Once you have authorized Bing, you can even start asking questions to get recommendations from Facebook friends. Bing will even suggest people who might know about the topic based on their Likes, Facebook profile, and any photos they’ve shared. You will also have access to relevant information from experts and enthusiasts from other social networks — including Google+ — around the topic you’re searching for.
Bing has also introduced an Activity feed in the sidebar so you’re able to see posts and queries you and your friends have shared. This activity also shows up in Facebook, so you can comment on it from either platform.
This is certainly a major step for Bing, and will have a huge impact on anyone who regularly uses the search engine. However, it’s too early to tell if this will successfully drive traffic, or how it will affect Google’s popularity.
The new interface will be released over the next few days across the U.S. You can sign up to receive an email notification when it’s available.
Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.