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Google Background Image: New Wallpaper Feature Lets You Customize Google.com (PICTURES)

First Posted: 06/04/10 04:10 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:40 PM ET

Google Background Image Wallpaper

Now you can customize Google.com!

Google has introduced a new feature that allows you to put a background image of your choice on Google.com in place of Google's plain, white background.

Google wrote in a blog post:

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.

Information Week reports that, according to an email from Google, customizing Google.com with a background image will not slow the search engine's load time.

Here's how to add your own picture:

Click "Add a background image and make Google your own" (under the search box).


Log in to Google and select a background image (from a public Picasa gallery, your Picasa album, your computer, or 'Editor's Picks')

You're done! To remove, click "Remove background image," located on the bottom right-hand side of Google.com

The "wallpaper Google" feature will let users make Google.com look more like how they'd like it to appear--but it will also make Google look more like Bing, Microsoft's rival search engine, which features a new background image every day.

Will you change your background? What do you think of the new feature? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Filed by Bianca Bosker  |