Google are rolling out custom themeing support for their web-based GMail service.

The “new” feature will allow you to set your own custom background in GMail, and choose between ‘dark’ or ‘light’ interface elements.

Adding Images to GMail

As soon as the rollout hits your account you will be able to: –

  • Upload your own image background
  • Choose a photo already uploaded to Google+
  • Paste in an image URL
  • Search through a new set of ‘Featured Photos’ using tags

It’s worth pointing out that custom themes aren’t anything new, having been a part of Gmail since 2008. And the November 2011 refresh of the GMail interface brought with it a selection of new HD backgrounds.

But what today’s announcement does allow is for a wider range of customisation; you are no longer limited the small number of themes Google allowed.

 

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