Google appears to be advancing customisation on Chrome by allowing users add a custom background to new tab pages. Whilst the attribute to customise the desktop by selecting from the list of pre-loaded wallpapers has been seen in the browser in the time of its last Chrome Canary release last month, the search giant has now reportedly started investigating an option to allow users pick an image for the background straight from their Google Photos account. A new change has surfaced on Chromium Gerrit ahead of its public entrance. Notably, it is going to require users to register in to their Google account to import a brand new tab background from Google Photos.
As spotted by people at About Chromebooks, Chromium Gerrit includes an active code shift development that shows the Google Photos alternative for custom wallpapers on new Chrome tabs. The Gerrit entry reads, Allow users to pick one of their pictures from Google Photos and set it as the NTP background picture. Currently only supports users who’re already signed in to their Google account. A flag is already available from the Dev Channel to configure the new tab page background. But, there is not yet an option to use the flag to add pictures from Google Photos. Google may permit the feature, at least for programmers, sometime in the future.
In the mean time, users on Chrome Dev v68.0.3440.25 can configure a new tab page by choosing one of the preloaded wallpapers. About Chromebook reported about the characteristic to customise wallpaper on Chrome new tab pages last month. It had been Also noticed that a Daily Refresh option from the pipeline to automatically add new wallpapers to Chrome tabs employing a Backdrop server. There’s a speed belt in the lower right corner of the tab page on the latest Chrome Dev release which you have to click to bring up the Chrome Wallpapers option. Clicking on this option shows the listing of available wallpapers. There’s also the Daily refresh toggle which may change the backgrounds automatically on your tabs on a regular basis.