Stay on top of everything that's important with Gmail's new interface. Learn more about the new layout.

Change your Gmail background

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. 

Important: To save battery and make it easier to view messages on mobile, change your theme to Dark mode. 

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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