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How to Add an Image to Your Gmail Signature


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A signature's all fine and dandy in Gmail; it's not so picturesque, though, and juicy?

If you long for an image, perhaps, or a logo to appear at the bottom of your every email, Gmail can do that, too. If you place the graphic on a public web site, adding it to your signature is easy, and everybody will be able to see it.

Add an Image to Your Gmail Signature

To add a logo, graphical signature or other image to your email signature in Gmail:

  • Make sure the picture you want to add to your signature is available on a public web server.
  • Click Compose mail in Gmail.
  • Make sure the rich-text editor is enabled: if you see Rich formatting » right above the message's text composition area, click it.
  • Click Discard.
  • Click the Settings gear in your Gmail inbox's toolbar.
  • Now select Settings from the menu that appears.
  • Go to the General tab.
  • Make sure the signature entry area (or the desired account) is selected under Signature:.
  • Compose the signature's text and formatting as you wish.
    • If you can enter only plain text, start a new message in Gmail using rich formatting before returning to your signature settings.
  • Position the text cursor where you want the image to appear in your signature.
  • Click Insert Image in the signature's formatting toolbar.
  • Enter the desired image's URI (on the web page, blog or image hosting service) under Image URL.
  • Click OK.

(Updated October 2012)

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