Finally! That’s how one of our readers reacted upon learning that Google at long last has released enhanced customizable themes for Gmail. Here’s a video showing how it works … and more from Google on the whys and wherefores of the change, part of a slew of announcements to be unleashed at Google I/O 2012. We’d love to hear your thoughts and run guest columns on announcements you hear at the show. Check out the video.
In a blog post, Google Software Engineer Greg Bullock wrote:
Themes have been an important part of Gmail ever since we launched them back in 2008. Not only do they let you personalize your inbox with fun backgrounds, but they’re also practical, helping you easily differentiate between multiple Gmail inboxes (e.g. work and personal).
When we unveiled Gmail’s new look back in November, we introduced a number of new, beautiful HD themes. We also heard that many of you wanted to bring an even more personal touch by setting your own background. So over the next couple of days we are rolling out a new Custom themes section with two options, Light and Dark where you can do just that …
It is about time : ) gs
Very cool! I’m a theme kind of guy. LOL