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Friday, May 10, 2013

How to connect Bing and Facebook for better social results

Bing have made a huge announcement, when searching using Bing. You can now see relevant results from your Facebook friends. This is something called social sidebar. This was first launched just over a year ago and is now going pretty strong. So now when you search on Bing you can get results that match your search query from your friends. So if your looking to go to an upcoming concert in your area. You can now see if your friends have posted anything about the concert. This way you can like their status and also send them a message. You don't have to logout of Bing to do this. Simply connect your Facebook with Bing and you're all set to go.

Facebook results in bingAfter you search for something on Bing, you can then add a comment to Facebook, read other people's comments, like a status and even start a threaded conversation without leaving Bing. The Facebook integration has now gone considerably deep and Bing is hoping to attract more users with the new social integration. Microsoft has not really gained much in the search market and here is another attempt to do just that. With deeper social integration with Facebook - Bing wants users to interact more right there and not have to leave and go to Facebook. So now you have the full Facebook experience right within Bing. Please leave a comment with what you have to say about this new feature.

How to connect your Bing and Facebook
1. Go to Bing.
2. On the top right-hand corner click on Sign in
3. Choose Facebook and click connect.
4. Allow Bing to connect to your Facebook account and you're done.

Source: Bing Official Blog.

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