Gmail themes

You can pick a theme to change your Gmail background.

Choose from existing themes

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Themes.
  4. Click a theme. You can make changes to some themes by clicking Text Background Text Background, Vignette Vignette, or Blur Blur.
  5. Click Save.

Use one of your photos as your background

To get started, make sure you've uploaded the image you want to use to photos.google.com. Learn how to get started with Google Photos.

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Themes.
  4. In the bottom left, click My Photos.
  5. Choose a picture, or click Featured. If your picture looks blurry, try uploading a larger sized photo.
  6. Click Select.
  7. Near the bottom, to make changes to the theme, click Text Background Text Background, Vignette Vignette, or Blur Blur.
  8. Click Save.
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