?

    • yougotme profile imageAUTHOR

      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Thank you very much for appreciating this hub iguidenetwork!

    • yougotme profile imageAUTHOR

      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      7 years ago from Manila

      I'm glad you found this hub very useful! In my case, it really helped boosting up the visual appeal of my emails. :)

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      iguidenetwork 

      7 years ago from Austin, TX

      Wow, like many people, I am aware of signatures but I didn't know that you could include an image of it. It adds a lot of individuality to my account, thanks for sharing your "secret". Up, useful and shared. I also start following your hubs in the future. :)

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      Lesleysherwood 

      7 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your knowledge so efficiently. I have always had a signature but never even thought about an image.. It looks great now.

    • yougotme profile imageAUTHOR

      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Yeah, it was really cool when I first knew about putting image signature in my emails. Thanks for the comment Jamesm1968!

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      Jamesm1968 

      7 years ago from UK

      Superb. I have been using gmail for ages and never knew I could add an image to my sig.

    • yougotme profile imageAUTHOR

      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Cyndi10! I'm glad you found this hub useful! :)

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      You explained the process wonderfully. I have Gmail and AOL. I'm assuming it works pretty much the same with AOL. I 'll try it out and see. You always provide such valuable information. Thanks.

    • yougotme profile imageAUTHOR

      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Thanks andromida! Glad that you found this hub useful in integrating photos in your Gmail.

      And, using it for branding is such a great idea!

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      syras mamun 

      8 years ago

      you are revealing some great tips.It will help us a lot to brand our web address by integrating images with email.thank you so much.

    • yougotme profile imageAUTHOR

      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Yes, indeed! And adding image signature is so much easy in Gmail. I've realized that it will just take you about 5 minutes to add up a photo as your electronic signature.

      Thanks for the comment iefox5!

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      iefox5 

      8 years ago

      Image signature is much more attractive than simple word signature, thanks for sharing this with us.

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