How to Make a GIF Background for Your New Chrome Tab


There’s a lot of customization that you can do on Google’s Chrome Browser. The Chrome web store hosts a lot of extensions and themes that make you browsing experience better.

Some are productivity focused or for protecting your privacy while others are just for laughs.

A new handy tip I found on Twitter is to use a gif for the background o your new Chrome tab.

Here’s how to do this:

  • You go to your favourite gif sites such as Giphy or Tenor.
  • Right-click the gif and scroll to the save image as option
  • You save it as a PNG file – [rain].png
  • Open a new tab and go to the customize tab. It appears as a pen icon on the bottom right corner of the new tab.
  • The icon opens up to the option of uploading your mediaGIF Background
  • You can upload your GIF
  • The GIF is now your background so each time you open a new tab, you’ll see your gif.

People are already doing it.

Go try it.