Gmail/G+ allows you to change the cover photo along with the profile photo. I already changed both. The profile photo will also be used in the Gmail app on most (every?) Android. But what about the cover photo? I don't want the Google default cover photo on my Gmail app.

cover photo wasn't not reflected

I'm on a Samsung using Android 5.0. Gmail app is currently on 5.6.103338659.release.

Is there a way to change this?

  • The background image of the Gmail android app comes from the Google+ profile background. By the other hand this question belongs is off-topic here. See help center for further details. – Rubén R Oct 4 '15 at 13:04
  • My G+ background is another image. It's not working as you suggest. – MERose Oct 4 '15 at 21:23
  • Check the sync settings. – Rubén R Oct 5 '15 at 0:24
  • Sync is on, naturally. How else could my profile pic change? – MERose Oct 5 '15 at 8:00

Today, as a matter of fact, the image suddenly appeared. I did not do anything special that I hadn't tried before: Switching on and off the phone, reconnecting gmail, disabling and enabling the respective settings.

So it's obviously just a matter of time until all the picture changes take effect in the app.

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