eBay are making adding white backgrounds to images easy. When using eBay mobile apps to list or edit an item listing, you’ll be able to remove the background on all product images. When you upload or select photos for your listings in the mobile app, you have options to edit the images. If you want to automatically add a white background, simply tap on the background removal feature. You also have the option to edit or apply your own touch-ups.
“At eBay, we want to make sure your products stand out from the crowd, both within the marketplace and on external search engines. Our new background editing feature on the eBay mobile app uses computer technology to make it quick and easy for you to get rid of noisy backgrounds on your product images – no need to pre-edit photos before adding to your listings.
We know that having a white background on your images can help to improve your listing visibility on and off eBay, as Google search only indexes images on white backgrounds.”
We know that this is a feature that sellers will love – for years many Tamebay readers have been turning to external tool providers to remove the background from their images and to add a plain white background. Whilst this is an exclusive tool for eBay, it wouldn’t surprise us if people started listing new inventory first on eBay simply to get clean white background images which they can then use on their own website or other venues they sell on.
eBay will be gradually introducing this feature on mobile devices throughout February and March on eBay apps. Make sure you have the latest version of the eBay app installed (5.39 or newer for iOS and 5.40 or newer for Android) and keep an eye on your eBay app for when you can start editing photos to add a white background on your new and revised listings.