Bing adds Facebook photo search feature

In May, Microsoft announced it would be integrating results from a user's Facebook account into the search result from Bing.com. Today, Microsoft and Facebook are expanding that search relationship by allowing Bing users to browser and search through the photo albums of a user's Facebook friends.

In a post on the official Bing blog, Microsoft said that while Bing’s search sidebar has shown a user's Facebook friends who have posted photos related to a search string, this new feature is a little different:

With today’s release, we are taking this a step further and letting you search and browse your Facebook friends’ photos right in Bing. Now simply by clicking on a photo in the sidebar, you will be linked to a full experience on Bing where you can see more photos from your Facebook friends that match your search. From there, you can also search for additional photos, or simply browse the latest photos from your friends.

In case you are worried about certain photos you have in your own Facebook albums showing up when a friend searches on Bing, Microsoft says, "Your Facebook friends will only be able to see the photos you have made viewable, and you will only see photos your friends have made viewable, and your photos will never be shared with the public."

Source: Official Bing blog | Image via Microsoft

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ACTIONpack said,
Cool feature but can be use for stalking

Only if you choose to make the pictures searchable/viewable etc. It's really up to the user how much to actually share with everyone, even on FB.

KSib said,

Any social networking site can be used for stalking.

Very true... The fact that one HAS a social networking site profile makes them susceptible to stalking... Bing just makes it faster now xD lol

I think it's a cool feature, for those that might need it.