Ability to add background image to individual blocks

It would be nice if we could put HTML text on a layer over an image.


I would like to add a background image to an individual block. With options for repeating/non-repeating, as well as size (contain, cover, etc), and position (top, center, bottom, etc)


"Hi everyone,


We're updating the status of this idea to more accurately reflect the status of the idea with our engineering team. At this time we do not have a time estimate of when this feature will be available. Though can't guarantee a commitment to deliver on the idea we do want to indicate some awareness that we have heard your feedback and are continuing to collect both requests along with use case examples. In fact we're interested in knowing if users want a single background image behind the entire inner area of the email? Or want to be able to add background images to individual layout blocks?"


I would LOVE to be able to do both. Though adding a background image to an individual block would be most beneficial. This AAPI Heritage 2 Template is very close! I wish I could edit this more.

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This one is also responsive, which would be great if I could edit the background image and switch the orientation of the content blocks on the background. More of this please.

Occasional Participant

I vote for both. Ability to change the background of the whole email and for individual blocks.


The fact that it is 2023 and we can't do this is ridiculous to say the least. Every other email provider I have used has this ability (see Kl***yo, MC, etc...), and it is an extremely basic HTML property. It surely isn't that difficult to add? I can add it in a manually coded HTML email in literally 10 seconds – it's ONE property.


The latest question on what hierarchical element it should be available on – it should be individual blocks. Whole email could be useful, but I'd think that's way more rare and could be partially accomplished by putting these elements into a single block.


Please, need this feature.


Much needed. This was possible with older CC editors but the feature has been removed. Let us edit the HTML or something...

Occasional Participant

This issue has been on the feedback board for more than a year and hasn't been addressed.  When will this feature be added?


Since inner background images already exist in Constant Contact templates, there should definitely be an option to change them or to create new templates with the same design element of an inner background.  This is very limiting in the design process.

Occasional Participant

I agree. I went to use the AAPI heritage template and can’t change the backgrounds for the blocks. Wasted my time. Starting over now with another template. Really disappointed.

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