Bing has announced an upgrade to its ‘Friends photos’ social search through Facebook by introducing a new slideshow feature.
Friends Photos was rolled out by Microsoft’s Bing last year, and an upgrade has now been added to the service, which enables users to search photos through Facebook.
A statement from Bing said: “Bing respects your Facebook privacy settings. Your Facebook friends will only be able to see the photos you have made viewable and your photos will never be shared with the public.”
Program Manager for Bing Social, MK Li, added: “More than 300 million photos (are) uploaded to Facebook per day.
“This upgrade will make it easier to scan, discover and explore your friends’ photos.”
The upgrade features two brand new modes, which are a slideshow and a new interface.
The slide show mode enables users to click on a photo to start a slide show to display the results of a specific search.
Li adds: “From there, you can also search for additional photos, or simply browse.”
The new interface has a Modern UI design to hunt for search results, which brings the system up to date with Microsoft’s Windows 8, as well as Windows Phone, Office 2013, Xbox and other areas of Microsoft’s company web sites.
Some users have already taken advantage of the upgrades, which are being rolled out gradually by Microsoft.Published First On: Thinkable Digital