How to set custom tab background image on Microsoft Edge

You can now use your own image as background for new tabs on Microsoft Edge, and here's how to configure the setting.

Microsoft Edge new tab custom background image
Microsoft Edge new tab custom background image

On Microsoft Edge, you can now set a custom image background for new tabs (via WinObs), if you prefer to use your own pictures and you don’t like the image of day provided by Bing.

The option is currently available in the Canary channel of Microsoft Edge, but it’s expected to rollout to everyone in future releases.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to customize the background of a new tab of Microsoft Edge using your own image.

How to set custom tab background image on Edge

To use your own image as new tab background, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the New tab (+) button.

  3. Click the Page settings (gear) button on the new tab page.

  4. Click the Custom menu.

  5. Under the “Background” section, select the Your own image option.

    Set custom image on new tab of Edge
    Set custom image on new tab of Edge
  6. Click the Upload button.

  7. Select the image you want to use as background.

  8. Click the Open button.

Once you complete the steps, the image you uploaded should appear in the background of every new tab you open.

The image used as an example is the default wallpaper for Surface Book 3, and you can download it from this page.

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