The Gmail signature can be more than just a couple of rows of text, which you may have noticed in other people’s signatures. You can add pictures and format text, but you can also learn how to add a link to a Gmail signature.
The signature that is included when you send an email can be used in a number of different ways. Many people choose to use that space as a way to give their contacts other methods of reaching them. That could be an address, a phone number, or even a website.
If you have something in your signature that could be clickable, then you might be interested in turning that text into a link. Fortunately you are able to add hyperlinks to your signature in Gmail, which will let your email recipients click on those links and be taken to a website URL that you have entered.
- Sign into Gmail.
- Click the gear icon, then choose Settings.
- Scroll to the signature.
- Enter the text for the link.
- Click the link button.
- Enter the URL for the link then click OK.
- Click Save Changes.
Our article continues below with additional information on creating a hyperlink in a Gmail signature, including pictures of these steps.
The steps in this article were performed in Google Chrome, but will work in other Web browsers as well. Note that this signature will only be included in emails that you send from a browser. this signature will not be added to emails that you send from a third-party application, such as your phone’s Mail app, or Microsoft Outlook.
Step 1: Sign into your Gmail account at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox.
Step 2: Select the gear icon at the top-right of the window, then click the Settings option.
Step 3: Scroll down to the Signature section, type the text to which you want to attach the hyperlink, select that text, then click the Link button.
Step 4: Type the address of the link into the To what URL should this link go field, then click the OK button.
Step 5: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click the Save changes button.
Now that you know how to create a hyperlink in your Gmail signature, you might be interested in adding a link to a Gmail message that you send to someone.
To create a link in Gmail open a Compose window, type the text that you want to link, then select it.
Click the Insert link button at the bottom of the Compose window, then type or paste the link into the link field and click OK.
If you use Gmail in Outlook and want to use a signature there as well, then find out more about using signatures in Outlook and see what you need to do with that program.
Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
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