How to Change Facebook Messenger Background Theme

Introduction

The default Facebook Messenger conversation is a simple layout with very little flare. Thankfully, Facebook does make it possible to apply a theme to your conversations on Messenger, which will give them a background, change the color of the icons and chat bubbles, and change the default emoji. Alternatively, you can also just change the color of the chat bubbles and icons. In this article I’ll show you how to change your Facebook Messenger background theme using either the Facebook Messenger app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, or the Messenger.com website.

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Steps to Change Facebook Messenger Background Theme on iPhone, iPad or Android

First let’s look at how to change the Facebook Messenger background theme using the Facebook Messenger app for iPhone, iPad and Android.

  1. Launch the Facebook Messenger app, and then open the conversation you want to change the background theme for.
  2. Tap your profile picture at the top of the screen to open a menu, and then tap “Theme” in that menu. The Customize Your Chat menu is shown. You’ll see one section for Themes and another for Colors and Gradients. When you choose a new theme, a background for that theme will appear in your conversation, the color of all of the icons and chat bubbles will be changed to align with that theme, and your default emoji will also align with that theme. The theme will also be updated automatically for everyone else in that chat as well. People using Messenger.com will see all of these changes with the exception of the theme background. Alternatively, when you choose a new option from the Colors and Gradients section, only the color of your chat bubbles and icons is changed.

Steps to Change Facebook Messenger Background Theme on Messenger.com

Next let’s look at how to change the Facebook Messenger background theme using the Messenger.com website.

  1. Open a web browser, navigate to Messenger.com, and then open the conversation you want to change the background theme for.
  2. Click to expand “More Actions” in the menu on the right side of the screen if it isn’t expanded already, and then click “Change Theme” in the menu. The Pick a Color For This Conversation window is shown. Themes will be listed first, followed by colors and gradients. When you choose a new theme, the chat bubble color, icon color and default icon on your Messenger.com display will be changed to align with your theme. Additionally, anyone using the Messenger app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices will see these changes, and will also see a background for that theme. Other people in the chat will see these changes automatically. Alternatively, when you choose a new option from the Colors and Gradients section, only the color of your chat bubbles and icons is changed.

Reasons to Change Your Facebook Messenger Background Theme

1. Personalization

Enhance your Facebook Messenger experience with a personalized background theme. Choose a theme that reflects your personality and taste. Show off your style to your friends and family through your chat screen. Experiment with different themes until you find one that perfectly captures who you are. Don’t settle for the default theme. Personalize your Facebook Messenger now.

2. Boredom

Tired of the same old Facebook Messenger background? Shake things up with a new theme. Keep your chat screen fresh and exciting with a new look every now and then. There’s no limit to the number of themes you can try. Mix and match themes to create a unique look that’s all your own. Say goodbye to boredom and hello to a fun and dynamic Facebook Messenger experience.

3. Seasonal Changes

Celebrate the seasons with a festive Facebook Messenger background theme. Choose a theme that fits the current season, whether it’s autumn leaves, winter snowflakes, or spring flowers. Add some extra cheer to your chats with a seasonal touch. Keep up with the changing seasons and update your Facebook Messenger theme accordingly.

4. Celebrations

Make special events even more memorable with a celebration-themed Facebook Messenger background. Choose a birthday, holiday, or wedding-themed background to add some extra excitement to your chats. Show your friends and family how much you care about the occasion. Make every celebration even more special with a celebratory Facebook Messenger background.

5. Mood

Express your mood through your Facebook Messenger background theme. Choose a bright and cheerful theme when you’re feeling happy, or a dark and moody theme when you’re feeling down. Use your chat screen to reflect how you’re feeling. Keep your chats interesting and engaging with a background theme that fits your mood.

6. Match Device’s Wallpaper

Coordinate your Facebook Messenger background with your device’s wallpaper. Choose a theme that complements your phone’s background. Create a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing look. Make your device look like a work of art with a matching Facebook Messenger background.

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