Adding LinkedIn Buttons to an Email Signature

by Joshua Mcgee
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Adding a LinkedIn button to your email signature is a convenient way to expand your professional network. Because the icon is attached to your signature, every email you send provides a way for your recipients to view your LinkedIn account. Although LinkedIn provides HTML code for its buttons, adding a button to your email requires that you set up a hyperlinked image to your LinkedIn page. However, with most email clients, adding a hyperlinked image to a signature requires only a few steps.

1

Open the Microsoft LinkedIn Icon page in the resources section. Right-click on the LinkedIn icon and select “Save Image as”. Save the image to a location where you can easily find it, such as your desktop.

2

Open your email client. On the Home tab, click on the "New E-mail" icon to start a new email.

3

In the Message tab, click on the "Signature" drop-down menu and select "Signatures."

4

Select the signature to which you want to add the LinkedIn button or click the "New" button to create a new signature.

5

Enter the details for your signature, such as your name, phone number, address, and email in the Edit Signature box.

6

Click on the “Picture” icon. Navigate to the LinkedIn icon and double-click on it.

7

Select the LinkedIn icon. Click on the "Hyperlink" icon to create a new hyperlink.

8

Open your LinkedIn page in a Web browser. Click on your name and select "Settings" from the drop-down menu.

9

Select "Edit your public profile" from the "Profile" tab. Locate "Your current URL".

10

In the mail client, enter your current URL into the Address box. The address should look similar to "https://www.linkedin.com/ in/Name."

11

Click "Ok" to accept the changes.

12

Click on the "Signature" drop-down menu and select the signature with the LinkedIn button.

About the Author

Josh McGee graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in English, professional and technical communication, and a minor in marketing. He has worked as a technical writer and illustrator for two large manufacturing companies, ICON Health and Fitness and Cover-Pools Incorporated. He is currently employed full-time for the latter.

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