How to Add Social Icons to Your Apple Mail Email Signature


In today’s digitally connected world, having a strong online presence is more important than ever. One way to enhance your online presence is by adding social icons to your Apple Mail email signature. Social icons can improve the visual appeal of your emails and help establish your personal brand by linking to your social platforms of choice.

Additionally, including social icons in your email signature can help you grow your social following on those platforms and increase exposure for your business.

By the end of this article, you will have the knowledge and tools you need to customize your email signature by adding social media icons that reflect your personal brand and make it easy for others to connect with you online. So if you’re ready to take your email game to the next level, read on for our step-by-step guide to adding social icons to your Apple Mail email signature.

Before Starting

Before adding social icons to your Apple Mail email signature, you will first need to download the icons you require. These icons are small images that represent popular social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

In order for your social icon images to be mobile optimized, the images should be scaled down to about 1/3 of the actual size as this allows for mobile display scaling. However, this can only be done by either changing the height and width of the rendered image in the HTML file of the email signature or by using Gimmio to create your email signature.

Before following the instructions below, you should first resize the downloaded social icon images to be the same size as the rest of the icons in your email signature.

Select your version of Apple Mail

How to Add Social Icons in Apple Mail (macOS)

To add social icons to an email signature in Apple Mail (macOS), follow these steps:

Step 1

Open Apple Mail and click on “Mail” in the menu bar at the top of the screen, and in the drop-down menu, select “Preferences”.


Step 2

In the Preferences window, click on the “Signatures” tab at the top.

Select the email signature you want to add the social icon(s) to from the middle column.


Step 3

In the signature editing area on the right, click on the area where you want to add your social icon. You may need to click on the end of your signature and press return on your keyboard to go to the next line.

Click and drag the social icon onto the signature editing area to place it into your selected position. For this part, it’s convenient to have the social icon image on the desktop as it’s easier to drag and drop the icon into the signature. You can adjust the position of your icon by dragging it up and down in your email signature.

Note: You will need to ensure that your social icon is already sized correctly before you drag it into your email signature, as you cannot change its size once it has been added.


Step 4

To add a hyperlink to your newly added social icon, simply select the icon the same way you would select text, and then in the top menu bar, click on “Edit” and then “Add Link…”


Step 5

In the “Add Link” window, enter the URL for the social icon in the “URL” field. For social icons, this is usually the link to your social profile (eg.<your-profile>).

Click “OK” to add the hyperlink to your social icon.


Step 6

Repeat steps 3-5 for every social icon you wish to add to your email signature.

When you’re finished, simply close the Signatures window.

How to Add Social Icons in Apple Mail (iOS – iPhone/iPad)

It’s currently not possible to add social icons directly in Apple Mail (iOS – iPhone/iPad). This is because the Signature section doesn’t allow you to paste an image or add it from your photo library. However, you can still paste an email signature that already has social icons in it, into the Signature section.

In this case, we highly recommend using an email signature generator to add social icons to your email signature.

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