How to Change Gmail Background Image or Theme or Color

Are you thinking to Change Gmail Background theme or image or color? Then it’s time to know how to change Gmail background theme or image.




1. Why should I change the Gmail background theme?

Million of people are using Gmail for transferring files and images. you have a default theme which makes its appearance is not the most beautiful. The feature of Gmail looks better when they are not showing on the dull default theme. If you want to look your Gmail more beautiful, then customize your Gmail background with web images or your images as a background image, just like on your computer or mobile desktop.

2.How to change Gmail background theme or image On Windows

Here are two methods to change your Gmail background theme or image.

Video Tutorial

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2.1. Customize Gmail background with web images.

This article will give you information about the change of Gmail Background Image or theme using windows.




Total Time: 2 minutes

Step:1 Selection of Theme

Login into your Gmail account. Click on the Settings symbol at the right of the google window. Click on the “View all” option from the “Themes section.

Step:2 Selection of desired image




The “Pick your theme” window is displayed on the screen with lots of web themes. Select your theme and double-tap on it. It automatically applied to the Gmail background.

Step:3 Customizing effects

Gmail offers some customize effects for the theme/image. The Effects icons are at the bottom of the window.
Text Background: The “Text background” effect is used to change the messages and buttons into light or dark.
Vignette: The vignette slider is used to darken the corners of the image/theme.
Blur: The Blur slider is used to unfocus the image.

Step:4 Save the image and effects

After the completion of adding effects to the background image click on the save option.




Step:5 Image applied as a Background theme

Finally, the image with customizing effects was applied as a background theme/image for Gmail.

2.2. Customize Gmail background with your photos.

On the other hand, using your photos as a background image or theme is as simple as you think. Firstly, you want to create an “Album” in Google photos.

Creating album in Google photos:

step:1 Login into Google Photos. Select Create option at the right of the screen.




click on create option.

Under Create option select “Album”. A new window is open with “Add a title” and “Add photos”.

select Album.

step:2 Enter your desired title in the place of “Add a title” and click on the “Add photos” to add photos from Google photos.

Add title to the Album.

step:3 Select the photos which you want to add to the album and click on the done option at the top right of the screen. you can also select photos from your PC to add to the album by simply tap on “select from computer”.

Selection of images.

Step:4 The created album is automatically displayed in Gmail Themes under the “My photos” dialogue box.

Login into your Gmail account. Click on settings symbol at the top right of the Gmail window. Select “Themes”.( as in the first set of steps).Select “My photos” from the “pick your theme” window.

select My photos.

Step:5 The “Select your background image” window is displayed. From that window, select your desired image from “My photos” and click on the “select” option.

select desired image.

You can also use the customizing effect like “Text Editor”, “Vignette”, “Blur” which are at the bottom right of the “pick your theme” window.

Text Background: The “Text background” effect is used to change the messages and buttons into light or dark.

Theme for text background.

Vignette: The vignette slider is used to darken the corners of the image/theme.

Make the corners dark.

Blur: The Blur slider is used to unfocus the image.

Make the background image blur.

Step:6 Finally, the selected image with customizing effects is applied as a background to Gmail.

Theme is applied.

3.How to change Gmail Background on Android

3.1. How to Change Gmail Theme in Android With web images.

Step:1 open chrome on your mobile and enter google web in the search bar.

Enter google web in the search bar.

Step:2 Google page will be opened which is login with your mail address. select three dots at the right to the screen.

select three dots at the to right of the screen.

Step:3 several options will be displayed. select the “Desktop mode” from that options, then the page will be displayed in desktop mode.

select desktop site.

Step:4 select the dots which are in the square form, several google apps are displayed on the screen. Select “Gmail” from those apps.

select Gmail app.

Step:5 Gmail window is opened. you can observe the settings symbol at the top right of the Google screen. Click on the settings and select the “View all” option from the “Themes” section which is at the tip of your finger.

select view all option from themes section.

Step:6 Then the “Pick your theme” window will be opened with several themes. Among them select your desired theme and there are some effects like “Text Background “, “Vignette”, “Blur” which gives the final touch to your background image/theme.

  • Text Background: The “Text background” effect is used to change the messages and buttons into light or dark.
  • Vignette: The vignette slider is used to darken the corners of the image/theme.
  • Blur: The Blur slider is used to unfocus the image.

Click on the save option.

Then the selected image with customizing effects is applied as a background image for Gmail.

Theme is applied.

3.2. How to Customize Gmail background with your photos.

you can also use your images from the gallery as a background theme. Before you are going to use your images firstly create a gallery in google images. The gallery automatically displays in the “select your background image” in Gmail. The creation of Album in Google Photos using Android is the same as in using windows. The process after the creation of Album is the same as in the first set upto the”pick your theme” window displayed on the screen

Step:1 Click on “my photos” which is at the bottom left of the screen under the “Pick your theme” dialogue box.

select My photos option.

Step:2 If you have created the album in Google Photos, you should now be able to select one to use as your background. The created album is displayed under the “My Photos” section in the “Select your background image” dialogue box.

open the Album.

step:3 Open the Album and select the image you want to use and then press the select option.

select your image.

step:4 Finally, your image was applied as a background theme or image for Gmail.

Theme is applied.

Conclusion

When you spend a quarter of your work time with head buried in emails, having a Gmail background that reflects your personality or reminds you of something special can make your inbox productive and fun. Don’t forget that you can set each of your Gmail accounts with a beautiful background theme.

I hope this article helped you to change your Gmail background theme or image easily. If you like this article, please share it and follow WhatVwant on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for more tips.

How to change Gmail background theme or image? – FAQ

Does Gmail support background images?

Yes. Gmail support for different background images.

can I use my photos as a background image?

Yes. You can use your photos as a background image. The process is explained in detail in the above article.

Is there a dark theme for Gmail?

Yes. There is a dark theme for Gmail. It is available under the Themes option.

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