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How do you add and/or delete a photo to "My Photos" in Gmail?
When I first set up the Gmail account I moved a photo into
"My Photos" for a background theme.  Now I cannot delete it
from "My Photos"  nor can I add a different photo to "My Photos."

Thanks for any help at all.
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Hi Sgr,

Thanks for posting in the Google Photos Help Community!

Just to make sure that I understand the issue more clearly, could you please elaborate the post in detail so that I'll be able to address the issue with the best possible solution? 

Besides, could you please verify are you referring to "My Photos" option in Gmail? Please share a screenshot of where exactly you see this option in Gmail, so that I can take a look and assist try to assist you further. Make sure to mask your personal information while sharing the screenshot.

Hope to hear back soon!

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Here are the steps to delete the profile pictures from your Google Account (including Gmail photo):
Last edited 10/3/18
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Same here, I too cannot add any new photos to "My Photos" in gmail. I don't understand why you google people removed an essential feature of gmail. In case you have trouble understanding what Im saying, pls visit this link : https://www.howtogeek.com/333007/how-to-use-a-custom-background-in-gmail/
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The only way I figured how to do it was to add the photos I wanted to try as a "profile picture," whose dialog box actually has all of the functionality I wish the "Theme" dialog box had, and then to go into the "My Photos" part of the Theme dialog box to select one of my "profile pictures." It's a time-consuming process because each photo is edited when you make it a "profile picture," and it only allows you to crop into a square, but I still found one I liked and then put my profile picture back the way I liked it. 
Still, it is annoying that I now can't figure out how to delete all the random pictures I didn't like the look of from my "profile picture" album. Whatever.
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HELLO to everyone. First upload your profile picture by clicking on the image on the right top side of your gmail. when you click on change a "Select profile photo" window will open. in the window under upload photos click on set a photo from computer, you will see a new window will open from which you can select any photo you want to upload. select a photo adjust it then click the bottom left corner option as set as profile photo. then go to settings, click on theme then click on my photos at bottom left corner a new window will open "set your background image." go to my photos now you can see profile photos. click on that and you can see uploaded photos. select one by click on tick mark that appears on image when you take the courser on it. then click  select. And you GMAIL with a new background.
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Add my photo to my Google account
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Pictures from my phone are ILLEGALLY AND WITHOUT MY CONSENT uploaded to ma gmail account, how to remove them?
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lol Amir, just turn off the sync, you definitely consented.
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To Change Your Gmail Backround Theme You Go To Your Google Photos And Upload The Pics You Want There And Then You Can Choose Them For Your Theme
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