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Bing adds more Facebook options to search

  • On Friday, Microsoft announced that its search engine, Bing, would be closely integrated with the popular social networking giant, Facebook, with the addition of a social sidebar to the right of the engine. This will allow Bing users to directly interact with their Facebook friends by adding comments, responding to friends' posts and view new additions to Facebook profiles.

    With the new social update, a Bing user with a query about the Statue of Liberty is likely to be answered with web results for the monument and also view posts mentioning the Statue of Liberty or other related terms. The user will also be able to like the posts and add their own comments.

    This new update is part of Microsoft's expansion of Bing in an attempt to make it more user-friendly and social and distinguish itself from Google's functionalities. A Google search query does not throw up Facebook posts.