Gmail tweak you will definitely like

by Ankur Jain on August 19, 2008

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Gmail labs have come out with a interesting new feature, you can now directly get your Gmail signatures before the quoted text in a reply.

Earlier when we use to click on ‘Reply’ , our Gmail signatures used to get appended on the end of mail and not where you expected.

Follow this path to set it up:

  1. Go To Gmail > Settings(on top right)
  2. Click on ‘Labs’.
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  4. Scroll down to Enable ‘signature tweaks’
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  6. Done! To test, just reply to any message …you will now find that the your signature has been appended before the quoted text.
Jerome Dane January 6, 2009 at 8:55 PM

You may want to check out the following add-on for Firefox that lets you easily manage multiple rich HTML signatures for each address you have set up in Gmail:

Justin Unertl August 3, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Wow, thanks for posting this. I was going crazy before realizing this could be fixed so easily.

FYI, the Google Calendar gadget (also within Gmail Labs) is useful. I’d recommend also enabling the Navbar Drag and Drop within Labs to position the Calendar at the upper left side of your screen.


Ursalain August 5, 2010 at 3:21 PM

That is exactly what I was looking for since I am using gmail!

graphnick December 10, 2010 at 5:21 AM

Why is this not the default? It seems like it should be this way for most users. Thanks for the tip.

Brent June 6, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!
I don’t get the sense of having the signature at the very end to envelope the message @_@

Dilbag Singh June 3, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Please suggest some convenient way to add signatures to specific mails and ignoring in others.

Lawal azara August 6, 2012 at 1:44 AM


Julia April 18, 2013 at 9:14 PM

I swear to you that “signature tweaks” is not under my Labs. Please help, I hate that my company switched from Outlook to Gmail & my boss asked me to find out how to have automatic signatures on replies. I’m convinced it’s not possible.

Ankur Jain April 19, 2013 at 9:51 AM

I am sure in sometime, you would thank your company for making you switch to Gmail.
This feature has now moved to LIVE environment and can be found under Gmail Settings > General > Signature section.

E January 16, 2014 at 1:57 AM

It looks like there is no need for this labs feature anymore, it’s part of the default Gmail options. Explained on Gmail’s help page for signatures, section “Insert signature above quoted text in replies”, which also has the nice side effect of removing the “–” line that precedes it ;)

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