06/04/2010 03:10 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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

Now you can customize!

Google has introduced a new feature that allows you to put a background image of your choice on 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 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

The "wallpaper Google" feature will let users make 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.