Wednesday, August 9, 2023

How to Change the Background Theme in Gmail

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Do you find your Gmail inbox to be a bit too plain?
If so, you're not alone.

Many people find that a change of scenery can help them stay focused and productive.

Here's a Cool Tip: Change the background theme in Gmail.

For the PC web version of Gmail and the mobile apps, you can choose from a variety of pre-made themes, or you can upload your own photo.

Set Gmail Background Theme
fig. 1 - Set Gmail Background Theme

Here's how to change the background theme in Gmail on a computer:

  • On your computer, open Gmail.
  • At the top right, click Settings.
  • Next to "Theme," click View all.
  • In the theme window, select a theme.
    • For the default theme, select Default.
    • For Dark theme, select Dark.
    • For a pre-uploaded theme, select any theme.
  • When available, at the bottom of the theme window, you also can change the theme.
    • To change the text background, click Text Background.
    • To make the corners darker, click Vignette.
    • To blur background theme, click Blur.
  • Click Save.

I'll cover how to make the change on mobile in a later post.

That's it!


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