How To Change Your Background Or Theme In Gmail

Gmail is not all about sending, receiving, or reading emails because when you explore it even a bit, you’ll know that you can play with the display or basically how you want it to look. If you’re already tired of the background or theme color of your Gmail, then now’s the perfect time for you to change it! Did you already know that you can do that?


Well, I actually just discovered this recently, and since it’s a very amusing thing for me, I wanted to share with you how to easily do it with this simple guide. Enough with default backgrounds and begin making your Gmail account look fancy with the application of unique themes.

1. Go to settings in Gmail.

If you don’t know where to find the settings, it’s represented by the gear icon at the upper-right part of your screen. Once you’ve spotted that symbol, click it.

2. Look for the Theme option and select “View All”.

You’ll only be shown a few options for the theme after you click the gear icon. And so, what’s recommended is for you to click the “View All” button to see all the background options you can choose from.

3. Choose your preferred theme from what’s provided.

Afterward, a pop-up window will appear where all the styles for the themes will be displayed. You are free to scroll through everything until you’re able to pick the one you really desire to be your new Gmail background. Once you’ve already chosen, make sure to click it and select the blue button at the bottom-right that says “Save”.

However, if you really didn’t like anything among everything shown, you can opt to upload your own photo from your Google photos or choose from the featured images by clicking the “My photos” button at the bottom-left part of the pop-up window.

4. Wait for the changes to be made.

Once you’ve selected a new theme for your Gmail and saved it, check if the changes have already been made. The background should automatically look different after saving it. As an example, here’s how it should look after applying the new theme:

Other Tools for Editing the Theme in Gmail

If you think changing the background with a new theme or photo is the only thing you can do in Gmail, then I’m telling you now that you’re wrong. You can still do more with it by using tools like background blur, adding a vignette, and changing the background of the text if you want to make it look more unique and outstanding. All these tools can be found beside the save button when choosing a new background or theme for your Gmail.