How to Update Employee Gmail Signatures (for Google Admins)

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Gmail Signature ManagementAs a Google Cloud Premier Partner, we at HiView not only provide licenses and migration services, but also ongoing support for all Google Workspace (G Suite) applications. Customers come to us for support and to request information about features.

 

Time and time again, we have received inquiries about one particular topic: How can a Google Workspace Admin update users’ signatures? Whether in bulk or one-by-one, teams of all sizes have expressed interest in changing their users’ signatures to ensure brand consistency and professionalism.

 

Some marketing teams even like to update user signatures to reflect limited-time promotions. In these cases, marketing teams have needed to send out templates which Gmail users must copy and paste into their settings, adding in their name and contact information. This process is cumbersome, taking valuable time away from each employee’s workday.

 

It is difficult to know whether employees have effectively updated their signatures as intended—the only way to find out is by receiving an email from that particular employee. We’re glad to share that marketing teams, Admins, and Gmail users no longer need to trudge through this process.

 

The solution

We’re pleased to introduce our completely free Signature Manager for Gmail! Developed by our Google Cloud experts, this tool is available to all Google Workspace Superadmins.

The tool can be used to update the Gmail signatures of all employees, members of a Group, an Organizational Unit (OU), or an individual employee.

 

Here’s how to use the tool:

 

STEP 1: Accessing the tool

To access Signature Management for Gmail:

  1. Install the app in the Google Workspace Marketplace.
  2. Navigate to the Signature portal at signature.hiviewsolutions.com.
  3. Log in using your Google Workspace admin account credentials.

*Trouble accessing the HiView Signature Portal? Contact our Support team.

  1. Click the menu button in the upper left corner.
  2. Click Signature Management.

 

STEP 2: Apply to all employees?

Toggle this switch if you’d like to change signatures for all users within your domain. When doing so, a warning message will appear prompting you to confirm that you wish to do so. This task cannot be undone, so only click Yes if you are sure you’d like to update all signatures.

 

STEP 3: Select users

Next, click the dropdown menu labeled Apply to Specific Users and check the boxes next to the email addresses of the applicable users.

 

STEP 4: Load an existing signature

You can load an existing signature to update it or to use it as a template for other signatures. This feature is especially helpful when you only need to make small changes to a signature or template.

 

STEP 5: Using templates

To create a template, do the following:

  1. Add a signature into the field by either creating one from scratch or by copying and pasting an existing signature.
  2. Click View > Preview to see how the signature will look when live. 
  3. Once you’re satisfied with your template, click Template Actions, and then click Save as new template.

Now, you’ll be able to use this template by clicking the dropdown menu below Select a template. To change your template, adjust it as you’d like and then click Template Actions > Update Existing Template.

Note: If you prefer, you can edit signatures in HTML by clicking View > Source code.

 

Live Demo

Watch a demonstration by one of the tool’s main engineers, Maguie, here!

Need help? If you need any assistance with using this tool, reach out to our team at support@hiviewsolutions.com.

 

Eligibility

The Signature Management Tool is available to all Google Workspace (G Suite) Admins with Superadmin access.

Watch a demo of Signature Manager for Gmail here.

 

What is HiView Solutions?

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We are a certified Google Cloud Premier Partner providing licenses, services, products, and support that help businesses build for tomorrow. We support Google WorkspaceGoogle Cloud, and a variety of other Google products. Whether companies are brand new to Google and looking to migrate their accounts, or are well-established in their environment and seeking expert support at no additional cost, we are here to help.

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