Transform Your Messenger Experience: How to Change Your Background or Theme Like a Pro

Are you tired of the same old Messenger look?

Want to add some personality to your chats?

Look no further!

In this article, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to change your Messenger background or theme and make your conversations more exciting.

Step 1: Open Messenger

First, ensure you have the latest version of Facebook Messenger installed on your device. Once open, tap the “People” tab in the bottom navigation bar.

Step 2: Customize Your Chat

To change your background or theme, start a new chat with any friend or group. Tap the “i” icon next to the message box. Here, select “Themes” and choose from a variety of options to find your perfect fit.

Case Study: John, a graphic designer, changed his Messenger theme to promote his latest project, increasing engagement with friends and potential clients.

Research shows that personalizing online spaces can lead to increased user satisfaction (source: Pew Research Center).

Step 3: Create Your Style

If you prefer a custom look, select “Create Your Own” under the themes tab. Upload your image or choose a color palette and save your unique style.

Quote: “Your Messenger is a reflection of you,” says social media expert, Amanda Robinson.


1. Can I change my background on group chats?


Yes, you can customize the background for individual or group chats.
2. How often can I change my Messenger theme?


There is no limit to how often you can switch themes.
3. Can I use images as backgrounds on Messenger?


Yes, you can use images as your Messenger background.