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How do I hook up google photos with gmail theme background? 2 Recommended Answers 37 Replies 659 Upvotes
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I want to set one of my google photos as a theme background for my gmail, but when I go to "themes-my photos" (in gmail), none of my google photos are there. My google photos are not in any albums--they're all in "photos." How can I get them to show up in my photos in themes?
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Yet on the help page for gmail themes it says you can use photos from your google photos as a theme... hmmm  Source
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Yep....Google's own help advice when selecting a theme says I can do that.  I tried to upload a screenshot, but apparently even though there is an attachment ability to this thread....you cannot post the picture due to an "error."  HAHAHA!!  Google needs to figure its sh** out.
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Okay I have just done this myself and it worked, so follow these instructions:

(1) Go to Google Photos and upload some photos (ensure the Google photos account is linked to the same gmail account)
(2) Create an ALBUM (this is what others are calling Folders)
(3) Upload the images you need into the new Album
(4) Go to more options in the menu (3 small dots)
(5) Check the box to share the album with everyone and anyone

This should then show up under your My Photos section in Gmail themes settings.

I have not tried it but if you want to unshare the album after you have uploaded the relevant background image then I guess the current background should still work, but give it a try if that's important for you.
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