How to Add Social Media Icons to Your Email Signature
Now when more than 2.2 billion people use Facebook, and 1.43 billion people have accounts with Skype, adding social media links to email signatures and to all email marketing newsletters is a must for your business growth. No matter what business you run.
In one of the previous posts, we showed how to create a professional signature for email clients. This signature may be used as an email template footer.
Today, we are gonna show you how to add social media icons to email signatures and how to set those latter in email clients.
How to add social media icons to email signatures with Stripo
Depends on the way you are going to use the email signature:
1. Using email signatures as an element of HTML email template or an email newsletter
There are three ways to do it:
a) Filling out your personal profile with Sripo
We do our best to automate email creation process. Prior to making e-signatures, you are welcome to fill out your profile with proper links to your social media accounts.
Then, every time when making signatures or creating newsletter emails, all you need to do is just add some social media icons — and our system will automatically insert the links to respective social network accounts.
How to fill out your personal profile with Stripo:
- go to your Stripo account, at the top right corner find the icon with your name, click it;
- you’ll see the drop-down menu;
- click the “show profile” button;
- you’ll see the “projects” menu tab;
- click the settings icon;
- now you may insert your company logo, website address, phone numbers, and postal address;
- see the “Social networks” paragraph;
- from the drop-down menu, select the social network you are willing to add;
- insert a proper link;
- then click the “plus” to open more social network icons.
From now, on any time you add social media icons to your email signature, our system will insert the links automatically! We do cherish your time.
b) Adding social media links in emails
If you have not had time to fill out your profile with us, then you can insert the social network links into social media email signature. It will take just a few minutes of your precious time.
How to add the social network links in e-signatures:
- pull the basic “Social” block in the template you’re working on;
- select the necessary icons
By default, we offer the most common ones: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube. To add other popular icons, please click the “Add icons” button, and you will get:
- insert the proper links in the field “Link to your profile”.
Now when the technical work is done, you may start designing the social media icons for an email signature: select the shape, the color, set the size for all icons:
It is equally important not only to set the sizes, but to set the indents and paddingsbetween the icons in e-signatures. Indents stand for the number of pixels between the icons themselves, while paddings stand for the whitespace between the icons and the borders of the container/email signature; is also measured in pixels.
c) Using the saved blocks
How to use email template footer as email signature:
- log in to your Stripo account;
- find any template you used for newsletter emails or as an email signature;
- edit it according to your current needs;
- save the block/container to your personal library;
- when creating a new template, pull the saved sample in the template.
2. Setting signatures to email clients
Certainly, even if you run an online business, and send weekly newsletters, you still need to have your e-signature designed and set to all email clients you use.
a) Gmail email signature
We are all aware that Gmail has the biggest number of active users. By creating a Gmail signature, you provide your customers, prospects, and clients with up-to-date contact information.
People need to know how to reach out to you at any time they have a question.
In case you are to insert just one link into your signature, then you may upload the screenshot of the e-signature you just created with us, select its size, and then highlight this image, and add the link.
Two or more links:
If you want to create a signature with a few social media icons and a photo of your own, then you will have to:
- go to the settings;
- upload the photo;
- write in your name, your position, cell phone;
- upload the social network icons you selected with our email builder. Certainly, you have previously downloaded them with the right-mouse;
- now you have to add some spaces between the icons;
- highlight the first icon;
- click “the link” button;
- “change” the link;
- once you have clicked this button, you will see the field for links;
- paste the link;
- click “ok”.
Note: you will have to do the same with all other icons. Click the “Save changes” at the bottom of the page!
b) Yahoo email signature
Unluckily, you cannot set photos and images as Yahoo signatures. Consequently, no social media icons either are allowed to be used either.
This kind of signature with proper links may be used instead there where it is impossible to set use photos and icons:
All the links take us to the authors’ pages on Twitter.
c) Outlook email signature
Web version allows only inserting text and links. Also, you may apply various colors. No photos, no images. To set signature with media files in Outlook, you have to download the app.
Once you have downloaded the Outlook App to your computer, now you may finally set the icons and add links to them.
Examples of e-signatures for various business
Online stores’ CEOs and executive officers normally choose Instagram or Pinterest icons for their email signatures. This is a great way to additionally and not so markedly promote your products.
Or you may even invite recipients to visit your Instagram page by showing off the most popular items right in the footer.
If you provide legal services or consultations, then a small LinkedIn icon for email signature is a must. Especially those who just met you would love to find your profile on this social network to find out more about your professional qualities, working experience and certainly your rating and the feedback previous visitors left.
Algolia ends all triggered emails with this signature:
Celebrities and those people whose work require social activity, typically select twitter Instagram icon for email signature.
As long as Facebook among social networks has the biggest number of active users, it is reasonable to also add a Facebook icon to email signatures of all types and for all business and just friendly emails.
If you want to create something similar to any of the below examples, then you need to insert a few basic social blocks, a number of the block should equal to the number of the icons you are planning to insert. Then design each block/icon in our case individually. That’s it.
Want to save some time or want to use a professionally made e-signature? Find a proper one among our email templates, replace the links with the ones that take recipients to your social networks profiles, insert a high-quality photo of yours.
Done! Your email newsletter signature is ready to be sent your customers way.