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Change Your Gmail Background

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement, E-Mail Help, Using The Internet

With the changing seasons and changing times, you should consider changing your Gmail background! It can help relieve the boredom of replying to emails and should help you get in the mood for Spring or Summer. With hundreds of images to choose from, you should definitely consider trying other image backgrounds for your Gmail Inbox. It’s quick and simple to do, all you have to do is follow the steps below. Let’s begin!

Open your browser. You can open it through the Start Menu or your Taskbar. It is easiest to find your browser on your Desktop, as shown in the image below. Just double-click on the icon.


Open and sign in. Make sure to fill out your password and email correctly, by paying particular attention to them. Make sure that caps lock isn’t turned on!

Once you have signed in, you will be brought to your Gmail Inbox. Click on the wheel icon in the top right corner of your Inbox (see image below). Then once you’ve clicked on it, click on “themes” which is on the dropdown menu towards the end.



A page wide menu window should open, including a variety of great images. Browse through the many images. Make sure to scroll down and view all of the available images! There sure are plenty, but that gives you a lot of choice.


When you see an image that you like, click on it.

Tomorrow, we’re going to check out ways to add special effects to those background images to customize the look of your inbox.


3 Responses to “Change Your Gmail Background”

  1. […] Yesterday, we looked at how you can choose custom images for your Gmail background. If you aren’t familiar with the process, you’ll want to check that article out first. Because today, we’re going to learn how to add special effects to completely customize the look of your Gmail inbox. […]

  2. Judy says:

    and how do you cancel out and have NO theme? I clicked on them to see how they looked but didn’t SAVE any and it still saved. I just want it to go back the way it was. I didn’t like it with the theme?

  3. Silvia O'Dwyer says:

    Hi Judy – Scroll down to the option which says “Light” when you hover over the tile. It has an image of the Google logo and it’s midway down the themes list.

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