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Desktop Gmail Getting Custom Themes, Google+ Integration Gets Even Deeper

One of Google’s greatest creations this side of Search, is getting an update in the near future that will allow you to make your Gmail inbox even more personal. It will receive newer themes to go along with the UI that was introduced last year, which will allow you to choose custom pictures to fill your inbox with. 

You can choose from a “Dark” and “Light” theme that Gmail provides or you can upload your own to fill your background image. If you have a particularly good picture uploaded to your Google+ account, you can use it here, making the connection between the two programs even deeper. It seems like a small update, but for people who look at their inbox all day long, this will be a welcome addition to Gmail. The update doesn’t seem to be live yet, but it should be here in the next few days. 


Via: Gmail

  • This is already working in Gmail. I just tried it.

  • soremekun

    What gmail ir chrome needs is a way to add an IMAP account.

  • Apostrafee

    Slightly confused, is this for the mobile version?

    • Nope, only for the desktop site.

      • Apostrafee

        In that case this has been available for quite some time

  • PyroHoltz

    Dear Google,

    Improve Android Gmail please.


    • RedPandaAlex

      What’s wrong with Android Gmail now?

    • me

      I’d like pinch zoom like in the Email app.

    • Jowaldo

      Better photo attachment viewing for one

  • normmcgarry

    This is so dumb.

  • BloodiedWraith

    Update is live for me. I think it’s rolling out in phases.

    • Mike

      Me too also.

    • admmck

      Me three!

  • Sebastian Encina

    When will I be able to download attachments from GMail straight to my Drive?

    • Agreed, Drive needs to be completely integrated into all of Google’s services. I was disappointed to see that Google+ photos are still completely separate from Drive.

    • MKader17

      I have a plug in on Google Chrome on my Desktop that works well for that.