Give a New Look to Your Inbox!
It can be boring looking at the same inbox everyday! Now you can change your Gmail whenever you want. Gmail has provided themes for you, or you can choose your own photo to turn into a theme. Make your inbox fun to look at! If you want more display changes, go to the article posted on here named Organizing Your Gmail Inbox. There you will see more options on how to change the display of the organization of your emails.
Click on the wheel on the upper right hand corner and then press Themes. Here you have a wide range of themes to choose from: Color themes, HD themes, Custom themes, and classic themes.
Click on a theme and you will see your background change instantly. You don’t even have to press save!
Some themes like Graffiti, Planets, and Ocean ask for your location to customize more to your area and may change between day and night times. Gmail will use the location you provide to correctly time theme changes with your local sunrise, sunset, and/or weather. If you don’t enter a city, or if you enter an invalid one, Gmail will set your location to the capital city of the country you selected.
You can tell which themes change by looking at the lower right hand corner of the themes thumbnail image. Small icons indicate if the theme changes with the weather, time of day, or day of the week. Also, if you see a white corner it means that that the message list background in the theme is light; if its black, that means its dark.
Once you choose a theme, your inbox will now look like this one for example:
You also have an option to choose a custom theme. Click on whether you want a light or a dark custom theme. After you choose a box will pop up and you will have the option to choose from the photos given, choose from your own Picasa album, photos from your phone, or even upload from your personal computer. You can also paste a URL of an image you may have stored somewhere. When choosing your own photo, Gmail recommends that you select one larger than 2560 x 1920 px.
Gmail gets its themes from iStockPhoto. If you go to iStockPhoto you can find more photos to maybe turn into themes. You can click on iStockPhoto at the very bottom of themes and itll bring you to a page to search for more themes to use on Gmail.