One of the biggest requests among a certain subset of Microsoft fans for a while has been to allow people to automatically set their desktop wallpaper to the daily image that appears on the Bing homepage. Now, Microsoft has delivered with an official app called, simply, Bing Wallpaper.
The app is a simple program you can download from Microsoft and install on any PC. Once installed, Bing Wallpaper lives in your system tray and will cycle your wallpaper to the daily Bing image automatically.
“Bing Wallpaper includes a collection of beautiful images from around the world that have been featured on the Bing homepage,” Microsoft says. Not only will you see a new image on your desktop each day, but you can also browse images and learn where they’re from.”
We just shipped an officially supported way to set the Bing homepage image as your desktop wallpaper on Windows – happy Friday! – https://t.co/lsR3fB473k
— Michael Schechter (@mikeschechter) April 17, 2020
The only slight catch with the app is that it asks you to set your homepage and default search provider to Bing in your browsers upon install. If you want to have the daily Bing homepage image on your desktop, but don’t want to actually use Bing, that could be an issue.
Still, it’s good to see Microsoft supporting this in an official capacity. It’s a similar approach we’ve seen Microsoft take with Microsoft Launcher on Android, which features a setting that lets you cycle your phone’s wallpaper to the Bing daily image as well.
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