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Spice Up Your Gmail with Themes from Google

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We use Gmail everyday, do you get bored with the look of Gmail? Would you like to have a new fresh look for your Gmail? Gmail fans have been building unofficial extensions to spice up their inboxes for a while, but up til now themes haven’t been an integral part of Gmail.

Google wanted to go beyond simple color customization, so out of the 30 odd themes, there’s a shiny theme with chrome styling, another one that turns your inbox into a retro notepad, nature themes that change scenery over time, weather driven themes that can rain on your mailbox, and fun characters to keep you in good company. There’s even an old school ascii theme (Terminal) which was the result of a bet between two engineers — it’s not exactly practical, but it’s great for testing out your geek cred.

Gmail Themes

To customize your inbox, go to the Themes tab under Settings. They will be rolling out themes to everyone over the next couple of days, so if you don’t see them yet, you probably need to wait a bit. Please feel free to tell us which one you like most.

Source: Spice up your inbox with colors and themes

  • http://giang.us/blog Giang

    I will try it in my Gmail account! ^^

  • Peter

    Are you guys sure that this is true?

  • Ray Cheung

    @ Peter

    Yes, it is true.

  • http://feilloos.net Boye

    I have tried a couple themes…but for now i’ll stick with the classic one, less is more =)

  • http://rmcreative.ru/ Sam

    Hmm… it seems I don’t have this tab in my account.

  • http://boris.b4contact.com Boris

    Finally. No need for FF/GreaseMonkey anymore :)

  • http://www.footymania.com/ Umang

    It’s probably not rolled out to all users, I don’t have it yet.

  • Veronica

    I don’t see any themes tab?

  • Ray Cheung

    They will be rolling out themes to everyone over the next couple of days, so if you don’t see them yet, you probably need to wait a bit.

  • http://giang.us/blog Giang

    I can change theme in my Gmail account now!

  • Pristine

    I’m using a cute little number called Bus Stop, a theme which changes according to your location. Normally, there is a little person on the side holding ice creams stacked on top of each other, but when it rained yesterday, he was holding a stack of umbrellas instead. I love it.

  • http://www.webcentric.co.za Webcentric

    Seems its not enabled for hosted domain accounts (ie if you host your domains email with Google) Pity.. :-(

  • http://www.technald.com TechNald

    i cannot see a “themes” tab in my gmail settings. huhu

  • Taylor

    But but but….. I don`t have theme yet!
    How can I get it?
    Actually, I`m using my Gmail account for about 1year, but I still don`t have it!
    I wanna enjoy my gmail~!
    Tell me how to get the theme tab~!

  • Ray Cheung

    @ Taylor

    Go to “Settings”->”Themes” from your Gmail account.

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