Customize Google search page with personal pictures

One key difference between the homepages of Google and Bing are the attractive images Bing search has as a background. This has not real bearing on a search engines functionality but a good looking background can catch attention.

So now Google has decided that they also would allow interesting images to be saved as background for their homepage. They have taken it a step further and will allow a user who is signed in to select personalized background images.

Here is an examples of such interesting backgrounds on Google.

  • This customized background image feature is being made available to US users over the next couple of days. International users like me will have to wait a bit longer for it.
  • Users who prefer the plain Google layout can simply with a simple click opt for the white plain background with the search bar.
  • People can upload there personal images as background by using their Picassa albums.

I am sure once this is out it will also create a few ripples in the online community which is still a little undecided on Google new layout with icons.

What do you think? Will Google resemble Bing too much or you feel this feature is long overdue? Let me know through your comments.

Link: Google Blog

6 replies on “Customize Google search page with personal pictures”

  1. I think these days Google is Copying things from others they had copied buzz from twitter nd facebook and now this thng from bing..Since people agree if they just copy things so they are adding some new features to those copied thngs and satisfying peopl.

    1. I agree somethings are being copied vis a vis Buzz but most of it is functionality and frankly we cannot blame Google. After all Google search was not the first search engine but the way they made it work was the difference.

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