How to set new tab page background image on Chrome

You can now make Chrome new tabs less boring adding a custom background image, and here's how to do it.

Set Chrome new tab background image
Set Chrome new tab background image

Starting with version 69, Google Chrome introduces a new interface for Windows 10, macOS, Linux, and mobile devices that features tabs with rounded corners, minimalistic elements, new colors, and a lot more.

In addition, Chrome 69 also includes a redesigned “new tab” page that allows you to set a background image using Google’s images or a picture from your personal collection to make the experience a little less boring.

In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to customize the new tab by settings a custom image background.

How to customize new tab page background on Chrome

If you want to customize Chrome’s new tab page with a background image, use these steps:

  1. Open a new tab on Chrome.

  2. Click the settings (gear) button in the bottom-right corner of the page.

  3. Select the Chrome backgrounds option.

    Chrome new tab settings menu
    Chrome new tab settings menu
    Quick Tip: If you want to use one of your pictures, then click the Upload an image option.
  4. Select one of the categories.

  5. Choose the image you want.

  6. Click the Done button.

    Select Chrome new tab background
    Select Chrome new tab background

After completing the steps, you can remove the background, using the same instructions, but on step No. 3, select the Restore default background option.

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