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How to add an animated GIF to signature in Outlook?

Author: Zhoumandy Last Modified: 2022-09-09

Inserting an animated GIF to your signature in an email can impress your client greatly. It makes the email content more vivid and appealing, conveying more than you can with words. So how can we add a GIF to the signature in Outlook? This tutorial will talk about one quick way to fulfill this task.

Note: Here takes Microsoft Outlook 365 as an instance, the steps and descriptions may have some differences in other Outlook versions.


Add an animated GIF to signature in Outlook

1. Enable Outlook. Go to the File tab, click the Options button.

2. The Outlook Options dialog box pops up. Click Mail, then click the Signatures button in the Compose messages section.

3. In the Signatures and Stationery dialog box, go to the E-mail Signature tab and click the New button in the Select signature to edit section.

4. In the New Signature dialog box, input the name for this signature in the text box and click OK. Here I name my signature as “GIF Signature”.

5. Back to the Signatures and Stationery dialog box, input the text you need, then click the picture icon in the Edit signature section.

6. Choose the GIF you wish to insert in the signature, then click the Insert button.

If the size of GIF isn’t suitable, you can re-size it. Right-click on the GIF and click the Picture option in the menu list.

In the Format Picture dialog box, re-size the GIF as you need. Then click OK.

7. Back to the Signatures and Stationery dialog box, click the OK button to finish the creating of the GIF signature.

Note: Under the Choose default signature section, you can set the options for your signature.

  1. In the E-mail account drop-down list, choose an email account to associate with the signature;
  2. If you want to automatically add this signature to new messages by default, choose this signature in the New message drop-down list. If this is the first signature you created in Outlook, after clicking the OK button, it will be selected in the New message drop-down list automatically;
  3. If you want to automatically add this signature to the messages you reply to or forward, choose this signature in the Replies/forwards drop-down list.

Now when you compose a new email, the GIF signature will appear in the email body.

And when you reply or forward an email message, on the Message tab, click the Signature button, then click the signature named “GIF Signature” to insert it in the email body.


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