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Turn Gmail themes on or off for users

As an administrator, you can enable or disable Gmail themes for your users. 

With themes, users can customize the look and feel of their Gmail accounts by choosing their own colors and background schemes. Changing themes does not affect the content or functionality of Gmail, nor does it alter any settings applied by the administrator, such as a customized logo.

Note: Enabling or disabling Gmail themes affects all users.

Enable or disable Gmail themes

Gmail themes are turned on by default when you sign up for a Google Workspace account. To change this setting:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenGmailand thenUser settings.
  3. Scroll to the Themes section.
  4. Check or uncheck the Let users choose their own themes box.
  5. Click Save changes.

There may be a delay before your change take effect.

Using themes

To select a theme, all users can sign in to their Gmail accounts, go to Settingsand thenThemes and choose from the selection of Gmail themes or create their own. Learn more about using Gmail themes.

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