How To Add A GIF Background To Google Chrome

There’s a lot of customization that you can do on Google’s Chrome browser. Adding a GIF in the background of Chrome can give you a new life for your search.

In this article, we will show you a little trick on how to customize your Google Chrome homepage with any GIF.

What Does GIF Stand For?

GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format, a type of image file that can be either still or animated.

Most GIFs aren’t longer than 5 seconds and become hugely popular with the rise of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Although this is a 1980s acronym from graphic interchange format, there is still a big debate on how do you pronounce the word GIF.

So, should the word be pronounced jif or gif (hard G)?

Most people pronounce it with a hard G for years. It’s the most natural, logical way to pronounce it.

However, the inventor of the GIF format, Steve Wilhite of CompuServe, when deciding on the pronunciation, said he chooses to pronounce it with soft G (jif), to echo the American peanut butter brand Jif.

How To Add A GIF Background To Google Chrome


To customize your own Google Chrome page, here’s what to do:

STEP 1: Find any GIF you want to use. Right-click on it and save it as a PNG image on your computer.

STEP 2: Open a new Google Chrome tab page, and click on the Customize option in the bottom right-hand corner.

STEP 3: The icon opens up to the option of uploading your media. Click Upload from the device and find the GIF that you’ve saved as a PNG file.

That’s all. Now, your Google Chrome page should play the GIF.


If you need any help regarding the Google Chrome browser, we have plenty of interesting YouTube tutorials right here


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