Using Twitter and Facebook Icons in my Email Signature

Update: Here’s a link to a handy video Patrice made showing how to do this in Outlook: Net Solutions Facebook Page

I frequently get asked how to put the little Twitter and Facebook icons into an email signature with links back to their respective accounts. If you are using Outlook 2007, here are some basic instructions for how you can add these icons to your signature.



  1. Open Outlook
  2. Click on Tools
  3. Click on Options
  4. From the tabs, click on “Mail Format”
  5. Click on Signatures
  6. Click on the New Button
  7. Give your signature a name (Company name will do)
  8. Then in the Edit Signature section, type out everything you want included in the signature. My signature has my name, title, logo, address, phone, email, web address and Twitter/Facebook icons.
  9. To add the images to your signature (we have attached the Facebook/Twitter icons to this post for you to save and use in your own signature) click on the “picture” icon (which is the 2nd icon from the right)
  10. After you click on Picture, a browse wizard will pop-up and will allow you to browse your hard drive and add your twitter/Facebook icons to the signature.
  11. Once you have the images in the signature, click on one of the images to highlight it. Then click on the “hyperlink” button (it should be the last button on the right)
  12. In the address field at the bottom of the hyperlink window, type in your Twitter or Facebook address (depending on which image you are linking)
  13. Click ok
  14. Repeat that until you have all your images linked to the right web addresses.

It takes a few steps to get all the icons loaded in the way you want, however, not having to type in your signature each and every time will save you lots of time and save your recipients time if they are trying to look up your contact information. Promoting your Facebook Fan Page or Twitter Account in a signature is a great way to get your Social Media efforts in front of everyone that you touch base with via email. Net Solutions Twitter PageThese icons can also be added to your website. Just reduce the size to 30 pixels x 30 pixels and then add them to any page on your site. We added them to the vertical column section on the Net Solutions site. If you are using the ProFusion Ultra Internet Solution as your website provider, you can see how to do this by watching our Introductory Webinar. Click to Download Social Media Icons If you’d like to host the twitter and facebook icons on our blog and link them into your site, use the URLs in below in your signature: Twitter: Facebook: Here is the corresponding video to this instruction set:

30 thoughts on “Using Twitter and Facebook Icons in my Email Signature

  1. Amy

    Thank you so much. I have been trying to do this for weeks and this is the first set of instructions that actually made sense. Even Facebook’s help sites are so complicated. Thanks!!!!!!

  2. Les

    Very simple – if I can do it anyone can – I resized them to 31×31 0n microsoft office picture manager and it was simple putting in the hyperlink etc

  3. Liz

    Outlook express does not seem to have these options – do you have other instructions for Outlook Express?

  4. Patrice

    What email program do you use to send mail? If I knew that, I could do a bit of research for you to see if I can tell you how to do it in that specific email program.

  5. Patrice

    Hi Teresa,

    If you can send me an email at I can test this for you. You have probably done it correctly, the link just won’t work for you because when you type out an email, the link is not actuall active. However, the recipient of your email will be able to click on the link and get to your facebook page. Does that make sense?

    Sorry for the delayed response, I didn’t see your comment. 🙁


  6. Sarah Carstensen

    I can not get my company Facebook page to work at all after following these directions. This is what message I get –

    Sorry, this content isn’t available right now.
    The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you’re not in.

    Any ideas? Please help

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