The new Bing Facebook friends’ photo search feature that has been unveiled further highlights how serious the search engine is about taking the social path. With this fresh introduction, users have two ways of digging out photos shared by pals on the SNS.
Firstly, when someone searches for a particular term, Bing’s sidebar throws up a list of friends who have posted pictures related to the query. The results are usually gathered taking hints from the caption, album description or photo name. Pointing to the concerned acquaintance’s name will show a thumbnail of the images in question, while clicking on a photo will offer it in a larger view.
“Looking for that epic shot from last winter’s ski trip? Or the I-could-die-laughing photo of your roommate’s cat dancing? With more than 300 million photos uploaded to Facebook per day, photo viewing is one of the most popular things people do on Facebook. Bing now lets you quickly find that special photo (out of your friends’ thousands) on Facebook with the new Friends’ Photo feature,” says a post on the official Bing Community blog.
The second method requires users to go to the newly designed Friends Photos section in Bing. Here, there is the option to search by photos or by friends. Images can be ‘liked,’ shared or commented upon without leaving the search engine. Also, users can browse through the pictures they’ve been tagged in via Your photos or merely go through Recent photos, if they please.
www.bing.com/friendsphotos will take interested parties to the landing page through which Bing Facebook friends’ photo search is accessible once logged into the SNS.