Bing Background Images As Chromebook Wallpaper

Best thing about Microsoft’s Bing.com search engine is its daily refreshing background images. How about setting these amazing images as your desktop wallpaper?

If you have a Chromebook (or any other ChromeOS device), you have an easier solution for that. We have created a simple Chrome app which automatically sets latest Bing background image as the desktop wallpaper on your Chrome OS device. Install this app from the Chrome Web Store.

chromebook wallpaper

How to use?

Once you complete the installation, you would notice its icon on the app launcher of ChromeOS. The app would start working in background and check for new background image on Bing periodically. Whenever a new background image is detected, the app would set it as the desktop wallpaper – and show you a notification about the change. The notification prompt would also show you the description of the image as provided by the Bing.com.

chrome-app-notification

You can open the app and manually refresh the wallpaper whenever you want.

Want more?

We have created two more similar apps: Flickr Wallpapers for Chromebooks and HD Wallpapers for Chromebooks. Please try these too. You should also install this small extension for Chromebooks, which allows you to set any online image as your Chromebook desktop wallpaper.

Related: How To Change Wallpaper on Chromebook?

Windows or macOS?

Our above app is only for the Chrome OS devices like Chromebooks, therefore, it would not work with Chrome on Windows, Linux or Mac. Alternatively, you can try our Bing Wallpapers Notifier extension for these operating systems.

Moreover, if you are on Windows, you can install the Bing Desktop application by Microsoft. IMHO, this app doesn’t offer any meaningful purpose, but it can automatically set Bing’s background images as your Windows desktop wallpaper.

Posted by Arpit

Arpit is a web enthusiast watching browsers for long. He maintains several browser-based tools including many popular extensions. Follow Arpit on Twitter, or email him at editor@browsernative.com.

20 Responses

  1. Ramson says:

    BEST CHROMEBOOK APP. Works well! 5/5

    only problem: it works only on the dev channel of Chromebook.

  2. Harris Paul says:

    why not available for the stable version of chromebook?

  3. Arpit Kumar says:

    @Ramson and @Harris: The required API is not supported in the stable build of ChromeOS yet. Hope Google Chrome team will fix it soon.

  4. Kristen Meyer says:

    Arpit, I’ve bought this app and it works great on my chromebook. Could you please add support for Mac? Please!!

  5. Arpit Kumar says:

    @Kristen thanks for your kind support.

    Unfortunately, it works only with the ChromeOS devices, and adding support for Windows and Mac is not possible.

  6. Augusta says:

    works great, thanks Arpit.

    hope to see it in stable version of chromebook soon.

  7. Dave says:

    I noticed that Bing Wallpaper for Chromebook does not always match the bing background of the day. I’m in US but it was showing the Canadian image.

  8. Kristen says:

    Good app

  9. landen says:

    add a star wars wallpapers

  10. Matt says:

    Love the app, but doesn’t refresh, I have to manually do it.

  11. sharon says:

    really good love it

  12. elizabeth says:

    this is a cool app…:) :):):):):):):):):):):);)

  13. Ryan Paul Z says:

    Thanks for this Chromebook app. Really like it.

    Just wish if you could support Windows and Android too. ~ Ryan

  14. lindsey says:

    i love app i knew i would the day i installed it

  15. jlm cerda says:

    is it possible to isolate my computer to show yoga various poses in a bing format.

  16. Ramya says:

    It is great

  17. Hanselman says:

    works fine on my Chromebit. Pleasant to see new wallpapers everyday. Thank you.

  18. levi says:

    I noticed that Bing Wallpaper for Chromebook does not always match the bing background of the day

  19. Richard Jones says:

    I love your extension, and I’ve been using it for a bit over a year now. Thank you for developing such a clever extension! I do have one question … If I open the .jpg version of the Bing photo for the day (when I click on the notification tab for instance) it seems your app is adding two copies of the photo of the day to my Drive – one file and one thumbnail. Any reason this is happening? (It seems only to have been happening in the last few weeks.)

  20. alyssa says:

    I love this app.

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