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Gmail Signature Trick.

I use gmail and love it. However, there has always been one little thing that ‘irked' me about it.

Every time I replied to someone my email signature would end up aaaaaalllllll the way at the bottom of the email. Normally I'd copy & paste it up higher, but oftentimes I wouldn't bother.

Well, there is a cool trick feature in gmail now that you can select to have this done automatically. Here's how…

1. Log into gmail.
2. Click on “Settings” in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
3. Then, click on “Labs” which is on the right side of the bar on the middle of the screen. Here – see the right side?

gmail email sign screen
gmail email sign screen

4. Once you select that tab, scroll down to where it says “Signature tweaks” and click on enable.

5. Go to the bottom and click the “Save changes” button.

Voila! You're done.

It's quite handy and I'm very happy that I found this great tool. I hope it helps you, as well.



  • Melissa Ingold

    Gmail is a great thing. I have not really dug too deep into it but I must say that I have heard wonderful things about it. Nicole, thanks for the tip. I am sure there are a lot of people out there, me included that did not know how to do that.

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  • Henry

    Ms. Dean:

    Thank you for providing a signature trick with Gmail.

    Unfortunately, I didn’t have Labs for my business domain and made the fatal mistake of creating a Google Apps account and posted the question when ‘Labs’ would be enabled. Now when you do a domain search of my website this Google Apps question remains at the forefront of the search and appears impossible to delete. What’s worse ‘Markmail’ among others have copied this question along with my domain so when you do a search of my business domain you will get a ‘Labs not Activated’ published by many groups referencing my domain. Please let me know if there is a way to delete my question in Google Apps Discussion Group; I have sent the group owner a message weeks ago but without solution. If you have any ideas, please let me know!


  • Lukas

    Cool! This is what I was looking for! Thanks. Lukas 🙂

  • Tee Carter

    What’s even better about this tip os that it also enables rich tech and some HTML for the gmail signature.
    Great work!

  • brad

    This has been bugging me so I decided to google a solution. Did I say Thank you yet?

  • Kelly Lester

    Fabulous! Was thinking of switching to Gmail but not if the signature thing couldn’t be changed. This does the trick! (Why are they hiding this though? That’s not very user friendly!) Thank you for posting this Nicole!

  • Kristin M.

    Thank you!!! This was bugging me to. What a fantastic solution. I wonder why they don’t just make that the default???? Bless you for posting this!!! 🙂

  • Dom

    I was pulling my hairs out for days now…

  • Ray Martin

    This was so helpful! I enabled a couple other features while I was in the labs section. I had no idea it was there. I route more than one gmail account into one, but the signatures showing up at the bottom was really bugging me!

  • Jeff

    I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOO happy to have found this solution by googling for it. You saved my business from looking very unprofessional (IMO). Thanks!

  • Daniel Grima

    Thank-You so much! This has always frustrated me for the longest time!!!!

  • Jen Perella

    Thank you so much for the tip! All of my signatures at the bottom of the emails looked so unprofessional! Thanks again!

  • Kyle Miller

    Nicole ,

    Thanks for this gmail fix. The signature problem was driving me crazy. Also found a few more cool things in the labs section. Gmail is even better than I thought it was.

  • Sam

    OMG! Thank you! I was ready to leave gmail this annoyed me so much.

  • Joel B.

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    I never though it was that simple. Now, all my personal as well as my business email accounts are in order.

  • Mark

    Awesome tip! Thank you!!!! Scroll down, copy, scroll up, paste…was getting really old!!!

  • Zac

    Nicole- you are a genius! I can only echo the existing praise on the page. Many Thanks, you have saved me a fair bit of time with helpful tip.

  • stephanie

    thanks. you, girly, are brilliant!

  • Alex

    Amazing!!! Thanks so much!!!!
    Was looking for it for ages

  • Betsy Cowan

    Thank you SO much! I’ve been cutting and pasting for years:)

  • Pam Aungst

    Thank you! The Gmail signature placement has irritated me for a long time. All fixed now!

  • Erin

    Wow! Thank you so much. I was referred to this post from Bryan Allain and it solved my question. Awesome. Thank you for posting this!

  • Piero Marinucci

    This is awesome, thank you for eliminating an annoying feature of a great email tool…

  • Raits

    Thank you! Awesome! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Amber

    Sheesh! That has bothered me for so long! Thanks for the quick fix!

  • Craig L.

    Thanks for this! I have been cutting and pasting my signatures for months – you’re a lifesaver.

  • Fara

    Thanks Nicole.
    This solve my problem a lot! I use GMail because I am using Android phone. So I do a lot of sharing with Gmail by default. Now that I am using Gmail more often, I use it directly from my computer. And this was super annoying.
    I sent the feedback rightaway asking why this is NOT DEFAULT setting.
    Hope they soon respond, as I am pretty sure me and another millions users will agree.

  • Praveen

    Thanks a lot, at last i could find it…. You have a wonderful day 🙂

  • tedy

    Thank you!!! That signature thing has irritated me for a long time, and it was so easy to fix =)

  • Iron Man

    Hey this is super cool ………. thx a ton …

  • Andrew

    Ohhh geee, thanx Nicole! 🙂 Though it was quite obvious that there must be a tweak for this feature, i was too lazy to search for it and always copy-pasted my signature (which is quite unprofessional, when you do it 2-3 times, than you forget it at the last, most important e-mail.. ) – UNTIL today! 🙂

    Thanks again, you definitely made my day! 🙂
    all the best from Hungary 😉

  • Jason

    Worked like a charm!

  • Dan-Inge Flobergseter

    Lovely! Hated that gmail placed my signature at the very bottom.

  • Haley

    Thank you so much! This has been bugging me for weeks.

  • Rob

    Actually I have changed how I do email sigs altogether and don’t use the sig option. Trouble is that I dont want my entire signature (with all the legal bumf appearing every time I reply – otherwise the conversation gets filled up with rubbish (i suspect is the reason they actually default to the bottom – which also seems pointless).

    Instead I use ‘canned responses’ option from labs. This way you just select which one you want (if it is the first mail you use your full sig – if it’s a reply you just use the cut down version with just name title and phone number).

    Works better for me anyway.

  • George Lim

    Works great! I was searching high and low for this option until I stumbled upon your site! Cheers! 🙂

  • Karen B

    Nicole – you are a STAR!!!! This has been bugging me for so long now and I’ve tried looking for answers but couldn’t come up with anything til I saw your post today – I’ve got friends who have the same problem so will immediately send your instructions to them.

    Thanks so much.


  • Andrew

    At last someone had the answer to my life’s little problem,
    well one of them at least.
    Thank you

  • Karen Law

    Hi Nicole! Thank you so much for sharing this solution with us 🙂 I wouldn’t have figured this out on my own without your post so I really appreciate it.

  • Mustaq

    Good one. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Hayley

    Thanks, Nicole! I was getting annoyed with Gmail but all it took was a quick google search and both of my issues are fixed! 🙂 Yay! Thanks!!

  • Nick


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