Orkut Adds Themes, Officially!

When I logged into my Orkut Account today, I noticed a new option to change the theme of my profile and scrapbook page. This is no javascript hack or Orkut app, but only a limited number of users have access to this feature. As of now, you can choose between four different themes (more will be coming soon).

The theme which you choose will be visible to you and all your friends. Check out these screenshots:

Spring Time Orkut Theme

Beach Orkut Theme

country_side   (Click to Enlarge)

You can universally disable all profile skin, if you find them annoying. This means Orkut Blue classic theme will visible to you, no matter what theme your friend has selected. Official announcement is yet to come out, but my guess is that it will be available to everyone by the end of next week.

This post was published by on May 27, 2008

About the Author: Thilak Rao works as a Social Media Expert. He is one of the first professional bloggers from India, and he loves to write, travel and click photos. Follow him on Twitter @thilak

  • http://blogoscoped.com Philipp Lenssen

    Interesting… where in the settings can these be toggled (provided you have the feature already)?

  • http://www.gadgets4nowt.co.uk Wii

    Nice one, how did you manage to get into the “limited number of users” catagory do you think?

  • http://www.sizzledcore.com Haris

    I still haven’t got any. May be I’ll get them in a day or two. These looks cool!

  • http://technoworld.uni.cc Siddharth

    I cant see this yet :P

  • http://green-flamingo.com Nathaniel

    Wow! Sounds pretty awesome for Orkut users! A great find!

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  • http://www.techyard.net venkat

    I got that in my account too!!, thanks Thilak for posting about it. I might have missed that.

  • http://www.vinayis.in/2008/05/28/orkut-skins-cutomize-profile/ Orkut Skins – Customize your Profile Layout | Vinay is In! – Weblog/Blog of Vinay

    [...] few folks at blogosphere have blogged about this recent update, you can get one at Orkut Plus and TechBuzz !! Credits to my friend Kanna who helped with additional screenshots. My friend shared his account [...]

  • http://www.greatpriceshere.com Nicole Price

    This is very interesting. Perhaps now, Orkut will get more people on their site!

  • http://www.thewebdale.com/2008/05/indian-version-of-orkut-with-inbuilt-themes.html Indian version of orkut with inbuilt themes | The Webdale

    [...] Thilak Rao observed addition of new theme in his orkut page. Check out the screenshot here. [...]

  • http://sankaranand.com/blog/ Sankaranand Balaradjou

    Congrats Thilak…. on being one of the limited users of orkut.

    where in the settings u got that feature or is it highlighted in the homepage ?

  • http://blogote.com Rockstar Sidt

    Yeap.. i can see the effects…

    Every big network like youtube,myspace are going local!

  • http://tech-buzz.net Thilak

    Philipp Lenssen: As you can see from the screenshots, you have an option to change the theme at the top most nav bar.

  • http://blog.arpitnext.com/ ArpitNext

    HI !

    Thanks for this informative post !!

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  • abhishek

    good effort
    i appreciate

  • http://www.orkutplus.org orkutplus.org

    Here is a workaround for orkut members to enjoy and have a feel of orkut themes which orkut introduced in case their profile is not yet with this feature. They can enjoy all the 10 Themes even before orkut launches them (6 of them).

    Have Fun!

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  • http://Orkut Sreejith.S.G.

    Dear All,
    I cant still find the themes setting in my orkut profile. Can anyone help me out

  • Raina

    i am enable to see themes in my orkut profile.

    Can u help me to change my okrut theme


    Dolly Gill

  • http://orkut tennyson

    how do i avail orkut theme in my profile.

  • rahul

    hii itss to good to resist

  • jeet

    Hey this looks coooool but how 2 use it

  • surya

    “its very nice”pls make it avilable to all

  • surya

    how do i avail orkut theme in my profile.

  • http://www.gadgets4nowt.co.uk Wii

    Funnily enough, since reading this post I also saw an article on Orkut in this month’s PC Format magazine. Honestly hadn’t appreciated how long it had been going, one of the orignal social networking sites!

  • adarsh


  • punitha

    it has been enabled how to get new themes in our profile ……………….. can we download ………………..

  • http://www.deemx.com DeeMX

    I’m discovery this theme grateful to this post. Great theme. I’ll try to use it in my next blog.

  • ishan

    Hey…how to upload more themes other than what is officially provided by orkut

  • http://www.evawhite.com Eva White

    Haven’t had time to check this out yet…

  • http://www.orkut.com nithin

    nice one u r makeing it shine “orkut”

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  • http://orkut.com tony presidio

    yo quiero tema para orkut

  • http://tony tony presidio

    yo quiro tema para orkut

  • http://gmail saahil

    m not able to use …..this theme… m working on firefox even then my orkut theme s not changing ,

  • aManda

    hey hw can i upload orkut theMe???..please help Me