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Gmail: Beginner tips

Add a background theme to your inbox

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Tips

You can pick a theme to change your Gmail background. On a computer, you can make your background:

  • The default theme
  • Dark mode theme
  • Other available themes
  • Your own uploaded photo

Add a background theme
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Change background

Important: Dark mode is only available on Android devices version Q or later.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. At the top left, tap Menu .
  3. Tap Settings and then General settings.
  4. Tap Theme.
  5. Choose Light, Dark, or System default.
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