Bing Adds Search Filter To Sort Results By Time Period

Bing has added a search filter that gives users the opportunity to limit search results to three recent time periods:

  • Past 24 hours
  • Past week
  • Past month

The options appear directly below the search box on Bing’s search results page.


It’s a welcome addition, but one that Google has had for a long time now. In fact, Bing’s time filter comes up a bit short of Google’s in a couple regards: on Google, you can set a custom date range (but not on Bing) and, after limiting search results on Google to a specific time frame, you can also sort them by relevance or date. Bing’s filter appears to sort solely on relevance.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Microsoft: Bing | Microsoft: Bing User Interface


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  • Jawad Latif

    This option is not visible for me.

  • Pat Grady

    What an incredible innovation![/sarcasm]

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