Bing's making it easier to find song titles, as well as add Netflix and Amazon movie titles to your watchlist on mobile.

Bing has released new updates to its search app for iOS and Android, adding new music and video features, along with more map options.

The updated version 6.7.2 Bing search app will now play a video without sound directly in search results with the lyrics listed below the video — a feature that has been available on Bing desktop. The app also includes a new Music page listing trending songs and artists.

Bing search app update

According to a report on the Android Community website, Bing’s search app can also give the title to a song being played: “In case you’re looking for a specific song, you can use the Bing Search app by typing the name of the song or if something is playing, it will tell you what it is.”

In addition to updates around music, users can add movie titles to their Netflix and Amazon Prime watch lists from the app’s Movies page.

Bing has also added the option for users to pick their preferred map app for directions.

Other updates include a refreshed “reading mode” to make news pages “more enjoyable” and the ability to sign in with your Microsoft account to see search history on other logged-in devices.

Source : http://searchengineland.com/bing-search-app-ios-android-gets-new-music-video-map-features-257647

Categorized in Search Engine

Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, has changed a lot since its initial launch. Originally launched in 2009 to replace Microsoft’s Live Search, which was in turn a replacement for MSN Search, there’s been plenty of new designs for the search engine over the years. Earlier this year we reported on an improved homepage design that was being tested, and it seems yet another A/B test has begun. This test is currently appearing in Microsoft Edge on a single account, and it’s unknown if it will appear outside of the United States.

This test allows users to customize the Bing homepage, and it’s pretty early along. My account’s profile picture only appeared as a placeholder image (when it showed up normally in browsers where the test wasn’t taking place), and it seems like it might be expanded upon.

The notification that lets you know if you're in the test
The notification that lets you know if you’re in the test

You’re initially notified if you’re one of the people in the test, as a popup (pictured above) shows up to tell you you can customize your Bing homepage. Whilst your original thought might be that you can change the homepage background to one of your choosing, that isn’t the case. You’ve got two new options – the ability to hide your interests and news on the bottom bar, and the ability to hide the menu bar.


Bing's new options menu
Bing’s new options menu

Hiding the menu bar doesn’t totally hide it, however. It removes its background, as well as the items on the left side, simply leaving the right side awkwardly sitting there. It’s presumed that if this does roll out this might change.

The Bing homepage with the menu bar disabled
The Bing homepage with the menu bar disabled

It’s currently unknown when this will roll out – if at all. The previous A/B test we reported disappeared after around a month, and we’ve yet to hear about its return. This is a far more simple change, though, so there’s a higher probability of it reaching every single Bing user in the future.


Source : http://mspoweruser.com/might-able-customize-bing-homepage-soon/

Categorized in Search Engine

 We knew this was coming, AOL Search is now powered by Bing. Bing confirmed this saying

"as of Jan. 1, Bing powers AOL's web, mobile, and tablet search, providing paid search ads and algorithmic organic search results to AOL's properties worldwide."

You can see it by going to AOL search and looking at the footer. The powered by Bing disclaimer is placed there:


Bing wrote:

Our partnership with AOL brings additional scale and opportunity to advertisers and marketers. Today, 1 in 5 searches happen on Bing.com, and by providing Bing search results for the number 3 (Yahoo) and 5 (AOL) search providers in the US, Bing powers close to one-third of US PC web searches.1 Today’s announcement is testament to Microsoft’s ongoing focus on search and search advertising and our increasing scale that connects a marketer’s media buys to new publishers and audiences to help them achieve more impact for their business.

AOL doesn't have that much marketshare but this is 100% a big win for Bing over Google.

Source : https://www.seroundtable.com/aol-search-powered-by-bing-21426.html

Categorized in Search Engine
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