Microsoft has released a new Bing Wallpaper app that lets users add a collection of images to the Windows 10 desktop that have been featured on the Bing homepage.
The new Bing Wallpaper app was quietly announced on Twitter by Microsoft Bing growth exec, Michael Schechter. "We just shipped an officially supported way to set the Bing homepage image as your desktop wallpaper on Windows," he said in a tweet.
For some reason the Bing team decided to distribute the app via the web rather than as an app from the Microsoft Store. Some users also wonder why Microsoft doesn't build the app in as a feature of Windows 10.
Once installed, the app provides a new wallpaper every day, and users can also browse Bing images and learn where they're from. Given it comes from Bing's growth team, it's not surprising the app also prompts users to make Bing the default search engine.
"Bing Wallpaper includes a collection of beautiful images from around the world that have been featured on the Bing homepage," Microsoft explains. "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."
Microsoft open-sourced PowerToys in September, reviving a feature it introduced with Windows 95 for power users. Each month developers behind the project are releasing updates and new PowerToys utilities, such as PowerRename for bulk renaming files, and FancyZones, for customizing windows layouts.