Microsoft and Facebook have collaborated on adding Facebook features to the Bing social sidebar in the past year or so and today that partnership went up a level. Microsoft has revealed that Bing users can now directly comment and 'like' Facebook posts that come up in search results.
The official Bing blog offers up an example of this new feature:
Let’s say I’m searching for Beyoncé tickets because I know she is coming to town soon. I can see that my friend has recently posted that she has an extra ticket to the show. Now without leaving the Bing results page, I comment directly to her post letting her know that I’d love to join her for the concert. I’ve gone from simply browsing to attending a concert in just a few easy steps – all thanks to Bing.
Stefan Weitz, the Director of Bing Search at Microsoft, recently told Neowin that Bing receives two billion data points a day from its Facebook. Now that Bing allows users to actually comment and 'like" Facebook posts directly, you can expect those daily data point numbers to go even higher in the months ahead.
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