Change Background Image of Google Homepage

Google started a new feature on Google Search homepage where you can change the background image on the page. Google show off different logos through Google Doodle to celebrate different occasions but this new initiative will make the homepage more attractive. The default color of Google’s homepage is white, so if you are a colorful person then go ahead and select right image as a background of your Google. Yes, Google is also taking measures to make the home page as colorful as Bing (Search Engine by Microsoft) but here it gives more personalized feel that pre-set pictures on Bing.

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I said your Google, because you need to login with your Google ID to change the background image. That image will be saved for your ID and whenever you will be logged in with that Google ID, your selected image will become background of the search engine homepage. That means it doesn’t mater which computer you are using, your set background image will be there on Google homepage.

Initially this background image feature was available on Google.com only but now it is available worldwide on local domains as well.

Custom Picture as Background of Google Homepage

google homepage background

Google India users can also see the “Change background image” option to bottom-left of the Google homepage. Click on that link to get the list of “Public Images” or you can also select image from your computer to set that as background image of Google. Google’s logo changes on different public pictures. You can set your family pictures as well on Google Homepage.

How To Set Background Picture on Google Homepage

change google homepage

Once you will click on the “change background image” link, it will show you lot many pictures from public library. Either you can use them or upload your picture from local computer as well. You will find options for picking the picture from as public gallery, your Picasa web album, local computer or editor’s pick. You may choose any of these options to put your favourite picture as background of Google.

To remove the set background picture, you just need to click on “Remove background image” on bottom-let of the homepage. To do this, again you have to be logged in with the same user ID. So what are you waiting for, go ahead and select your favourite picture as the background of your favourite search engine i.e. Google.

Important: Background picture is only visible on Homepage. Search results pages will have default white background.

Update – Google turned off the Classic Plus feature which allowed users to upload their image as Google.com homepage. You can still change the background on Chrome browser using awesome extensions.

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.

13 Comments

  1. deden

    June 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    thanks for information… great post n thanks for share…

  2. tee are

    June 13, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    i’ve been following this kind of post from other blog.. it interest me…

  3. chai

    June 14, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    but now this feature had been remove, because google get some complaint about the loading page become slow. google better with their white background.

  4. anand

    June 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    its very colorful but the problem of loading page

  5. draude

    June 24, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I cannot change my background anymore… Hope they will provide options to users only if they want it or not. For me I like to have this background…

  6. Olegi4

    July 4, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I use wallpapers for Google Chrome’s new tab via http://chromizer.com/ + google search from address bar.

  7. ARPIT GUPTA

    July 9, 2010 at 11:52 am

    THANK for the image and very beauti

  8. Bob

    August 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I have to say I still prefer gazoomy… more functional.

  9. yogesh

    January 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    but now this feature had been removed as much i have seen. There has been some problem with the loading of the page..

  10. Sanjeev Mishra

    January 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Background option is still there in Google, you can see that at bottom-left corner of the search engine’s home page.

  11. toni worster

    February 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    please let me change my google backround thnks

  12. Sanjeev Mishra

    March 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    You can change the background of Google in no time. Click on the left-bottom link on homepage of search engine and you will be able to choose appropriate picture for background.

  13. Brian Kes Grødal

    October 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I looked down bottom left and i’m logged in, but still i can’t find the change background thing bottom left :-( have you guys changed it or something?

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