Change Gmail Background Theme With Customize Background Picture

June 29, 2013

How to change gmail background with a custom photo

The article “Change Gmail Background Theme With Customize Background Picture” will show you how to add a personal photo as a background image in gmail. It will change the gmail theme with a personal background image. Add of personal background photo in gmail is a small part of change theme in gmail.

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How to add a personal background picture to Gmail

To add a personal background picture to gmail you need to complete the following steps. First get a good photo of your own or any other that you want to select as gmail background photo. Then
1. Login to your Gmail Account using your Google Account ID and password.
2. Click on the Setting (the gear icon) at the upper right hand corner of Gmail.
3. Choose “Setting” from the drop down menu.
4. Navigate to “Themes” tab.
5. Scroll down the horizontal scroll bar till the “Custom theme” section.
6. You will get two option.

  • Light– The theme will be set as light color.
  • Dark- The theme will be set as dark color.

Choose the color depth by choosing any one of them (Light or Dark) on the Custom theme section.
7. After that you will get an option “Change your background image” below that.
8. Click on “Change your background image” to add a personal photo as a Gmail background picture.
9. A new pop up window will open to “Select the background image” for Gmail.

Add your personal photo as gmail theme background

Add your personal photo as gmail theme background

10. You will get 6 options to choose the background photo.

  • Featured: Choose your background photo from some of the featured image from Google.
  • My Photos: Choose your background photo from your Picassa Web albums or the Google+ photos uploaded by you.
  • Photos from Phone: Choose your photo from the Google+ application installed on your Mobile device. (Android, Iphone, Windows etc.)
  • Upload Photos: Manually upload a photo from your computer/PC and set it as background image in gmail.
  • Paste a URL: Copy and paste the URL of the photo that you want to see on your Gmail background.
  • Recently Selected: show you the list of photos that you recently set as your email background.

11. Choose a photo from the above sections and click on “Select”.
12. Wait for some time. It will change the background photo of gmail and show you.
13. That is it.

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