GMail adds customizable backgrounds to web client

One of the best things about using GMail on the web is how customizable it is. Aside from technical options galore, you’ve been able to change the colors of different elements, or apply predesigned themes found in the settings, for quite some time now. Starting today, Google is adding yet another personalization option to GMail: custom backgrounds.

To set your own personal background in GMail, simply head to mail settings, then themes, and select create your own theme. Once there, you can click the menu option for changing the general colors, and towards the bottom you’ll find the option to upload your own photo, or use one from your dropbox.

If you should decide to customize your GMail account’s background image, take a screen shot and show us in the comments below.

Via Google