Bing announced today that it’s rolling out some new features for Bing Desktop. These include inline search, new desktop apps, an updated news experience and Facebook notifications.
“Bing is continuing to build on the useful and convenient experience used by over 10 million people worldwide,” a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews.
Users can now search directly from a webpage, word document or PDF file by highlighting a word or phrase and clicking the Bing icon. Bing will display a preview of search results in a window without the user having to leave what they’re looking at to begin with.
There’s a new weather app, and the news and Facebook apps have been revamped.
“The updated news app now offers news across a variety of categories right at a glance,” the spokesperson says. “We’ve added a new cascading layout that lets you see images and text summaries so you can keep up on the news you’re interested in. We’ve also added a visual collection of the top trending items on the Web so you can keep your finger on what’s happening in an attractive waterfall layout.”
“To help you keep tabs on what’s happening with your Facebook friends, you will now see a notification appear whenever there is an update for you to check out,” he adds.