This is a horrible update!!! It used to be so easy to change the text message bubble color and background. The themes are awful and not a all user friendly. So disappointed!!!! Please change this back.
Go to your control panel and pick Themes and wallpapers. You get an option to change your wallpaper, themes and icons. Go to themes and pick a theme. That will change your bubbles. Now, if it's not the wallpaper you want to keep, you can go back and change your wallpaper.
This solution still does not work to add your own picture it only allows for you too change these there's and wallpaper but not customize the messages background
WE DO NOT WANT A THEME WE WANT OUR PICTURES! HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO SAY IT!? it's crazy that Samsung is the only phone on the planet that you can't customize to your satisfaction I will never buy another one unless things get better. should have known better I'm just stuck with a regular Android.they're trying to be like apple there's a reason that we don't have iPhones we don't like them quit trying to be like Apple!!!
When you go to your control panel and pick Themes and wallpapers, you get an option to pick wallpapers, themes and icons. Go to themes, choose a theme and download that. That will change your bubbles, etc. Now, if it's not the wallpaper you want, you can go back and just change your wallpaper to whatever you want.
Reply: "Control Panel"? Please use correct description verbage - I think you mean "Settings"? Anyway - point being - changing the theme changes the phone theme - it doesn't allow you to just customize the Messeges "theme"