Google turned off the Classic Plus service last year which was a way to change the background image of the search homepage by uploading one from your disk. So officially there is no option to add custom image as the background of Google homepage. I know so many people on web who does open Bing regularly ¬†to just browse its background images and the information associated with the same whereas Google’s doodles are very popular. If you are using Google Chrome browser, you can set the Bing’s homepage image automatically as the homepage¬†background everyday using this extension, but what about having an image from your disk as the background?


Custom Google Background is a Chrome extension to change and customize the homepage. It allows you to upload an image Or paste an image URL from the web Or search image with title and set as background image of the Google Homepage. Apart from the background image, this extension allows you to do the following customizations,


  • Hide Search Button
  • Hide Footer
  • Hide Languages
  • Hide Doodle Icon
  • Hide Google Logo
  • Hide Lucky Button
  • Hide Promotion
  • Hide Google+
  • Enable Stealth Mode

So finally you will have a page with just a search box and very few links at the top. Background Image for Google Home is another extension for Chrome to change the background image of the search homepage.


Do you really care about changing the background image of Google? Google may have shut down the Classic Plus service to make the search engine page’s look same everywhere, but you may choose to change it and make more personal engine for search (in terms of looks).

By Sanjeev Mishra

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.

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