Add an Image to Your Gmail Signature

Make Your Email Signature Stand out With a Custom Picture

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A "regular" Gmail signature just includes custom things like your name and some formatted text, or maybe your phone number. However, with a photo signature, you can really spice things up and bring the bottom of your emails to life to really stand out.

If you use Gmail for business, this is a great opportunity to throw a custom logo into your signature or even a small picture of yourself. However, just remember not to overdo it and make your signature too wild or flashy.

Gmail makes it really easy to add a picture to your email signature. You can upload something from your computer, use an image from a URL or load something straight from your Google Drive account.

Note: You can also set up a Gmail signature just for your mobile device but unlike the desktop version, a mobile Gmail signature can only be comprised of text.

Add an Image to Your Gmail Signature

  1. With Gmail open, navigate to the General Settings page of your Gmail account through the Settings button (the one with the gear icon) and then the Settings option.
  2. Scroll toward the bottom of the page until you find the Signature area.
  3. Make sure the radio button next to the custom signature area is selected and not the "No signature" one. If the other one is selected, then the signature won't apply to your messages.
  4. Whether you're making a new signature from scratch or editing an existing one, make sure it's exactly how you want it (but that it isn't all over the place). After all, this is what recipients will see with each email you send out.
  1. Position the mouse cursor exactly where you want the image to go. For example, if it should rest just below your name, then type your name and press enter so that a new line is available below it for the picture.
  2. From the menu there in the signature editor, click the Insert Image button to open the Add an image window.
  1. Search or browse for your own pictures in the My Drive tab or upload one from Upload or Web Address (URL).
  2. Click Select to insert the image into the signature. If you need to resize it because it's too small or large, click the picture once it's inserted to access the small resize menu.
  3. Scroll to the very bottom of the settings and click Save Changes to apply the new signature.

Return to these steps at any time if you want to remove the picture from the signature, edit the text or disable the signature altogether.

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