How to Change the Yahoo Mail Interface Color

Customize the interface for Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo Mail app

Yahoo mail on a tablet

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Although Yahoo Mail offers limited customization options, it is possible to change the theme and color of the interface. You can also alter the appearance of Yahoo Mail by adjusting how messages are displayed.

Instructions in this article apply to the standard web version of Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo Mail mobile app for iOS and Android.

How to Change the Yahoo Mail Interface Color

Changing the color of the left navigation bar and other interface elements is a straightforward process.

  1. Select the gear in the upper-right corner of Yahoo Mail.

    Settings icon in Yahoo Mail
  2. Select a Theme from the drop-down menu to automatically change the interface appearance.

    Theme section in Yahoo Mail
  3. Select Light, Medium, or Dark.

    Light/Medium/Dark options in Yahoo Mail
  4. Scroll down the drop-down menu to adjust the Message Layout and Inbox Spacing.

    Message Layout and Inbox Spacing options
  5. Click outside of the drop-down menu to resume using Yahoo Mail.

How to Change the Yahoo Mail App Interface Color

The Yahoo Mail app offers fewer options, but it's still possible to change the interface colors.

  1. Tap the Menu icon in the upper-left corner of the Yahoo Mail app.

    Menu icon in mobile Yahoo Mail app
  2. Tap Settings.

    Settings button in Yahoo Mail mobile app
  3. Scroll down and tap Themes.

    Themes button in Yahoo Mail mobile settings
  4. Tap the squares at the bottom of the screen to change the interface colors.

  5. Tap Set theme in the upper-left corner to confirm.

    Theme colors and Set theme button in Yahoo Mail mobile app