How to Insert Images in Gmail

If you are constantly sharing images with others using Gmail, you may want to stop attaching images and start inserting them right into your email. This is allows you to write some text, insert your image and write more text. Not only does it look nicer, it is easier for users to see your images without downloading attachments. You can’t insert images by default, but you can insert images to a Gmail message by installing a Lab.

How to Insert Images in Gmail

1. Visit Labs, under settings -> labs or click this link.

Gmail Insert Image
Gmail Insert Image Labs

2. Scroll down until you see the Inserting Images lab. Click Enable.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the Gmail Labs page and save your settings.

4. Open a new message and click the picture icon that has been added to your menu bar.


How to insert images in gmail

5. You can see the end result above, but after you click the picture icon you will be shown a box that allows you to upload an image or to link to one online.

Gmail inserting images

6. That’s it. You can follow the last three steps when you want to insert images, but you won’t need to enable the feature anymore.

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  1. Doesn’t work for me either. Have tried for a very long time. This description is almost the same as attaching. What I want to do is copy an image and paste that image in the body of the image. That simple.

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