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How to Change Your Gmail Theme

By default, Gmail is an easily viewable gray, white, black, red and blue. It's professional and easy to look at, but for a web page you'll have open all day, you might want to have a theme that's a bit more personal.

Gmail has a sizable library of themes, or you can add your own. Here's how to change your Gmail theme.

1. Click the Settings cog in the upper-right corner.

2. Choose "Themes" in the drop down.

3. Choose a pre-set image from Google's gallery, to preview, and click save.

4. Alternatively, click "My Photos" to upload your own picture or add a URL for a photo, which will automatically make it your background.

 5. Your new background will be set.

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Andrew joined in 2015, reviewing computers and keeping up with the latest news. He holds a M.S. in Journalism (Digital Media) from Columbia University. A lover of all things gaming and tech, his previous work has shown up in Kotaku, PCMag and Complex, among others. Follow him on Twitter @FreedmanAE.