How to Add Background Image to Your Google Home Page?

Niijima Floats, Dale Chihuly

It seems that Google is feeling vey envy to Bing, specially its "auto-changing home page background image feature ".Similar to Bing Google has also launched “change background image” feature world wide which will allow users to add background image in there Google home page. This feature was present in Bing from first launch and it shows background images on the basis of news and event happening all over the world, these background image changes periodically. Google’s new feature will replace its normally white background with famous images by renowned photographers for the next 24 hours.

You can choose image from Picasa Web Photos, your computer or an image from Google public gallery. This feature is different from iGoogle, which allows you to further customize your Google homepage with personalized gadgets.

An official Google blog post said: ‘Today, we’re introducing a new feature that brings a whole new level of personalization to Google by letting you add a favorite photo or image to the background of the Google homepage. You can choose a photo from your computer, your own Picasa Web Album or a public gallery hosted by Picasa which includes a selection of beautiful photos.’

The search engine is collaborating with well-known artists and photographers including Dale Chihuly, Jeff Koons, Tom Otterness, and Polly Apfelbaum as well a selection of nature images from National Geographic. The new feature comes the day after Google launched its latest search indexing system, Caffeine. Caffeine is designed to make web searches fresher with content that is updated more regularly than under the current system.

Steps to add background image to Google home page:-

Are you ready to change your Google home page's default background image? Then follow steps tested by techyogi :-

1. Go to Google homepage and Sign in using your Google account.

2. Click Change background image in the bottom left corner of the Google homepage. Choose where to select your background image. You can choose background image from multiple sources; choose where to select your background image:

  • From Your Computer: Select an image saved on your computer.
  • My Picasa Web photos: Select an image from your Picasa Web Albums.
  • Public gallery: Select from public photos featured in Picasa Web Albums.
  • Editor's picks: Select from a set of Google recommended images.

select image as background for google home page

3.Once you've chosen your image, click Select at the bottom of the window. It may take a moment before your new Google homepage background appears.

Done !!! Now you can enjoy your favorite image or personal picture as your Google home page background.

You have to innovate and move forwards in business and Google did the same but does this change in Google’s attempt to copy Bing’s background image feature? Does this change was really needed as customization faculty is already available in iGoogle? What are your answers for these questions ?

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