Google announced today a couple of additions to its web-based Gmail service aimed at making the product more fun to use, as well as more personal: it has now expanded its theme catalog, which allows you to customize the look-and-feel of Gmail, by adding hundreds of new themes to the service, and it has rolled out new emoji.
Themes have been a part of the Gmail experience since 2008, Google points out in a blog post announcing the changes. But they’re buried in the settings and Google hasn’t done much in the way of keeping the collection current with new and updated content over the years. That’s why the expansion of the themes section today is notable.
Where before, the catalog only featured a couple dozen themes – including those that were solid colors only – the new catalog will increase Gmail’s selection by hundreds, including more high-res options. Some of…
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