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How to Change Background Wallpaper on Chromebook

If you want to personalize your Chromebook, then one of the easy and effective ways is to change the background wallpaper of your Chromebook. It only takes a few clicks to change it.

You can use any image or photo you have as the wallpaper on your Chromebook. Or you can pick from one of the built-in backgrounds. Follow the guide till the end to know more about it.

How to Change Background Wallpaper on Chromebook

Here we will discuss two ways to change the background wallpaper on Chromebook. Let’s discuss them one by one.

1. Using a Pre-installed Wallpaper App

With a few clicks, you can manage and change the background wallpaper on your Chromebook using a built-in app.

Here are the steps to change the wallpaper on your Chromebook using a pre-installed wallpaper app:

Step 1: On your desktop, right-click on the empty area. A menu will appear; select the “Set Wallpaper & Style” option from the menu.

Highlighting Set Walllpaper &  Style from the Context Menu

Step 2: This will open the wallpaper app. Here, click on the arrow next to the “Wallpaper” section.

Note:- You can also turn on the screen saver on your Chromebook. You can check our complete guide on; how to set up a screen saver on Chromebook.

Wallpaper Selection Window

Step 3: In the next window, you will find a ton of high-quality desktop backgrounds for free. These are categorised – into a specific group, e.g., Cityscapes, Illustrations, Abstract, etc. Here, click a category to browse images grouped in it. Click on an image you like to set as your background wallpaper.

Wallpaper App on Chromebook

Step 4: If you want to change the background daily, you can change the image from the same category by clicking the “Change Daily” button.

Daily Wallpaper Change Option

2. How to Set Custom Chromebook Wallpaper

If you want to set a custom image as your Chromebook wallpaper instead, make sure the image you wish to use as your wallpaper on your Chromebook; is saved on the device as the first step.

If not, find a great wallpaper online and download it to your Chromebook. Once that’s sorted out, you can follow these steps to change the wallpaper.

Step 1: Click on the “App Launcher” icon to open the app drawer. Here look for the “Files” app and open it.

Accessing Files From the App Drawer

Step 2: Visit the location where you have your images.

Step 3: Once you find the image, right-click on the image and select “Set as Wallpaper” from the context menu to set the image as the background.

Change Background Wallpaper on Chromebook


That’s it; this is how you can change the background wallpaper on your Chromebook. You can also check out our Chromebook troubleshooting guide if you are new to Chromebook and Chrome OS.

I hope this Chromebook guide was helpful to you. If you liked the article, share it with your friends. If you have some suggestions or doubts, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments section. We are always there to assist you.

Ajoy Kumar
Ajoy Kumarhttps://thechromeguide.com
I love using Chromebook. So, I created TheChromeGuide.com to share my knowledge of ChromeOS, Chrome and Chromecast.
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