I'm receiving an error message that my signature is too long
Gmail has set a character limit on their signature settings of 10,000 characters. This character count is the characters used in the HTML code behind the signature design.
If you're receiving the error message that your signature is too long you can try a few things:
- Removing your Google Analytics tracking codes
UTM codes which are used by Google to track link links and engagement add a lot of extra code into the signature. These UTM tags can add up to 800 characters to your signature.
You can remove the Google Analytics UTM tags from your signature by going to the Account tab and unchecking the analytics option.
You'll then need to go to the Company Details tab of your account and click the Save Draft / Publish Changes button.
If your team is using a Google domain the signature will update in Gmail automatically for your users without the UTM tags.
If your team is using a different domain provider you will have to re-invite your users to copy the updated signature into their emails.
- Shorten links in your signature
Links can be very long and take up a lot of space in code. You can either remove unnecessary links, or use programs like https://tinylink.net/ or https://bitly.com/ to shorten your links.
If you need some other ideas on how you can shorten your signature code feel free to email our support through firstname.lastname@example.org