Add a Background Image to Your Google Homepage

This feature was introduced by Google long back. But I didn’t post about how to change the background, so here is it.

Make your Google homepage feel more like, well, home! Choose your own image or photo to appear as the background to your Google homepage. You can choose an image from your Picasa Web photos, your computer or a Google public gallery. This will help you personalize the so-simple Google to your tastes.

This feature is distinct from iGoogle, which allows you to further customize your Google homepage with personalized gadgets. This will help Google get a more lively look like that of Bing.

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How to add a background image

  1. Sign in to your Google Account.
  2. Click Change background image in the bottom left corner of the Google homepage.
  3. Choose where to select your background image:
    • From my 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.
  4. 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.

You can remove your background image at any time by clicking Remove background image in the bottom left corner of the homepage.

Hope this helped you. If you’ve got any doubts, let us know through the comments and we’ll be glad to help you out.