Friday, June 4, 2010

New Google customization: Use your own picture as background to Google homepage!

Lately Google has been busy providing more customization options to its search for users to enjoy. The latest addition is no other than replace the classic white background of Google search with a picture of your own choice! 
Google's example page using photograph of Sandy Volz
As this feature is currently new, it will be only available to U.S. over the next few days. International users will have to wait a little longer.

One thought that came to me is what will happen on the occasion Google will use Doodle, a mimicry of its logo to commemorate the event of the present day. If you'll notice the Google logo becomes plain white when using your own background to perhaps blend properly with the image. If on color, chances are the logo won't blend too well with customized backgrounds.

UPDATE: There may be an option to change the layout fully and according to your taste as there are examples such as a very minimal Google homepage in this post.

Check out the official Google blog post and other people's customization posted on Twitter.