Add an image to your Gmail signature

  1. Make your email signature stand out with a custom image
  2. Add an image to a Gmail signature
  3. Create photo captions on the fly

Make your email signature stand out with a custom image

A “regular” Gmail signature includes user-generated content, such as your name, specially formatted text, or possibly your phone number. Adding a photo to your signature to differentiate it from standard, regular signatures and an easy way to make your emails stand out.

If you use Gmail for business, this is a great opportunity to add your own logo to your signature or even a small photo. However, don’t forget to exaggerate and put your signature too many wild or screaming.

Gmail makes it easy to add an image to your email signature. You can upload something from your computer, use an image from a URL, or use a photo already uploaded to your Google Drive account.

You can also set a Gmail signature only for your mobile device, but unlike the desktop version, the Gmail mobile signature can be text only. This also applies to Gmail’s Gmail email service: the signature is supported, but does not allow images.

Add an image to a Gmail signature


Using an image in your Gmail signature is as simple as choosing a photo and deciding where to put it.

  1. With Gmail open, go to the general settings page for your Gmail account using the button Settings (with a gear icon) and then use the option Settings .

  2. Scroll down the page until you find the area Signature .

  3. Make sure the switch is set next to the custom signature area but not Without signature . If no signature is selected, the signature will not be applied to your messages.

    If you’ve set up Gmail to send email from multiple email addresses, you’ll see multiple email addresses here. Just select the one you want to create an image caption for from the drop-down menu.

  4. Whether you’re creating a signature from scratch or editing an existing one, make sure it’s exactly what you need (but not everywhere). After all, this is what recipients see with every email you send.

  5. Place your mouse cursor exactly where you want the image. For example, if it should be just below your name, type your name and press Enter to make a new line of image appear below it.

  6. In the signature editor menu, click the button Insert image to open the window add image .

  7. Search or find your own images in the tab My drive or download them from Download or from web address (URL) .

  8. Click or tap Select to insert an image in the caption.

    If you need to resize an image because it’s too small or too large, select the image after it’s pasted to open the resize menu. From there, you can make the image small, medium, large, or its original size.

  9. Scroll all the way down in the settings and tap/tap the button Saving Changes to apply the new signature.

Return to these steps at any time if you want to remove the image from the signature, edit the text, or disable the signature altogether. Keep in mind that if you disable the signature, you can still get it back if you want to, but only if you don’t actually delete the signature text or its image.

Create photo captions on the fly

If you want, you can create a Gmail signature with an image without following the steps above. It can be done bye you write an email, with which you can put different signatures for different people.

Here’s how:

  1. Enter two underscore () at the bottom of the message, where your signature would normally be.

  2. Fill in below signature information (it should look like an auto-added signature).

  3. To copy image that you want to use in your signature.

    If your photo is not yet online so you can copy it, upload it to your Google Drive account or another website like Imgur, open it and copy it there.

  4. To stick image to the correct place in your Gmail signature. You can embed photos with keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+V (Windows) or Command+V (macOS).

    If the image is not displayed, the message may not be set to rich text mode. Click the small arrow in the lower right corner of the message to check it again; parameter Plain text mode must be chosen not .

  5. You should now have a full photo caption.

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