Set a Sender Address Avatar in Gmail

The avatar displayed in Gmail is dependent on which Gmail/Google+ account is connected to the from email address. For example, if you send your emails from, have a Gmail (or Google+ etc.) account for that email, and added a profile picture, then that image will be displayed.


  • It may take approximately 30 minutes for the avatar to appear in your Gmail inbox on desktop.
  • You may not see the avatar in the Gmail mobile app.

To set an avatar:

  1. Create a Google+/Gmail account with your preferred from email address.
  2. Change your avatar picture. Follow the instructions from Google linked here.
  3. In Sailthru, set your from address and send your campaign as normal.

More options may be available for businesses using G Suite: