How to Insert Facebook Like Button in Email


In this tutorial, you will learn how to insert facebook like button in email. A fully functional like button is not possible, so this tutorial will show you how to insert the next best thing – a like button that links to a specific Facebook page.

Step # 1 – Finding an Image of a Like Button

First, navigate to the Google Images at “http://images.google.com”, type “small Facebook Like Button” in the search bar, then click enter. From the results, find the image you want (it should be small), click on it, then click the “View Original Image” button on the right. On the page with just the image copy the URL at the top.

Searching Google for a Like button image to use

Step # 2 – Navigating to Gmail Settings

Next, be sure you are logged into your Gmail account at “www.gmail.com”. Navigate to the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, click on the icon and then choose “Settings” from the drop-down menu.

Opening the settings area of Gmail

Step # 3 – Inserting the Like Image

In the “General” tab, scroll down until you reach the “Signature” option. Check the radio box to include a signature, then click on the upload image icon, located to the right of the link icon. Paste the URL to your like button image into the “Image URL” field, then click “OK”.

Inserting an image into the signature

Step # 4 – Linking to the Image

Finally, highlight the image that has now appeared in the signature box and then click the link icon. Go to Facebook and copy the address of the page you want someone to like and paste that URL into the “Web address” box in Gmail, then click “OK” then scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click “Save Changes”.

Inserting a link to the image

Step # 5 – Testing Out the Link

While this is not strictly how to insert Facebook like button in email it is as close as you can get. Here we will send a quick email to our own address to test the link and as you can see it does link to the Facebook page successfully.

The Like button in the email signature