Mobile Gmail application has been a default app for almost everyone around the world. Irrespective of its drawbacks the app used to be consistent in every way. When it comes to email signatures it used to work only on iPhone devices, but not in the most obvious way.
The Gmail app for iOS used to have the solution back then. On the iOS Gmail app, you could simply turn off the mobile email signature in your settings. Although you wouldn’t be able to see the signature in the compose pane, it would still be applied automatically to your emails on the server side.
However, the latest update removed this hidden functionality. Now, the only option available is to use the standard mobile signature functionality that performs the same way as on the standard Gmail application.
The update stirred a huge number of complaints in Gmail Community. Which dragged attention of Gmail team reps who pointed out that they tried to escalate the issue with their teams and resolve it as soon as possible.
You should know that this hidden functionality was only available on iOS. While on Android, there was no better way than using plain text email signatures or other email platforms that allowed you to copy and paste HTML email signatures.
There are not many possible solutions to the problem that you can resort to. The first option is to use plain-text email signatures. The app also allows you to customize it with emojis. Of course, this approach is significantly limited meaning that you won’t be able to use any images, logos, banners, etc. However, if you wouldn’t like to force yourself to move to another platform, there’s no better solution than this one.
If you still want to take full advantage of your email signatures, the best option for you would be to use Apple Mail instead of standard Gmail App. Apple Mail has the required capability to read HTML email signatures that you can simply copy and paste to your settings.
To enable your pre-made HTML email signatures in Apple Mail follow the steps below:
Other solutions to the problem might include the use of other third-party email platforms like Spark. Installing Spark allows users to add email signatures, albeit with a slightly more complex process.
Unlike using the built-in Gmail settings, installing email signatures in Spark requires users to insert HTML code manually rather than simply copying and pasting your email signature into the settings.
To do that you need to extract the HTML code of your email signature from your email signature management tool. To do that on BulkSignature, you need to go to your email signature editor and click the “Source” button. You can now copy or edit the HTML code of your email signature.
If you don’t think that Spark’s solution would work for you can take advantage of other third-party apps. The email signature installation process is usually straightforward. You simply need to locate Signature section in the apps’ settings. You can try copying and pasting your HTML email signature from your previous emails to the email platform. This way you can test each platform and find a perfect solution.