Bing Tests Sharing Search Results With Twitter, Facebook, Email & Other

The Bing Search blog announced a new test they are running which allows you to share your search results with your friends via Twitter, Facebook, email or other methods. The only way to see this test is to become a fan of the Bing Facebook page and then, if you are lucky, Bing might send you an invite to preview this feature.

If you are not a fan of Facebook, don’t worry, I’ll show you how it works. On certain queries that generate “instant answers,” such as sport scores, flight times, weather results, movie listings and so on – Bing will add a line under the result to allow you to share the results with your friends. Here is a picture of the current layout:

Bing Share Search Results

I don’t believe I have ever seen Google, Yahoo or Ask.com try this method of sharing search results before. I kind of like it, if it is an opt in feature, of course. Bing is calling this the “Bing and Ping” search results feature.

Related Topics: Channel: Social | Facebook | Microsoft: Bing | Twitter

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  • http://chitika.com ChitikaDan

    That’s kinda brilliant… may swing me more in favor of using Bing myself. We tried the same thing last year with ads – a video ad would have comments, sharing, etc. It’s kind of exciting to see what happens when you add the social aspect to something that didn’t expect to have it.

  • http://www.onlinematters.com Arthur Coleman

    I agree it is brilliant – I’m sure Google will copy it soon.

    But you don’t have to be invited to try. All you have to do is have a Microsoft Live login and go to http://bit.ly/f6kRh.

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