As previously reported, background images on the Google homepage are about to be a thing of the past. People who used the feature are not thrilled.
Back in September, Google said that users would no longer be able to upload pictures starting on October 16, and that the feature would be completely shut down in November. More recently, people using the feature started seeing the following message on their homepages:
Background images are going away on November 16, 2012
Thank you for using background images. As we build a more streamlined Google Search page for everyone, we’ll no longer be able to support customization with background images. So you will no longer be able to see your background pictures starting November 16, 2012.
Click Remove to stop using a background image now. Your current background image and Picasa web albums will still be available to you.
Well, the day has come, and despite a significant amount of backlash from users, the feature should be a memory going forward. Welcome to the Google homepage the rest of us are using.
lead image via eltictac (reddit)