Jul 13, 2010

Signatures Feature is finally Available in Gmail

According to an official statement fromGmail blog, we can now add rich text signatures into Gmail account, means we will be able to add links, images with text format, font and colors to our signatures in Gmail. Before this, people use some kind of hack, scripts, tricks or some ad-ons to create rich text signatures in Gmail. But now, they don’t need to use anything like this, as rich text feature is available in their signatures on Gmail.

How to create or Edit your Signature

To create or edit your signature, click ‘Setting‘ link placed towards top right hand side in your Gmail account. You will reach to your Signature section when browse under ‘General‘ setting. So now you can make your content:
  • Bold, Italic, Use of underline
  • Different fonts, text sizes and colors
  • Working links associated with your text
  • Use of list type and different type of text alignment
  • Image addition where you have to give your image URL. So you have to upload your image to your own website or some popular image sharing websites like Flickr to host your image. So uploading of image from your computer is not available in this feature set from Gmail team.

Activate Inserting images

You will need to activate ‘Inserting Image‘ option from Labs available under Settings in your Gmail account. Clicking on Labs tab will show you a list of experimental features, when you browse this list a bit, you will see a feature ‘Inserting Images‘. So you need to enable this feature.

How I use Rich Text Signature

I will be spend some time playing with feature from Gmail to make an attractive signature I may use for all future communications that I do for SFM. Here is a sample Signature that I created for SFM blog using rich text features available in Gmail account. I will be adding a link for my blog and how you can follow me on FeedBurner, Twitter and Facebook as part of my signature using newly launched feature from Gmail. I’m really happy to see such an impressive signature for my Gmail account.