Lately, Google seems to be trying hard to be on par with its competitors. Firstly, it acquired Orkut as a first step in social media world to compete with Facebook. Some time later, it created Chrome browser to grab browser market. At the start of this year, it came out with it’s twitter-killer product, Google Buzz.
Today, Google – taking “inspiration” from Bing, Microsoft’s popular search engine – added a feature to it’s homepage which will allow users to set fancy background images for Google search. This feature has been rolled out to U.S. users and will soon be available to other countries as well.
How Do I Dress Up My Google?
1. Go to www.google.com
2. Sign in with your google user name and password
3. After successful sign in, click on the small link on the lower left hand-side of the page saying Change background image .
4. It will open up a new window. Google allows you to choose image either from your own computer, your picasa web albums, other people’s public picasa albums or Editor’s picks aka Google recommended pictures.
5. Select your favorite image. Google recommends using wider images than tall images for better background, at least 800×600 pixels in size and supports .jpeg, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, .gif, .psd (Photoshop), .png, .tga or raw format. Once you select the image, click on Select button and you’re done! Switching back to older home page is as easy as clicking on Remove background image link at the lower left-hand side of the page. Tada!
Pick your favorite image and customize your Google background as you wish. Also, you can share your Google homepage with world by taking a photo of the page and tweeting it with hashtag #myGooglepage. So, unleash your creative side, have fun and keep geeking!