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Gmail’s New Emoji and Themes Put the Fun Back into Email

Updated 4 years ago
Gmail Features Emoji Themes

Google released new Gmail features on Tuesday that should make your email experience feel more personal and fun, the company says.

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Gmail now supports “hundreds more themes” and emoji, which should be enough to help you further pimp up your inbox and your outgoing messages.

The extra themes are high-resolution pictures that have been taken by “some fellow Googlers,” though users can directly upload their pics as well. Google also lets you further customize the selected photo with the help of various tools, including blur, vignette, and text background.

As for emoji, Google is apparently aware that sometimes you just can’t find the right words to express how you’re feeling. That’s when emoji can come to the rescue, and Gmail users will be able to include them quickly in all their emails henceforward.

These updates are rolling out over the next few days, so you should see the new themes and emoji pop up in your Gmail soon. Meanwhile, here are some images that highlight Google’s minor, but fun, new Gmail tricks.


Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.