Beautiful Bing Images on Your Windows Desktop
Updated 2021-September-26

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2021-September-22  Published this evolving⁠[1] article.

 

About Windows desktop

On Windows, the background screen is called the desktop. To learn about it, see Infinite Ink’s Windows Desktop Shortcuts Give me Quick Access to Anything.

To specify your desktop’s background image, you can right click an open spot on it and choose Personalize. The rest of this article is about using a free Microsoft app to set your desktop image to a beautiful image from Bing.

 

Using Bing Wallpaper images on your desktop

Starting in April 2020, a Windows user can use Microsoft’s Bing Wallpaper app to automatically set their desktop image to the current Bing image.

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  • If you quit the Bing Wallpaper app, the current Bing image will continue to be your desktop background image (until you choose to change it).

  • You can use one or more of your archived Bing images as your screen-⁠saver photo(s) or your lock-⁠screen slideshow.

  • These Bing images are stored in the following AppData⁠[2] directory.

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local​\Microsoft\BingWallpaperApp\WPImages

 

Sample Bing Wallpaper images

The @bing Twitter account tweets Bing images (and other things). Here is an infinity-⁠related Bing-⁠image tweet:

 

And here is the current @bing Twitter timeline:

 

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Endnotes


1. Many Infinite Ink articles, including this one, are evergreen and regularly updated.
2. Windows default is to hide the ~\AppData\ directory. To unhide it, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives in File Explorer’s View Options.

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