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How to personalize your Google Chrome homepage with any GIF

I spend a lot of time personalizing every aspect of my laptop: pasting stickers at the top, separating all my icons in folders on my desktop and, thanks to a little trick I learned on TikTok, using my favorite GIFs as wallpaper on Google Chrome.

It’s a super simple process that makes using Google Chrome a bit more personal. All it takes is a few seconds and you have a bleak white non-background like this:

to this very good GIF from Marceline playing a song in Adventure Time.

To customize your own Google Chrome page, do the following:

  • Find any GIF you want to use. Right-click to open the drop-down menu.
  • After selecting the “Save As” option, make sure to add “.PNG” after the name
  • Change it under ‘Format’ from GIF to ‘All files’. It should look something like the image below.

When you right-click on an image to save, this is the box that appears. Note the naming scheme in the Save As field and the “All Files” option in the format drop-down list.

  • Then open a new Google Chrome tab page and click on the ‘Customize’ option in the bottom right corner. The icon looks like a small pen or wand.
  • You will be greeted with this screen. Click on ‘Upload from device’ and find the GIF you saved as PNG.

This is the customization page that opens when you right-click the icon in the bottom right corner of a new tab page.

  • And now your Google Chrome page should be playing the GIF!

The final product!