Bing and Facebook further integrated their partnership on Thursday. Bing is now capable of allowing users to search Facebook photos for their accounts and friends accounts after authorizing the feature via the Bing app.
When searching the images section on Bing.com users will now see their results listed in a Pinterest-style layout (pictured above).
Bing takes its Facebook photo searching one step further, added the ability to search for specific keywords that have been added to photo captions or album titles, a feature even Facebook has not integrated on its own platform.
In a blog post introducing the new technology a Bing representative writes:
“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.”
Only friends who already have access to your photos can search for them which keeps the privacy issue at bay, at least for now.
The blog post further states:
“In Bing Friends’ Photos, your friends will only see photos you’ve shared with them, and your photos can’t be seen by anyone other than your friends on Facebook. Microsoft is committed to being clear about how we use your data, and to giving you control, enhanced security, and benefit for sharing your data.”
My personal favorite part of the new system is the ability to browse through friends photos on one tab and my own photos on the second tab.
Do you like the new Facebook photo integration and search capabilities being offered by Microsoft’s Bing search engine?