Bing just announced a big redesign of its video search feature, which it says has been redesigned from the ground up. Changes include navigational improvements, video overlays, pop-out previews, bigger thumbnails and new filters.
“Rather than making you travel to a site to see if a video is the one you’re looking for, we updated our preview mode so now you can simply roll the cursor over the video thumbnail to see a short preview,” Bing’s video search team says in a blog post. “We also expanded the information displayed about a video to speed up your search and now show favicons from the top sites, view counts, descriptions, and bold your search terms in the titles. Additionally, we’ve added a control for our previews so you can adjust the volume level of the preview playback.”
“Another subtle but powerful feature are the filter improvements,” the team adds. “The resolution filter now takes into account common video sizes such as 720 and 1080. The source filters are also more specific to the segment for which you are searching. You can also sort by date to ensure you’re getting the freshest (or oldest) videos available.”
With the video overlay, users can move to different videos from the carousel at the bottom of the light box. There’s also a related searches list on the right . The source and number of views are displayed under the videos.
Bing also recently made improvements to product search. More on that here.