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How Do I Change The Theme In My Gmail Account?

Updated on May 8, 2010

Sometimes you just accept the way things are, especially if you don’t realize that a better way of doing things is possible. For instance, have you ever sat down next to someone who has logged into their email account and seen a really creative background on their screen? I’m not talking about a screen saver, I’m talking about a theme for the email account.

For instance, I did not know that Google mail had come out with some really fun themes for Gmail. They have about 30 choices right now to pick from. I found out about this new feature in Google by sitting next to someone working in their Gmail account. I asked them how they got rid of their ugly “classic” background and they showed me how they did it. I’ve never looked back. :o)

Whenever I have a new gmail signup, I immediately go to the Settings option and change the theme for my Gmail account. I especially like the Tea House and Ninja themes because they are eye catching and they make me smile whenever I go into my account. My daughter really loves pink so her favorite is the Cherry Blossom. She even has a big Cherry Blossom tattoo on her ankle. Now that’s a serious pink lover.

Here is a picture of the “Classic Gmail Theme”.

So let me show you how to brighten your day and add a smile on your face every time you log into your Gmail account. By the way, there are themes for the creative, feminine and masculine user, so don’t worry you have quite a few choices to pick from.

Let’s start with the location of the options you need to change in order to get a new theme. First you must log into your Gmail account. In the upper right corner you will see a Settings link.  Click on it.

Next you will see the Themes option - and the various other Setting choices in your Gmail.

After you click on the Themes option, you will be able to choose from the various options that are available as shown below in the two screen shots.

From this point all you have to do is click on which theme interests you.  You may occasionally be asked to enter a city name on a theme, so just do so.  The city does not make any difference in your theme.  Here are pictures of some of the choices available.  The first is my daughter’s favorite, the Cherry Blossom theme.

Next is my favorite, the Ninja theme.

Now for those of you that prefer an earthier choice there is the Pebbles Theme, which is also shown in the “Settings” picture above.

If you get bored with any theme, all you have to do is go back into your Settings and change it.  I hope this information has been helpful for all you “newbie” Gmail account users.  Have fun with your new Themes!


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    • Susan Carter profile image

      Susan Carter 5 years ago

      Hitesh - Not sure what you are asking, but the new Google gmail account lets you change the themes by clicking on the little icon in the upper right corner of your screen (when you are logged into your account). The icon looks like a little flower and when you click on it, the menu opens up where all the options are available, including changing your theme. Hope this helps.

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      Hitesh Kumar 5 years ago

      My gmail account can not give change theme(Own image)......

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      Susan Carter 6 years ago

      lohi - Just re-read my hub carefully and it will explain exactly how to change your theme. Once you get logged into your Gmail account, look in the upper right corner and you will see the "Settings" option - right next to the "Sign Out" option. Click on it. When the next screen pops up, look on the row of options at the top and to the far right you will see "Themes". Click on this and you will then see all the choices. Have fun creating your colors!

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      lohi 6 years ago

      i cant find themes in my gmail account.ple help me

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      munirahmadmughal 6 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan.

      "How do I change, the Theme in my Gmail Account?" is an informative, educative and inspiring hub.

      To think helping others without their asking for it is a greart service. Cooperation is the soul of good governance in every department of life.

      Colours have their role and attraction is their soul. Billions of people and many things seen by them and each thing has its own similarity and diversity which in itself is a food fort hought.

      We must not forget the creator of us and the colour. We must remember Him by singing his praises and glory.

      The hub is excellent.

      May God bless all!

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      Susan Carter 6 years ago

      There is no "tab" for the settings. Take another look at the third from last slide above. The Cherry Blossom one. Look where the red arrow is pointing up to the right. The "Settings" is in the upper right corner of your screen. Let me know if this helps.

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      Razzman 6 years ago

      I can't find the theme tab under my settings

      what could be the problem

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      Susan Carter 7 years ago

      You're right. Getting a smile every time you open your Gmail has got to have an impact on your good mood. Thanks.

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      Crystal Hart 7 years ago

      Thanks for the tip. Being able to change your gmail themes may also have an influence on your mood.

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      Susan Carter 7 years ago

      4laso4 - I'm glad you enjoyed the tip. It's so much fun being able to change things that can sometimes be so boring. :o)

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      4laso4 7 years ago

      Thanks I just started using gmail now it looks the way I like it.

      Thanks Again