How to install signature in Gmail?


By Iren

updated 14 days ago

Note: Make sure you are using either Google Chrome or Firefox during the installation process.

Create your email signature on and follow these simple steps to install it in Gmail: 

Step 1. 

After you finish creating your email signature, click Save signature button under the signature preview.

Or, if you have saved your signature priorly, hover over your signature on the dashboard and click Preview and install icon.

Step 2.

Then click Copy to clipboard button.

 Step 3.

Open the Gmail mailbox. Look at the top right corner of the Gmail page and click a gear icon. Then click the See all settings button.

 Step 4.

After being forwarded to General tab, please scroll down until you see Signature section and click + Create New to create a new signature.

Step 5. 

Give a name to your mail signature and click Create.

Step 6. 

If you Paste the signature into the signature box using either Right-Click, then Paste, or CTRL +V shortcut. 

Optional: Check the box to "Insert the signature before the quoted text".

Step 7. 

Select your signature from the drop-down menu in Signature defaults if you want your signature to show up automatically every time you compose a new message. 

Note: You can have different signatures for new emails and replies/forwards.

Step 8. 

Once your Gmail signature is ready, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save Changes.

Step 9. 

Go to Inbox, and open a new message window by clicking Compose button to check if your signature shows up correctly.

Use Pen icon to select different Gmail email signatures depending on the situation (if you created more than one email signature). 

Note: If in Gmail’s message composer you have the Plain text mode enabled, you will not be able to use email signature with images, social media icons, or hyperlinks. So to disable the Plain Text mode, click More option (three dots) and deselect the Plain text mode option. You may need to wait a couple of seconds for the changes to apply. You may also need to reload your signature if it was already changed to the Plain Text format.

Viola! Now, every new email, reply, or forward message you compose will have your Gmail email signature.

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