How to Change Your Gmail Signature

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What to Know

  • In Gmail, select Settings (gear) > See all settings > General. Go to the Signature section and make changes.
  • Use the Formatting toolbar to change the way the signature looks or add a link or image.
  • If formatting doesn't work, turn off Plain Text mode.

This article explains why and how to update your Gmail signature on your computer or mobile device. You'll find a few email signature styling tips, too.

Find and Change Your Gmail Signature on Your Computer

When you’re ready to update your contact information, here's how to find your existing Gmail signature, then make your changes.

  1. Go to Gmail and sign into 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 with text formatting and new images. You'll find everything you need in the Formatting toolbar.

Gmail signature formatting toolbar highlighted

Here are a few ideas to update the style 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 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 might 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 Multiple 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, go to the Signature section and select the signature you want to edit from the drop-down list.

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

As on an 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 Gmail for Android and iOS. Instructions differ if you use your Gmail account through a different app, such as the stock iOS Mail app or Outlook.

About Gmail Signatures

Your Gmail signature tells your email recipients a little more about you. When your contact information changes, you should change the signature in Gmail, too. While you’re there, update its design to reflect your style.

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