Bing Desktop Gets Inline Search, Updated Apps & Facebook Notifications

bing-logoBing Desktop launched a number of features today, including inline search capabilities, a new weather app, updated news apps, and Facebook notifications.

Bing’s new inline search allows users to search directly from a webpage, word document or PDF file without having to open a Web browser. After highlighting a word or phrase, a user can click the Bing icon to receive search result previews in a separate window.

Bing Desktop Inline Search

Bing’s Inline Search

Bing Desktop also released a new real-time weather app, and updated their news app to include a cascading layout with images and text summaries, and added a visual collection of top trending news items.

Bing Desktop news app   Bing Desktop trending news app

One final update includes Facebook notifications now being pushed out to Bing Desktop so that users automatically know when there is activity on their Facebook page.

Bing Desktop FB notification

Bing reports that the Bing Desktop has been downloaded by more than 10 million people.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Microsoft: Bing | Microsoft: Bing News Search


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