Last Updated on December 22, 2023 by Amit Bansal
When using a Gmail account, the email signature format is quite simple, as all the fields are located in your email settings section.
But if you are using Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, or any other email services, you need to add Google Map location HTML to your Outlook email signature.
In this article, you will learn How to add Google Maps location to an Outlook Email Signature.
Steps to Add Google Map Location in Signature
Email Signature is quite a complete package that consists of:
- Name of Person
- Contact Number
- Email Address
- Web site URL
- Facebook link
- LinkedIn link
- Some use QR codes also
Apart from those above, Google Maps provides a simple interface to search for a specific address or find clear directions.
You provided the entire address on your Outlook Signature, but it’s sometimes difficult to visit the exact location, Google Maps works for you at that time.
Your recipient simply copies and paste the address into Google Maps search, and he will get the location, is that works!
No, Still have some issues!
Sometimes giving your address isn’t enough. Some locations are just confusing, we’ve all been there, thinking we’ve walked or driven right past the address.
How about if you send the location link with your email in your Signature? Yes, you will learn how to add Google Map Location in Signature.
Recipients will finally know the direction exactly where to go:
Adding Google Map Location in Outlook Email Signature consists of two parts:
- Add Custom Map Icon
- Inspect the Google Location Link to it.
Add Custom Map Icon
Inserting a custom map icon into your Outlook signature is quite simple, you simply need to find your customized map icon and insert it into your Outlook signature.
There may import of the icon from outside for Outlook itself to provide you with numerous icons and images.
You will get all the relevant methods to add a custom map icon in Outlook:
Step 1: Open Outlook New Mail or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + M.
Step 2: Click Insert >> Icon from the Illustration section:
Step 3: The icon library consists of numerous icons open, type map in the search bar, and you will get a related icon on your screen, all the icons are in black and white, and you will color them according to your choice.
Step 4: Select your favorite one and click insert
Step 5: Once it is added to the email body, you can use the icon in black and white or you may color it according to your requirement.
Step 6: Select the icon, which unfolds the Graphic format option on the ribbon.
Step 7: Use Graphic Fill, Graphic Outline, and Graphic Effect to change the color and appearance of your icon.
Step 8: Now it’s time to adjust the size by dragging any corner of the logo, by default its size is quite large as you need to add in your signature.
Step 9: Save your customized icon by clicking the right mouse button on your computer, and clicking Save as Picture.
Step 10: Name the file, and select Save as type dropdown list, select ‘Portable Network Graphics‘ or ‘JPEG File interchange format‘.
Step 11: Click on Insert >>Signature >> Signature
Step 12: Signature and the stationary dialog box appear, go to Select Signature to edit and select the existing signature you need to add a Google Maps icon.
Step 13: Put your cursor, where you need to insert the Google map icon and click the insert icon [Refer image]
Step 14: Select your location and click insert.
Step 15: Finally Map icon is added at your desired location, it’s time to link the icon with Google location.
If you already have your icon on your system, you can directly insert the logo, following step 12.
Note: – Make sure the size of the logo is relevant to your signature, once it is imported into your signature it won’t be resized.
The next step is to link your map icon with your desired location, which will open in Google Maps.
Inspect Google Location Link to Google Map Icon
Step 1: Go to http://www.google.com/maps in a new browser window.
Step 2: From the top left side of the page enter the address and click enter.
Step 3: The location is marked on Google Maps.
Step 4: Click on Share.
Step 5: You will get the link to share your location.
Step 6: Click the Copy link to copy the URL
Step 7: Now again Go to Outlook >> Click New Mail >> Insert >> Signature >> Signature
Step 8: Select the Map icon you have already added in your signature and click on the link icon from the right-hand section of the image.
Step 9: Insert the Hyperlink dialog box that appears and keep your selection to the Existing File or web page, under the Address bar, in the box that appears, paste the URL from Google Maps into the “Link URL” section (shown below).
Note: The https:// will already appear in the window. When you are pasting your specific URL, please ensure https:// only appears once by removing the default text.
Step 10: Click OK to close.
Everything is set, you can cross-check by entering your signature in your email message, and hovering over the Map icon you will see the link address appear, that results when you mail with your signature that person easily clicks on the map icon, and your location will appear in the Google Map.
What are the benefits of Google Maps Email Signatures?
- It saves time to reach the location.
- The most important thing is the psychological impact, if you are your meeting attended struggle to find the address, which directly impacts the mood, which is harmful to you and your client.
- If your business or company office is in an obscure place, Google Maps under email signature helps the person a lot.
How to add Google Map Location in Outlook Email?
Adding a Google Map location to your Outlook email is quite similar to the process described above.
The key difference is that you need to follow specific steps to insert the map logo into your email message body. Once inserted, link the logo directly within the body of your email.
Additionally, you have the option to create a hyperlink on specific words, such as “Office Location,” and link these words to your Google Maps URL.
To help you better understand and follow these steps, I have prepared a detailed video tutorial. This video will guide you through each step of the process, ensuring you can effectively add a Google Map location to your Outlook email signature with ease.
Adding a Google Map will make your professional email signature much more informative.
There you have it! That’s all you need to know about adding a Google Map to your email signature. So, create one today and make sure your recipients can find you easily!
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