Image via WikipediaGoogle is introducing a new feature that brings the personalization of Google a notch higher. Now, Google lets you add your favorite photo or image as the background of the Google homepage, replacing the plain white default of Google. Photos can be chosen from your computer, your own Picasa Web Album or a public gallery hosted by Picasa which includes a selection of beautiful photos.
According to Information Week, based on an e-mail from Google, customizing Google.com with a background image will not slow the search engine's load time.
For those who want to enjoy the clean, simple look of Google as well as the personalized view, Google made it easy to switch between the customized search page and classic Google.
Customization is done by clicking the a link in the lower left-hand corner of Google.com that says "Add background image".
Google is rolling out the new feature to users in the U.S. over the next few days. Non US users too will be able to enjoy this feature very soon. If the link is not yet visible on your Google search page, check it out again in the coming days.