A common reason for wanting to change Google’s logo is primarily for business reasons. However, that doesn’t stop you from having a bit of fun with it. With that being said, there’s a surprising number of ways to change the Google logo, both provided by Google and third party websites.
Change Google’s Logo with G Suite
If you use G Suite, you can personalize Google’s logo with your name, an image, but more importantly, a company name.
Now, there are some limitations, such as:
- You need to be a G Suite administrator.
- The logo must be 320 x 132 pixels, saved as a PNG or GIF, but no bigger than 30KB.
- You CANNOT use any copyrighted images or Google’s trademark produces, but if your image has “Powered by Google,” that’s given a pass.
Now that you understand the limitations, here’s what you do:
1. Head over to G Suite and sign in with your G Suite account. Afterwards, head into your Admin Console.
2. Now that you’re in your Admin Console, scroll down and locate Company Profile. Go ahead and click on it.
3. On your Company Profile page, scroll down until you come to Personalization. Click it.
4. Now, under Header Logos, click Custom Logo.
5. Scroll down and click Choose File or Upload. Additionally, if you want other users to see the custom logo, play a checkmark next to “Show this logo in all sites that users create.”
6. Click Save to finish the process.
Use Stylus to the Change Google Logo
Stylus is a free browser tool that will let you change the way the Google logo appears on your computer, among other websites. You can do quite a bit with Stylus, including features such as:
- Versatility of theme installation options. Stylus supports installs from popular online repositories. Additionally, styles can now also be installed from .user.css or .user.styl URLs (see Usercss format documentation in our Github wiki).
- A backup feature for your entire database of installed styles which is compatible with other userstyles managers.
- An intuitive and configurable automatic update function for installed styles.
- A highly customizable UI, including theming, optional layouts, icon and badge color choices, along with many other tweaks.
- Two different optional code validators with user configurable rules.
“Unlike other similar extensions, we don’t find you to be all that interesting. Your questionable browsing history should remain between you and the NSA. Stylus collects nothing. Period.”
Obviously anyone can say that, but there’s a good reason you have the power to report abuse by an application. With that being said, let’s get started. You’ll find the installation guide for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox below.
Installing Stylus to Google Chrome
1. Locate and launch your Google Chrome web browser by double clicking on the web browser shortcut.
2. When launched, head over to the Chrome Web Store page, which is home to Google Chrome’s catalog of extensions.
3. In the top left corner of the page, you’ll see the search bar. Go ahead and click on it, then type “Stylus” and hit the Enter key.
4. In the search results, you’ll want “Stylus,” not “Stylus (beta).” Stylus preview window says “Stylus. Redesign the web…” You’ll find it at the top of the page. Click Add to Chrome to get started.
When you choose to add it to your Chrome browser, you’ll get a message at the top of your screen. It will clue you in on what Stylus will have access to. In this case, “Read and change all your data on the websites you visit,” which is needs to do for Stylus to work.
5. If you’re comfortable with what Stylus needs access to, then click “Add Extension.”
Installing Stylus to Mozilla Firefox
1. Locate and launch your Mozilla Firefox web browser by double clicking on the web browser shortcut.
2. When launched, head over to the Firefox Browser Add-Ons page, which is home to Mozilla Firefox’s library of add-ons.
3. In the top right corner of the page, you’ll see the search bar. Go ahead and click on it, then type “Stylus” and hit the Enter key.
4. In the search results, you’ll want “Stylus,” plus additional Stylus themes. You’ll find the actual add-on at the top of the search results. Go ahead and click on the title.
5. On Stylus’ add-on page, click + Add to Firefox.
When you attempt to add it to Mozilla Firefox, you’ll get a notification. It will alert to you what Stylus is asking permission for, such as:
- Access your data for all websites
- Access browser tabs
- Access browser activity during navigation
6. If you are comfortable with those permissions, click Add.
Use Goglogo to Change the Google Logo
This method doesn’t require the need of an extension; in fact, all it takes is visiting Goglogo and creating a new logo with their library of fonts and effects. Now, Goglogo is NOT affiliated with Google Inc., however, when using Goglogo as your search engine, the search results you get will be the same search results you get when using Google.
1. With your preferred web browser, head on over to Goglogo. There’s no sign in required.
2. Near the upper portion of the page, you’ll see an empty text box. Go ahead and type something in, something you want to replace the Google logo with.
3. When you’re finished with your message, scroll down and you’ll see several rows of different styles you can change the font to. Go ahead and choose a font style.
Once you’ve chosen a font, it will immediately load the results and redirect you to Google. As you will see, the font has been implemented.