How to add signature in Gmail

How to add a signature in Gmail in under 1 minute

  • See below our 1 minute guide for creating your new Gmail signature
  • Or use our Gmail signature generator to make a professional signature the easy way
Generate a Gmail signature

Short answer

How to add or change a signature in Gmail?

  1. Open Gmail and click the gear icon in the top right corner – to open Settings
  2. Click ‘See all settings’ > scroll down till you hit the ‘Signature:’ section
  3. Click ‘Create new’ > name your new signature
  4. Use the Gmail signature editor to create your signature
  5. To set up automatic Gmail signatures for your new messages and/or Forward/Reply – look for ‘Signature defaults’ (directly below the editor)
  6. When you’re done – scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit ‘Save changes

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Add and edit signature in Gmail: your step by step guide

Simply adding an email signature to your Gmail is very simple. So simple, in fact, that you can do it in under a minute. 


The Gmail signature editor only allows for a very basic signature without the whole process getting very complicated. To overcome this (and make yourself a professional email signature like the example below) simply use our free signature generator your Gmail signature in 2-5 minutes.

If you’re looking for a broader solution for your company wide Gmail signatures – click the link to learn about G Suite email signature management.

Gmail signature | Made with WiseStamp

Complete the following 6 steps to set up a new Gmail signature:

Don’t worry, this guide was made to be easy and straightforward. It includes helpful images, tips,  and easy ways to enrich your Gmail signature with an image, links, social media icons, and other options.

Let’s start 🙂


Open Gmail Settings

Add email signature in Gmail - Step 1 - open Gmail Settings

On the top right of your Gmail screen, click on the gear icon Gmail settings and then click “See all settings” in the Quick settings panel.


Create a new signature

Add email signature in Gmail - Step 2 - Add new Gmail signature

Hit Ctrl + f (Windows) or ⌘ + f (Mac) to open the “search on page” box > type in “signature” and hit Enter to find the signature editor in Gmail Settings.  

Alternatively, you can scroll down the Settings tab and look for the section entitled “Signature”.

Find the “Create new” button and click it.

NOTE: Many people are looking to add a complex structure or advanced features to their signature, but this requires editing the signature’s HTML (which this guide does not cover). To achieve this I advise you to visit our guide on how to edit HTML in Gmail signatures.


Name your signature

Add email signature in Gmail - Step 3 - Name your Gmail signature

Name your signature. Be sure to use a name that will help you identify your signature later on. Because you may like to make multiple Gmail signatures in the future and this will make it easy to distinguish between them


Edit your Gmail signature

Add email signature in Gmail - Step 4 - edit signature in gmail

Simply use the signature editor’s tool strip to add text, tables, and links. 

See how to enrich your signature with images, links, and social media icons in step 6.

NOTE: You’ll be hard-pressed to make a professional Gmail signature like the one we added in the example above. That’s because we made it with the Wisestamp free email signature generator. 

If you want a great-looking Gmail signature,  Try Wisestamp – it takes less than 5 minutes.


Add a hyperlink to your Gmail signature

how to add a hyperlink in gmail - step 4

To add a text hyperlink, start by adding all the text you’d like to be clickable. Select your anchor text and hit the “Insert link” icon in the bottom toolbar.

Add the full web address of you link (including the https:// ). Then click “OK”. your hyperlink will be added to your Gmail signature.


Enrich your Gmail signature

Email signature anatomy - by wisestamp

If you want more than a simple text signature and you’re serious about creating your Gmail signature manually without the help of a signature generator, you can go ahead and read the following short guides.

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