How to change your Gmail background image

Want to customize your Gmail mailbox? Follow this instruction and get to know how to set up your own image as a Gmail background.

How to change the background of your Gmail interface.

  1. Click the gear icon at the top right to expand the list of settings tabs.
    Gmail - account settings button
  2. Click on the Themes button.
    Gmail - themes
  3. You will find the list of suggested images. Choose an image from the list, or upload your own.
  4. To upload your custom picture for the Gmail background, follow those steps:
    1. Go to Google Photos :
    2. Press + Create -> Album.
    3. Set its title, then click Add photos.
    4. Drag the selected photo from your computer to the Google Photos main window.
    5. Once the photo is uploaded, click the checkbox icon in the upper left corner.
    6. Go back to the Gmail page, close the background selection window (this is necessary to update the Google Photo album settings within your Gmail account), and open the background selection dialog again.
    7. Click the My photos button below the list of pictures.
    8. Select the My photos tab.
    9. Select your uploaded picture.
    10. Press the Select button at the bottom.
  5. At the bottom of the background selection window, you can also change the color of the text of the entire Gmail interface (set Light or Dark), as well as use the built-in filters Vignette and Blur.
    Gmail - changing the interface color
  6. Click Save to save the selected screen saver or Cancel if you want to return the screen saver to its previous settings.

How to change the background of your Gmail interface.

  1. Go to the Gmail theme list tab (see step 1 at the beginning of this article).
  2. Choose a Default preset from the list.
    Gmail - choosing the theme preset
  3. Press the Save button to save the settings.

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