Over two years ago, Google enabled users to customize the Google home page with their own image or graphics from a library of images. But now that feature is going away.
This is coming to a surprise for many Google users because Google quietly announced this news late on a Friday afternoon saying:
Classic Plus is a Google Search feature that lets people upload or select images to use as a background on Google.com. Users won’t be able to upload new pictures starting from October 16, and we’ll turn the service off in November 2012. You’ll continue to have access to any images you’ve uploaded.
Google has more details about this feature going away over here.
Many users are simply not happy. If you take a look at the Google Web Search Help forum, you will see hundreds of complaints from Google users. Googlers are leading them to this thread with hundreds of complaints.