We’ve just found out a few lucky Gmail users have noticed a themes tab arrive on their settings!
If this is the case, it’s an incredible step away from the plain ol’ Gmail we’ve all got used to…!
Part of me loves the fact that Google releases these features gradually, makes them optional and often by surprise. Another part of me, however, says “give me them now!!” :)
Apparently the url to access them is http://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/themes – if anyone managed to get access to them, please let us know in the comments.
The official Gmail blog have put a post announcing the news with screenshots of various themes which you can see below. I quote:
Gmail fans have been building unofficial extensions to spice up their inboxes for a while, but up til now themes haven’t been an integral part of Gmail. We wanted to go beyond simple color customization, so out of the 30 odd themes we’re launching today, there’s a shiny theme with chrome styling, another one that turns your inbox into a retro notepad, nature themes that change scenery over time, weather driven themes that can rain on your mailbox, and fun characters to keep you in good company.