Sending an email to your friend is not a big deal. But, do you know that you can put a picture in the subject line of an email? Although you may not find a direct option in Gmail or Outlook.com, it is possible to insert some symbols or characters in the subject line as well as in the body to make it detached from other standard emails.
We often need to send an image to someone, and fortunately, almost all the regular email services allow users to insert a picture in the email body. The subject line grabs the recipient’s attention first to give a synopsis of the entire email. Unfortunately, the subject line doesn’t work as an email body does, and that implies you cannot insert a .png or .jpeg picture in it, irrespective of what email client you are using. Fortunately, it is possible to enter some characters so that you can make the subject text different from others.
On Windows 10, it is quite straightforward to get the job done, thanks to the Emoji Panel and the Character Map in-built tools. They let you use Emojis and insert symbols on Windows 10 respectively. You can use the same tool to add symbols in your email’s subject line as well. This article exhibits how you can make use of that Windows tool across all email clients, including Outlook. It’s a simple copy-paste job, actually!
Insert an emoji in the Email Subject Line or Body
To insert an emoji or emoticon in the subject line of an email, follow these steps-
- Open Outlook app
- Press Win+; keys to open the Emoji Panel
- Place the cursor in the desired location
- Select the Emoticon.
- The emoji will be inserted.
Assuming you want to use an emoji in the email body or the email Subject like, open the Outlook app.
Then press Win+; keys together to open the Emoji Panel.
Next, place the cursor in the desired location
Select the Emoticon and the emoji will be inserted.
Similarly, you can add Emojis to File and Folder names too!
Add a symbol in the Email Subject Line
To add an image or a symbol in the subject line of an email, follow these steps-
- Open Character Map on Windows 10.
- Select Arial as the Font.
- Select the symbol and copy it.
- Paste the symbol in your email subject line.
- Send it to the recipient.
Open the Character Map application on your Windows 10 PC. As usual, you can use the Taskbar search box to find and open it.
After opening it, make sure that Arial is selected in the Font drop-down menu.
Locate the symbol that you want to insert in the email and double-click on it.
Now, select the same symbol from the Characters to copy box and press the Copy button to copy it in your clipboard. Then paste it in the desired location.
Thus, you can insert or paste the symbol or emoji in your email subject line or email body in Gmail.com, Outlook.com, Outlook desktop client, or any other email client.
Before sending an email with symbols in the subject line, you should know a few things:
- Not all email clients across all operating systems support those symbols. You are requested to check the compatibility before using those characters.
- Do not overuse symbols as email services may get off your email in the Spam folder instead of Inbox. In other words, it increases the chance of email spamming.
I hope this simple tutorial helps you.
Read next: How to make your own Emoji.