Stop using a standard mobile signoff simply to justify your bad grammar or hasty messages. Change your default smartphone email signature to something more effective, especially since we are using our smartphones more frequently to communicate with our business contacts.
You need a presentable signature, just like the one you would normally have in the mail client on your computer at work. It should do the following:
- Tell who you are
- Provide your recipient with your contact details
- Communicate your company’s brand message
- Be a place for additional information about your business that is not entirely related to the message
- Serve your company’s business goals
There are a lot of things you can do with the help of an email closing. So, update the one on your smartphone and start exploring all the possibilities.
Let’s look at some smartphone signature design tips.
Design tips for creating a mobile signature
The first and foremost thing that you should do is to make sure you are building a mobile-friendly email signature. Think about what your contacts will see on their mobile devices. Bear in mind that the phone screen is much smaller, while the space is pretty limited. It means, the objects must be larger, while the number of them smaller. And don’t forget that mobile internet speed can be limited.
Use vertical signature templates
Because a typical mobile screen is vertical, be sure to align your signature elements vertically too. Don’t fit everything into a single line. Break the information apart when possible. At the same time, make sure that you don’t have too many lines with text at the end of your email.
Add your cell phone number
It is only logical to include your mobile number when you are writing from your device. Make it easy for people to call you right away by tapping on the phone digits. To do this, you will need to create a hyperlink with “tel.:” followed by the number (no spaces).
Although we wrote before that adding an email address in the email signature often makes no sense, it does in reality, especially on mobile. First of all, you can expect your contact to click on it and be able to create a new message, especially when they want to start a new subject.
Add larger social icons and stick to three
If you are linking to your social profiles, use social icons. Keep in mind that they must be big enough to be clickable. Also, choose the most important ones and limit their number to three — you probably won’t need to link to all your social accounts anyway.
Add a banner to the phone email signature
An email signature banner can not only be visually attractive but also helpful for your business. You can use it to advertise or promote just about anything, from an announcement of a new article or an invitation to connect at a tech conference, to an explicit ad for your company’s new product.
Use small images that could be uploaded using a cellular network
If you are using images in your cell phone email signature, make sure their size is optimal for cellular networks. Bear in mind that not all places have good connectivity, as well as not all mobile devices support high-speed mobile internet protocols.
Delete green line messages
Some devices can color-highlight quoted messages (“green line messages”), which can be disabled in some email client settings. Also, you can ensure that your signature appears before the quoted messages in an email conversation. Check all your email app settings carefully when adding a new closing.