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How to add an animated GIF to your Outlook email signature

  • Follow our  1 minute guide for adding a GIF to Outlook
  • Or create an OUtlook GIF signature with our Outlook Signature Generator
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how to add animated GIF to outlook signature

First, you’ll have to create a GIF

To add a GIF to your email signature you may want to have a GIF ready on hand. You can make a GIF yourself offline with Photoshop and other editors, and you can make one online with online GIF makers Giphy (my personal favorite) or EZgif. If you don’t know exactly what you want to create – check out some cool GIF signature examples.

The Wisestamp email signature generator also has a built-in feature for creating GIFs as an integral part of your email signature (this would probably be the easiest way to add a GIF to your signature footer block). Create your GIF signature online now.

Adding a GIF to your Outlook

Adding a GIF in Outlook is the same thing as adding an image. The basic process is to upload the file from your computer and place it in the desired location within your signature. The motions are a little different for the different Outlook versions, so choose the one you’re using and let’s proceed.

How to add a GIF to Office 365 & Outlook web app (OWA)

  1. Click on the Settings gear icon in the top-right of the screen
  2. Click the Setting search box and type in “signature” > Click the “Email signature” result to open the signature editor.  If you still haven’t made a signature Create your Outlook 365 signature and continue this guide.
how to add Outlook email signature in 365 and Outlook web app (OWA) - search settings
  1. Click the Image icon in the editor’s tool ribbon and upload your GIF
  2. Resize the GIF to fit your design (done by grabbing one of its corners), and drag it to where you want to place it in the signature block
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  1. Click the blue “Save” button, and you’re done!

Note:  The Outlook web signature editor, as you may have noticed, is quite limited, and is not easily used to create professional-looking signatures. If you’re looking for an easier way to make a GIF signature you may want to try the Wisestamp free editor. It’s easy to use, creates beautiful signatures, and connects your signature to your email with 1-click. 

How to add an animated GIF in Outlook 2013, 2016, and 2019

  1. Go to the search box at the top-left side of your Outlook and type in “signature” > click on the Signature result that appears then select Signature from the dropdown menu to open the Outlook signature editor
how to add Outlook 2019 and 2016 and 2013 email signature - search settings
  1. Choose the signature you wish to edit. If you don’t have a signature click New to create your Outlook signature then continue this guide
  2. Click on the Image icon from the editor’s toolbar to upload your GIF file from your computer
Upload GIF file to add to your email signature
  1. Resize the GIF then drag or cut-and-paste it in the position you wish within your signature block according to your design
  2. Click “OK” to save your signature.

How to add an animated GIF in Outlook 2007 and 2010

  1. Open the Outlook Message tab
  2. Click the Signature  button in the top ribbon > and select Signatures from the menu
How to add multiple signatures in Outlook 2007 and 2010 - step 1
  1. Choose the signature you want to edit.  To make a new signature click on “New”
  2. Click the Image icon from the editor’s toolbar to upload your GIF from your computer
Upload GIF file to add to your email signature
  1. Play with the size and positioning of the GIF til you’re happy with the design
  2. Click “OK” to save your signature
GIF image for email signature

Made with the WiseStamp email signature GIF maker

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