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Gmail Announces Inbox Personalisation

Google has introduced a new customised background feature in its Gmail service, enabling users to upload their own pictures, or themes according to their tastes.

Google revealed on its official blog (opens in new tab) on Thursday that the feature was introduced with the view of bringing a change in the overall look of the mailing platform, at the same time making it more personal.

The new feature will enable users to upload pictures both from the hard drives, as well as from their Picasa account, the company said.

“Themes in Gmail are great—there are tons to choose from and they give your inbox a personalized look," Google wrote in a blog post.

"But we've heard from many of you who thought it would be even better if you could give Gmail an even more personalized look and create themes completely on your own."

Users can access this feature by clicking at the “Option” button on the upper-right corner of the inbox window, then “Mail Settings”, and finally the “Create your own theme”.

Google had introduced two new features - “Don’t forget Bob” and “Got the wrong Bob?” in order to prevent addressing-errors just last week.

Earlier last week, the California based tech giant had also revealed that it was working on making the ads that show up in the Gmail inbox more relevant, and that the feature will be launched pretty soon.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.