Set Bing's daily image as your wallpaper with Microsoft's new official app

Bing Wallpaper
Bing Wallpaper (Image credit: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft launched the official Bing Wallpaper app this week for Windows.
  • The app cycles your desktop wallpaper to the daily Bing photo each day.
  • This works similar to Microsoft Launcher on Android, which can change your wallpaper to the Bing image each day.

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."

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. Microsoft makes this optional though so make sure to uncheck the boxes during installation.

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.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl