How to Add an Image Signature in Google Mail (Gmail)
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 get it on! But first, kindly scroll down to the Writer's Note for some friendly suggestions.
Hello there! You may want to go by the Procedures in Pictures above. These photos and their captions will already guide you in inserting a picture for your Gmail signature. However, if some procedures go vague, that's the time you may want to read the detailed step below. Best of luck!
Procedures in PicturesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Adding Image in Gmail Signatures
- 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 the photo on your right to help you out.
- 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 (select the second photo from the thumbnail for the screenshot) .
- 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). But, I suggest that you write something first. You may write, "From", "Best Regards" and etc.
- Okay! So here it is! Adding an image in your gmail signature. First, you need to click on the Insert Image Button, where you can, well, insert image. However, Gmail does not allow you to upload your own. Hence, you need to upload it elsewhere, get the link of the photo, and insert that link in the "Image Url". You may take a look at the third photo for the illustration.
- In order to successful add a photo in your signature, you need to have an account in one of the image hosting sites (such as Photobucket, flickr, Dropbox and etc). So if you don't have account from sites where you can upload your photo, you will need to create one. If you already have one, then you need not to worry. Just upload the image in that site, 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 this link (I used Dropbox for this): https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4423685/HubPages/Sample%20Photo.jpg
You may change the URL to your own photo later. See the fourth photo for the screenshot.
- 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".
- You're done! Try composing a message, and see how everything paid off. Congratulations!
Sample Look of Image in Gmail Signature
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