How to setup an email signature in Google Inbox
Create and customize your Google Inbox HTML email signature using Email Signature Rescue. Once you have created your Google Inbox email signature simply follow the steps below to have it set-up in Google Inbox within minutes.
Works with Google Inbox on Web, iOS and Android.
Before you start
You will need:
- to be logged in to your Google Inbox account
- Your email signature file (.html file) open your preferred browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, Edge) or be logged into your Email Signature Rescue account and open your email signature in Fullscreen Preview.
Where do I find my email signature HTML file?
- If you are an Email Signature Rescue member and are logged into your account, you can open your HTML file directly from your Dashboard, by clicking on the Full Screen button.
- If you have been emailed your HTML file, go to the email and open the file in your preferred browser.
- If you have your HTML file saved on your computer hard drive, navigate to where you have saved the HTML file and Open > Open With > your preferred browser.
- If you don't have an email signature HTML file, join Email Signature Rescue now and get creating!
Install your email signature into Google Inbox1Step One
Login to your Email Signature Rescue account and click edit on the email signature you are setting up. Once you are in edit mode, click on the full screen preview button to open your email signature in a full screen view.
If you don't have an account, open your supplied HTML file in your web browser, like Chrome of Firefox.2Step Two
Once the Email Signature is open in your web browser, press CTRL + A (Command + A for Mac) to highlight the signature, then press CTRL + C (Command + C for Mac) to copy the signature.
Important: Do not use your mouse to select the area, only use Ctrl + A (or Command + A) as you may miss out on grabbing some of the code.3Step Three
Login to your Google Inbox Account.4Step Four
Once logged in, click on the menu icon in the top left hand corner, next "Inbox" to open the left side menu.5Step Five
Now scroll to the bottom of the left side menu, until you see "Settings". Click on Settings.6Step Six
Once settings is opened, click on Signature to open the signature settings.7Step Seven
Turn on the signature and then click into the box that says "Type your signature". When your cursor is inside this box, press Ctrl V (Windows) or Command V (OSX) to paste your email signature. Press "Done" when you are finished.
That's it. Try your email signature now by composing an email to yourself or a friend! Note: Your email signature will not show in the compose box. The only way you can see your email signature is in your sent messages, after you have sent your email.
Video - Email Signature Installation into Google Inbox
Android & iOS Install Guide
Once your HTML email signature is installed in the Web version of your Google Inbox, it will automatically be placed into your emails in the Google Inbox apps on iOS and Android.
When you compose an email on the Google Inbox App on either iOS or Android, you will not see your email signature in the compose message (where you are typing your email). You will only see it once your email has been sent in your sent items folder or if you send a test email to yourself.
My HTML email signature is not showing in sent emails or test emails sending from the Google Inbox App on iOS or Android
If the email signature is not showing in sent emails or in test emails please do the following:
1. Delete the Google Inbox App on your Android or iOS device.
2. Re-install your HTML email signature into Google Inbox in your webmail client, turn it on and save it.
3. Download and reinstall the Google Inbox App on your Android or iOS device.
4. Login to your Google account on the Android or iOS Google Inbox App.
5. The signature should now be working automatically. You should not have to touch any signature settings in the App to make it work. If you do touch any settings, you may have to re-do the uninstall process all over again.
6. Compose an email to yourself to try it. It will not show in the compose message (while you are typing the message), but it will show on the received message and in your sent items.
My HTML email signature sending from the Google Inbox App on iOS or Android is a older signature, not the current email signature
Restart your device or allow some time for your new HTML email signature to sync with the Google Inbox servers. Or you can do the reinstall process above to sync it right away.
This is a relatively new feature from Google Inbox and needs to be improved. There are some bugs with email signatures being deleted on iOS and Android devices when editing the settings. If your email signature disappears from your device, you should complete the uninstall/reinstall process again.
If you're having any other issues with this, please let us know. Contact support through your member account using the red help button to discuss the issues.
If you have tried our Instructions, Video Instructions or Browser Extension instructions for installing your email signature Google Inbox and you run into any issues, please read through this troubleshooting guide before contacting Support for further help.
When I paste my email signature into Google Inbox, the icons stack vertically or it loses it's formatting
This is an issue with the Safari browser. Open your email signature's HTML file in either the Chrome or Firefox browser instead and copy it from there instead. Or if you're logged into your Email Signature Rescue account using Safari and have opened your email signature in full screen preview, you need to login to your account using the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser instead.
When I save my email signature it disappears
This means that your email signature is too long. Keep it around 15,000 characters max (use our character counter while editing your email signatures in your account to count the characters).
If I use the browser extension, will my email signature work with the Google Inbox iPhone/iPad/Android app?
No. The way the browser extension works is that it injects the HTML from your email signature directly into the browser page, it does not save it to Google Inbox's settings. In order for your email signature to work in both the desktop and iPhone/iPad app versions of Google Inbox, you will need to reduce your email signature to under 15,000 characters and install it directly into Google Inbox's signature settings.
My email signature doesn't look right when I paste it
More than likely, you have used your mouse to highlight the html email signature file in the browser. Don't use your mouse, only use Ctrl + A (hold the Ctrl button and press A at the same time) to select all of your email signature. If you use your mouse, you may miss out on some of the vital code needed to make your signature work correctly.
I am composing an email and I can't click on any links or social media icons
In compose mode, most email programs won't allow you to use the links in your email signature. Check to see if your email signature has been installed correctly by sending a test email to yourself instead. The links and social media icons should work when you receive the email.
Still experiencing issues?
If you're a member of Email Signature Rescue, you can submit a support ticket to our friendly support team through your member account, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you're not a member and need help creating or installing your HTML email signature, consider joining Email Signature Rescue for assistance.