Say goodbye to the minimalist look of Google’s clean, white browser page and hello to a new photo look created by none other than you. Internet users will soon be able to drag and drop their own collection straight from their desktop or programs like Picasa right into the Google browser page to create a personalized page.
Social networks like Myspace already have customizing features that users are accustomed to, and so this is a natural move for Google to stay current with the latest Web 2.0 trends. Currently Microsoft’s Bing does not have a drag and drop feature, but does contain some great images on its newly re-made site.
The new feature will be available to Internet surfers within the next couple of days. A link on the bottom left hand corner of the Google browser page will soon be available and make the search engine more fun and interactive.
There are several Picasa sample images found on the Google blog page, googleblog. The pictures fill up the entire screen and create a whole new dimension to the once blank screen. And if you still enjoy the minimalist view you can choose to not have any photos plugged into your Google browser page.
Already Google is the top search engine over Yahoo and Bing. Now that users can customize their page this will surely help keep it in top place.