How to Change Chat Theme in Facebook Messenger


Make your Messenger conversations more fun and engaging with chat themes.

Chat themes add soul to our conversations. Like few other instant messaging apps, you can also change the chat theme on Facebook Messenger to make your conversations more interesting.

Along with chat themes, you can also choose different colors and gradients to give your messages a new look without changing the whole background.

Here we will teach you how to use and manage these customizations in Facebook Messenger.

How to Change the Chat Theme in the Messenger App

To change the chat theme in Facebook Messenger, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Open the Messenger app on your device.
  2. Navigate to the conversation whose topic you want to change.
  3. Open chat settings by tapping the contact’s name at the top.
  4. Click on Theme below Personalization.
  5. Choose a theme from the list.
  6. Press on To select to apply the theme to the conversation after previewing it.

If you don’t like the look or feel of the available themes, scroll down in the theme selection menu and choose your desired color or gradient. And, to return to the classic theme, select the blue color of Colors and Gradients.

Limitations on Changing Chat Themes in Facebook Messenger

While some apps like Telegram allow you to use and customize animated backgrounds, you cannot customize the themes available in Facebook Messenger. Accordingly, you will need to use them as is.

Also, the number of themes available in the Facebook Messenger app is quite limited and you cannot add new ones. As a result, you’ll have to stick with the handful of themes Messenger offers you.

Make your Messenger conversations more engaging

By now you should be familiar with changing the chat theme in the Messenger app. Play around with different themes and pick the one you like the most.


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