Google Enables Custom Gmail Theme

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News Posted: Thu, Apr 14 2011 11:24 PM
If you're an avid Gmail user, you've probably surf through all of the Labs and settings by now, uncovering all sorts of special features that normal, non-hardcore users would never think to mess with. Google provides a lot of built-in themes to customize the way your email looks, but what if you want to customize it further? There haven't been too many options prior to now, but as of this week, users can now select their own background image these, set their own colors and give their inbox a totally personalized look.

If you're a photographer who just want wait any longer to have your own imagery gracing your Gmail background, go to "Themes" in Settings and select "Create your own theme." Have fun!

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omegadraco replied on Fri, Apr 15 2011 10:48 AM

Very nice feature. The Google Labs certainly has a lot of nice things to add in but also a bunch of useless functions for most people.

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LLeCompte replied on Fri, Apr 15 2011 1:12 PM

i have been using the ninja theme for a while, and i have to say i love it. I even went to the android theme and came back to the ninja.

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Inspector replied on Fri, Apr 15 2011 2:22 PM

Time ot go chance my settings! :D Nice feature but doesn't make a difference for me xD. I never login to my gmail from the site anyways xD

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Apr 15 2011 4:46 PM

Gmail has really become my main email. I have more than 1 and use them for different things, so each account has specific backgrounds. Google labs never stops do they, they are always working on, beta testing, or introducing something.

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Schmich replied on Fri, Apr 15 2011 5:07 PM

Looks a bit MySpacey if you don't an appropriate image. You want the texts to be properly visible and have colours that go well together to make this classy.

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coolice replied on Fri, Apr 15 2011 6:16 PM

Ohhh Sweet!! I can use my own pics now!!! Thats friggin awesome!!

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No thank you Google, I'll stick to my themes.

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OSunday replied on Sat, Apr 16 2011 2:31 PM

Woot Woot! Theming and Customization FTW

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JBraun1 replied on Thu, Nov 3 2011 10:54 AM

yes except you can't customize your themes in the new gmail....it just gives you set templates which is bs by the way

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