How to Customize Themes and Background In The Gmail [Updated 2022]

How to Customize Themes and Background In The Gmail

Gmail is developed by Google. Gmail is a worldwide most used email service, which is a free email service so you can create your Gmail account for free. You can access the Gmail account through the web, App, and even using a third-party app that synchronizes email using POP or IMAP protocols. Gmail provides many facilities and setting to its users to make them user-friendly. You can even customize the settings as you want. So today, in this article, I will guide you on how to customize themes and backgrounds in Gmail.

Gmail allows you to customize your themes and background with your photo, which appears as your Gmail account themes and background. You can choose from existing themes, use one of your pictures as your background, and get started with Google Photos.

If you are bored and irritated with the same themes and background of your Gmail account, you can customize themes and change them to colorful and beautiful backgrounds and themes. So, let’s learn how to customize the theme and background of your Gmail account without any deal.

How to Choose Existing Themes in Gmail?

  1. Open any web browser on your computer.
  2. Go to
  3. Now log in to your account using Email and Password, if you haven’t logged in.
  4. After you get access to your account, from home, click on the Setting (Gear icon) in the top right.
  5. After that, click on the Themes under the Gear icon.
  6. Now you will see a box “Pick your themes,” click on the themes from the box and wait until it loads and shows demo.
  7. If you like those themes, then click on the Save button to save the change in themes.

[Noteyou have to Save the themes to set as your themes; otherwise it will be for one time only if you cancel without saving the themes]

Customize Gmail Themes/Background with Your Photo

  1. Open any web browser on your PC.
  2. Go to Google Mail
  3. Login to your account, if you haven’t logged in.
  4. Now click on the Setting (Gear icon) of your account, in the top right.
  5. Under the Gear icon, click on the Themes.
  6. After that, it will open the themes box “Pick your themes,” after that, click on the “My photos” from the themes box, which is in the bottom left.
  7. Now you will see “Select your background image,” and FeaturedMy photos, and Recently selected.
  8. Now choose a photo from FeaturedMy photos, or Recently selected. And Select a photo after that click on the Select button.
  9. Now choose your photo under “Pick your themes.
  10. Finally, click on the Save button to save the photo as your background/themes.

How to Customize Text background, Vignette, and Blur of Themes and Background?

You can also change the Text Background, Vignette, and Blur of Themes/Background.

  • Text background helps you toggle between a light and a dark border for buttons and messages.
  • Vignette helps you to darken the corners of the themes and background.
  • Blur helps you to un-focus, un-surprisingly the themes.

Now let’s learn how to customize your themes/background.

  1. Open any web browser on your computer.
  2. Go to
  3. Log in using your Email address and Password.
  4. Click on the Gear icon, which is in the top right.
  5. After that, click on the Themes from the Gear icon.
  6. Now you will see a box “Pick your themes.”
  7. In the bottom right of the box, you will see Capital A, Oval in rectangle, and Blur net inside a square.
  8. Now click on Capital A after that choose Light or dark Text background.
  9. Click on the Oval in rectangle, press circle, and slide to the right or left to add a vignette.
  10. Click on the Blur net inside a square, press circle, and slide to right or left to adjust blur.
  11. If you are done with the Text background, Vignette and Blur, finally click on the Save button to save the change.


Now you can change themes from existing themes and even insert your pictures as a background and balance the text background, vignette, and blur of Themes/Background which makes your themes/background colorful, beautiful, and extra. If you have any confusion, then follow the step-by-step procedure. You will be able to customize your themes/background, that’s for sure!

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