How to Change Your Gmail Signature

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Your Gmail signature is an important piece of information that tells your email recipients a little more about you. When your contact information changes, you’ll want to change the signature in Gmail, too. While you’re there, you can also give it a modern look and a professional design.

Your Gmail signature doesn’t follow you from device to device. When you update your signature from your computer, only messages you send from Gmail on the web show the updated information. If you use an Android, iPhone, or iPad, you’ll need to update your Gmail signature from those devices.

Find Your Gmail Signature on Your Computer

When you’re ready to update your contact information, edit your existing Gmail signature.

  1. Open your preferred web browser, then go to Gmail and sign in to your Google account.

  2. Select Settings (gear icon).

    Gmail inbox screen with Settings (gear icon) highlighted
  3. Select See all settings.

    Gmail inbox screen with See all settings highlighted
  4. Select the General tab.

    Gmail settings with the General tab highlighted
  5. Scroll down to the Signature section and make any changes you want.

    Gmail signature box highlighted
  6. When you're finished, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Save Changes.

    Gmail settings with Save Changes highlighted

Change the Look of Your Gmail Signature

There are many ways to change your Gmail signature's appearance, edit the text to update your contact information, or create a fresh look for yourself with text formatting and appropriate images. You'll find everything you need in the Formatting toolbar.

Gmail signature formatting toolbar highlighted

Here are a few ways you can change the look of your Gmail signature:

  • Change the text formatting: Select the text, then change the font and size. Or add bold, italic, underline, or a color to the selected text.
  • Link to your website: Select the text, then select Link. Type the URL of the website in the To what URL should this link go? text box and select OK.
  • Add your profile picture or logo: Place the cursor then select Insert Image.

When you’re done making changes, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Save Changes.

If you choose a photo that’s stored on Google Drive, share the Google Drive file publicly for it to appear in the signature.

Troubleshooting: Can’t Add Text Formatting

If you can’t add text formatting to your signature, you may be working in plain text mode. To turn off plain text:

  1. Select Compose to open a new message.

    Gmail inbox with Compose highlighted
  2. Select More options (three dots).

    Gmail compose window with More option (three dots) highlighted
  3. Remove the check next to Plain text mode.

    Gmail compose window with Plain Text Mode highlighted

Changing the Signature for Several Accounts

If you use several Gmail email addresses, or if you use the Send mail as feature, give each email address a different signature. To change the signature for a different account, choose it from the drop-down list above the signature.

Change Your Gmail Signature on an Android Device

The Gmail signature you set up for Gmail on the web is separate from the signature in the Gmail app for Android.

Here’s how to change your Gmail signature from your Android phone or tablet:

  1. Open the Gmail app and tap Menu > Settings.

  2. Choose the Google account you want to change.

    The Gmail app's menu and settings menu
  3. Tap Mobile Signature.

  4. Edit the text to make your changes. To span text across several lines, press Enter at the end of a line.

  5. When you’re finished making changes, tap OK.

    A Gmail app user creates a mobile signature

Change Your Gmail Signature on an iPhone or iPad

Like Android, the Gmail signature you use on your iPhone and iPad is different than the signature used in Gmail on the web.

Here’s how to change your Gmail signature from your iPhone and iPad:

  1. Open the Gmail app.

  2. Tap Menu > Settings.

  3. Choose the Google account you want to change.

  4. Tap Signature settings.

    iPadOS Gmail app settings with 'Signature settings' highlighted
  5. Turn on the Signature setting.

    Gmail signature settings with 'Mobile signature' toggle enabled
  6. Type in your signature.

    A Gmail app user adds a mobile signature on iPadOS
  7. Tap Back to save your changes.

Mobile-app instructions apply to the Gmail app for Android and iOS. Instructions differ if you use your Gmail account through a different app, like the stock iOS Mail app or Outlook.

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