When I'm composing a mail in Gmail I want to insert an image directly in the mail's body, but there is no "Insert image" button at the top. How can I configure it to be visible?
There are two ways to insert an image in the body of the mail:
- drag-and-drop it from its folder to the desired position in the message (depending on your browser, it might or might not work);
- enable the Insert image feature from the mail settings and click on the Insert image button (this option requires that the email is composed using Rich formatting).
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To enable "Insert image":
- Go to Settings
- Click on the Labs tab
- Search for Inserting images feature
- Click on the Enable option
- Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page
Indeed, by default there is no button:
If you want to insert an image from your computer to the body of your email, use drag-and-drop from your desktop (or file manager) to your web browser.
This drag-and-drop uses HTML5 so it will not work on old browsers.
Alternatively, you can enable the button as described by Alex, but it is a Labs feature, so it "may change, break or disappear at any time".
I guess Google just wants us to become familiar with HTML5 drag-and-drop.
My image button disappeared overnight and found it in the more options (click the 3 dots above each other) next to the bin logo at the bottom of the new message. Weird!