You can easily add a picture to your Gmail signature now. The problem arises when you want to add a link to said clickable image and take the user to a website. If you want to add a link to an image in the Gmail signature, you’ve come to the right page.
Hyperlinking an image in a signature can be useful for linking your website to your company logo or for linking your social media profiles to their logos. For example, you can add the logo of Facebook, Instagram, etc. and link them to your own profiles. Whenever someone clicks on the hyperlinked image, they will be redirected to that specific website or email.
Let’s see how to add or remove image links in Gmail signature.
How to add a link to an image in Gmail signature
There are two methods to add a link to an image in your Gmail signature. Let’s check them out.
To note: You can hyperlink to an image in a Gmail signature from a computer only. Gmail mobile apps do not support adding images to signature.
Method 1: hyperlink to picture in signature using Gmail settings
Here are the step by step instructions to create an image with hyperlink in Gmail signature.
Step 1: Launch the Gmail website on your computer and sign in with your account.
2nd step: Click the Settings icon at the top of the Gmail website. Select View all settings from the menu.
Step 3: Under the General tab of Gmail settings, scroll down until you find the Signature section. Click Create New to create a new signature. Enter a name to identify the signature, as you can create and change multiple signatures in Gmail.
Pro tip: You can also access this section from the compose mail screen. Click the Pencil icon on the compose screen and select Manage Signatures from the menu. Check out our guide on how to create email signatures in Gmail.
Step 4: Enter the text you want to keep in your signature. Then click on the Image icon to insert the image.
Step 5: The ‘Add Image’ screen will open. Here you need to select the image you want to add to your signature. You can select the image from your Google Drive account, upload it from your computer, or add it using the image URL. Click on the image and press the Select button.
We suggest that you add the images you want to use to your Google Drive account first and then use them in Gmail. This way, the control is in your hands. Otherwise, images added from public URLs might be deleted in the future. Also, don’t delete the added images in Google Drive once you use them in your signature.
Step 6: You will be redirected to the Signature section with the image inserted in your signature. If you click on the image, you will be able to change its size. Click on the preferred size to select it. As you noticed, clicking on the image didn’t show any link options. For this you need to select the image as shown in the next step.
Step 7: To select the image, just do the click-and-drag gesture like you do to select a text string but from right to left. This will select the image
When the image is selected, it turns blue as shown in the screenshot below. Only when the image is selected can you add a link to it.
Step 8: Once the image is selected, click on the Link icon in the bottom bar of the Signature section.
The Link icon is not visible to some users when they select the image due to the image size options that appear. If this happens to you, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + K (Windows) or Command + K (Mac) to add the link after the image is selected.
Step 9: The Edit Link window will open. With the web address option selected, add the link of the website you want to link to in the available box. If you want to link to an email id, select the Email address option and enter the email in the box. Leave the “Text to display” box empty. Click on the Ok button.
Step 10: You will be taken to the Settings screen. To check whether the image is hyperlinked or not, click once on the image. If the mouse pointer changes to a hand icon, it means the link has been added successfully. Otherwise, click once on the image. You will now see the link options. Click Edit to edit the link or click Remove to remove the link.
Step 11: Finally, scroll through the settings and click the Save Changes button. Likewise, you can add social media icons and link your profiles to them.
You can also check whether the image contains a link or not on the compose screen. Click the Compose button to create a new email. On the New Message screen, click the Signature icon and select the signature you want to use.
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Method 2: Hyperlink to a picture in Gmail signature using Google Docs
If the above method doesn’t work for some reason, you can try a workaround. Basically, you need to create your signature containing the hyperlinked image in Google Docs. And then copy and paste it into the Gmail signature.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Open any Google Docs document on your PC.
2nd step: Click the Insert option in Google Docs, then click Image to add an image that you want to hyperlink.
Step 4: Enter the link in the box that appears and press the Apply button.
Step 5: Right click on the image and select Copy from the menu.
Step 6: Now go to the signature section in Gmail settings by following steps 1 to 3 mentioned in method 1. Then right click on the blank area next to Signature option and select Paste.
This will paste the image you hyperlinked from Docs to the Gmail signature. If you click on the image, you will see the link options. Finally, scroll down to Settings and click Save Changes.
How to remove image hyperlink in Gmail signature
There are two ways to remove hyperlinks from your images in Gmail signature. First, as shown above, when you are on the signature creation screen, click on the image. You will get the Delete option. Click on it to remove the link.
Second, when you have added the signature while composing an email, click on the image and then click on the Remove option.
This is how you add a link or remove one from the image in your Gmail signature. At this time, it is not possible to add multiple links to the image in your Gmail signature. So you will need to add multiple images and then link them to their respective websites.
Did you know you can put emails on hold in Gmail so you can take action later? Learn more about the Snooze feature in Gmail from the following link.
Last updated November 25, 2020
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