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Add social media icons to email signatures

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Exclaimer is the recognized global market leader in on-premises and cloud-based email signature software and solutions.
Want to add social media icons to your email signature but not sure how to do it? Use this guide and learn how to add them quickly and easily.
If you’re reading this now, you probably are active on various social media networks. It is now uncommon for a business to not have some sort of social presence and whether you use something like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+, you want to be driving people to your social content on a regular basis.
 
Adding links to your social media accounts via email signatures is a great way to get loads of new fans for free! It is easy to add a hyperlink to your email signature, but adding official social media network icons looks so much more professional.
 
To add a social media button, follow these simple steps.
     

Find a social media icon


A Google search will showcase the icons that you need for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. All you have to do is download the ones you require to your computer. If you have a dedicated graphic designer, ask them to create the icon to your specifications.

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To make matters easier, you can also download or copy the URL of one or more of the icons below for use in your email signature:

 

Place the icon in your email signature


Once you have all of the social media icons you require, you need to insert them in the email signature. Usually, this will be just below your contact details, but feel free to place them wherever you think is appropriate. If you use a WYSISWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editor in Outlook, you can use the Insert picture button to add your social media icon.
    

For plain HTML code on Exchange or Office 365, use the <img /> HTML tag, pointing to the web location of the image. This will look something like the example below:

<img src="http://www.exclaimer.com/content/images/twitter-35x35.gif" alt="Twitter Icon" />

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Add a hyperlink to the social media icon


Now all you need to do is add a hyperlink to your social media profile.
    

Using a WYSIWYG HTML editor is very easy. Select your image by click on it, click the Add a hyperlink button in the top menu and enter the URL that leads to the relevant social media page. The hyperlink should be the profile’s full URL e.g. https://www.google.com/+exclaimer,https://www.facebook.com/exclaimer or https://www.twitter.com/exclaimer.
   

If you are working with raw HTML, locate the image code as above, then insert the HTML tags. The code should then look similar to the example shown below:

<a href="https://www.google.com/+exclaimer"><img src="http://www.exclaimer.com/content/images/twitter-35x35.gif" alt="Twitter Icon" /></a>

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There you have it. One email signature with a clickable social media icon. To add more profiles, simply repeat the process as many times as you wish.
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by:William Nettmann
This caught my eye because I needed t0 place sharing buttons in an email this week, as opposed to links to a social media page.

I did it using AddThis - very easy and works perfectly.

Scroll down and click "See All Tools" to get to the email sharing button info.
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