Create a Gmail signature

An email signature is text, such as your contact information or a favourite quote, that’s automatically added at the end of Gmail messages as a footer.

Add or change a signature

You can include up to 10,000 characters in your signature.

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings and then Settings.
  3. In the 'Signature' section, add the text of your signature to the box. If you want to, you can format your message by adding an image or changing the text style.
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Save changes.

Manage multiple signatures

You can use different signatures for your emails. For example, you can have a signature default for new emails or emails that you respond to. Or you can choose from different signatures when you compose an email.

Tip: If you want to change your signature while you write an email, at the bottom of the window, click Insert signature pen.

Edit signatures

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings and then Settings.
  3. Under 'General', scroll to 'Signature' and click the signature you want to edit.
  4. Use the text box to make your changes.
    • To change the signature name, click Edit Edit.
  5. At the bottom, click Save Changes.

Tip: You can also choose a signature default for new emails and emails that you reply to.

Remove signatures

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings and then Settings.
  3. Under 'General', scroll to 'Signature'.
  4. Click the signature that you want to remove and then Trash Delete.
  5. At the bottom, click Save Changes.

Add a signature if you're using the 'Send email as' feature

If you use the 'Send email as' feature to send from different addresses in your account, you can add a different signature for each address.

To select an address, use the drop-down menu above the signature text box on the Settings page.

If you can't see the drop-down menu:

  1. Open the Accounts and Import settings page.
  2. Check that your addresses are listed in the 'Send email as' section.

Troubleshoot problems

Extra characters were added to my signature

If you notice extra characters in your signature, it's because some versions of Gmail don't support features such as bold or italics.

To remove the extra characters, remove any special formatting in your signature.

Can't format my signature

If you see 'Plain text' above the signature box, you'll need to turn off Plain text mode before editing your signature.

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Click Compose.
  3. In the bottom right, click More options More options.
  4. Untick 'Plain text mode'.
Can't see my signature in my sent messages

Signatures are separated from the rest of your message by two dashes.

To see your signature, go to the bottom of a message, then click Show trimmed content Show trimmed content.

Can't add an image

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