How to Set Google Custom Wallpaper

This article is over 14 years old and may contain outdated information

Recommended Videos

Two days ago, Google rolled out a Bing-like custom wallpaper feature that allows users to change the background on their Google homepage, a marked shift from the all-white minimalism that’s characterized the site since it first took over the Internet. Like many other Google releases, however, they said they’d roll the feature out gradually rather than giving it to users all at once.

Well, The Next Web has figured out how to activate Google wallpaper, whosoever you are.

Just click here and you’ll be taken to a login page where you type in your Google username and password. From there, you’ll be redirected to the Google homepage, where you can pick an image from Google’s galleries or upload an image of your own. If you want the above picture of a battle of good and evil between two cats, have at it.

A caveat: This only works on and not on any international Google domain, like or If you’re overseas, you’ll have to go with instead.

(h/t The Next Web. Title image via Reddit.)

The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy