Bing Adds More Information to Image Searches
Bing has updated its image search to provide users with more information for the content they are researching.
According to Bing, the company studied image search behavior and found that images aren’t always the searcher’s destination, but sometimes the starting point for more robust research.
“Now when you are searching images and have clicked a picture, you can scroll or swipe up to get useful and interesting information to help you learn more, redirect your search, or get help connecting the dots to get your task done — whether that’s buying something that caught your eye, learning more about a historical figure, or finding out where in nature you can see that stunning landscape,” Bing states in a blog post.
With the search engine’s update, users will be able to see a variety of information as they scroll through images, including places to purchase the product featured in the image. It is important to note, however, that this functionality is still in beta and only works for some product images. Additionally, users will be able to find related searches based on the image, Pinterest collections with the image, more sizes of the image and pages with the image.
Bing notes that the image search update not only features more information about images, but also comes with a redesigned experience for the desktop and mobile devices. The search engine also says that the update will be rolling out worldwide across devices in “the coming weeks.”
“This is the next step in our quest to uncover the wealth of data behind every image so that you can be inspired, learn more and do more with image search.”