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Add social media icons to email signatures

Add social media icons to email signatures to let people easily follow you.

If you’re reading this now, you probably are active on various social media networks. It is now uncommon for a business to not have some sort of social presence and whether you use something like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+, you want to be driving people to your social content on a regular basis.

Adding social media icons to email signatures is a great way to get loads of new fans for free!

It is easy to include social media links in email signatures, but adding official social media network icons looks so much more professional.

To add a social media icon, follow these simple steps.

Use social media icons for email signatures

A Google search will showcase the icons that you need for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. All you have to do is download the ones you require to your computer. If you have a dedicated graphic designer, ask them to create the icon to your specifications.

To make matters easier, you can also download or copy the URL of one or more of the icons below for use in your email signature:

Add the social media icon to your email signature

You now need to add the social media icons to your email signature. Usually, this will be just below your contact details, but feel free to place them wherever you think is appropriate.

If you use a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor in Outlook, Gmail or G Suite, you can use the Insert picture button to add your social media icon.

For plain HTML code on Exchange or Office 365, use the <img /> HTML tag, pointing to the web location of the image. This will look something like the example below:

<img src="http://www.exclaimer.com/content/images/twitter-35x35.gif" alt="Twitter Icon" />

Add a hyperlink to the social media icon

Now all you need to do is add a hyperlink to your social media profile.

Using the WYSIWYG editor in Outlook is very easy. Select your image by click on it, click the Add a hyperlink button in the top menu and enter the URL that leads to the relevant social media page. The hyperlink should be the profile’s full URL e.g. https://www.google.com/+exclaimer, https://www.facebook.com/exclaimer or https://www.twitter.com/exclaimer.

To add hyperlinks to images in Gmail and G Suite, however, you will need to add the hyperlink to the HTML code first, and then paste the HTML signature design into the WYSIWG editor.

If you are working with raw HTML, locate the image code as above, then insert the HTML tags. The code should then look similar to the example shown below:

<a href="https://www.google.com/+exclaimer"><img src="http://www.exclaimer.com/content/images/twitter-35x35.gif" alt="Twitter Icon" /></a>

There you have it. You've successfully added social media links to an email signature. To add more profiles, simply repeat the process as many times as you wish.

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