How to Change the Background Theme for Gmail

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Background themes, or “Gmail Themes”, as Google refers to them as, allows the user to personalize and customize the appearance of Gmail to their liking. Gmail themes also allows for a “dark mode”, which is not natively supported by Gmail’s desktop/web versions.

  1. Open Gmail and click on the gear icon in the upper right corner.
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  2. In Quick Settings, click on the “View all” button in the Theme section.
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  3. Pick a preferred background by clicking on that image. Scroll down to the very bottom for more options. Once complete, click “Save” to change your background.
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This Article Was Last Updated: October 9, 2020 @ 5:53 pm
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