Using a direct url link to a twitter icon image and adding the username as an argument


I am trying to add a “Follow Me” icon to a signature in Gmail. This url ( works perfectly if you enter it into a web browser. However, Gmail image links are “dumb” links. They want a direct link to an image such as Is it possible to do now or implement such a way that a link such as might work in such a way as to be used in “dumb” apps as signatures etc.? I can’t guarantee that even this would work, but it seems more likely to work than the current implementation.

Thanks for looking!