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It’s not a huge update or even headline catching news in the grand scheme of things. But if you are among those who love the beautiful wallpapers Bing puts up as its background on the homepage, you would appreciate this one. The Bing homepage is one of the distinctive features of the search engine from Microsoft, and something that glaringly separates it from the staid minimal interface of its chief rival. According to the Bing blog, the ability to download the backgrounds has been an oft requested feature. Bing has answered with a nod.

Bing now gives you an easy way to download the image with a click on a download icon that’s placed on the right hand side of the screen. Bing asks you to click on the download button, connect to Facebook, and then proceed to download the image to your computer. You can also view the image in full-screen mode by clicking on the icon with the intersecting arrows.


Remember, the download option is localized for the U.S. You won’t be able to see the download icon elsewhere. But that can be easily circumvented by going into the Settings and changing the location to United States. Also, do pay heed to any copyright the image comes with. You can click on the icon with the ‘i’ to find more about the image.

Source: Bing

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  1. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    November 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    And why should I have FB account to download these wallpapers?

    • Saikat Basu
      November 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      For the simple reason, Microsoft wants to build a community around Bing. Also, it is easier to track with Facebook Connect.

      • Lisa Santika Onggrid
        November 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm

        I'd rather have them host it in SkyDrive. At least then there's no need to sign up just to snatch a few wallpapers every now and then, but your point is valid. Bing is trying to sell this point and it's natural that they want to know how attractive it is to users.

  2. Nikhil Chandak
    November 10, 2012 at 11:32 am

    thanks for the updates !

  3. Chaos Emperor
    November 10, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Too bad its only for us

    • Saikat Basu
      November 10, 2012 at 7:07 am

      As I have mentioned, you can change the Region settings to U.S. and download it just the same.

      • Chaos Emperor
        November 10, 2012 at 7:28 am

        Really?Thats great!When i scroll down and you said us i automatically think i cant use it and give up reading

      • eltioska
        November 10, 2012 at 10:07 am

        Even though you can change locale to US and get the additional download function, it's still a b*tch that all these things come forth US-only at first. Do these ppl think the US is the only part of the world that matters, I wonder? Pisses me off.

        • eltioska
          November 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

          P.S. You can still download the image, of course. In Firefox/Chrome, just press Ctrl-U (which lands you in the "view source" page), search for "jpg" and voila! Copy the link and paste it after - you've got the image :)

        • Saikat Basu
          November 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm

          Thanks for the tip.

        • jack
          November 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm

          That worked for me, but the image I got from the source was significantly lower res than the legit way.

        • Boni Oloff
          November 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm

          I also cannot download from my country.
          I try your way, but looks like a little complicated, so i give up. I can find many great wallpaper in an easy way... :D

        • AriesWarlock
          November 17, 2012 at 1:54 am

          " Do these ppl think the US is the only part of the world that matters, I wonder? Pisses me off."

          Don't get pissed at MS, get pissed at your country's policies that hinder companies.

  4. Terafall
    November 10, 2012 at 5:06 am

    I usually find wallpapaer at Wallbase

    • Saikat Basu
      November 10, 2012 at 7:07 am

      That's a nice site. You should check out our other wallpaper posts too.

  5. Suresh Volam
    November 10, 2012 at 4:26 am

    It would be nice if they add the feature to the Desktop client. I like these images and use the desktop client which automatically sets the Desktop everyday.

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