Microsoft adds new features to Bing News

Microsoft has been adding a steady stream of new items to its Bing search site over the past several months, including a new AutoComplete feature for people's names in the main search bar that was added earlier in May. Today, Microsoft announced a new addition to the News section of Bing.

In a post on the Bing blog, Microsoft says:

Starting today, you can search for a notable person in current events and not only see the top news results from across the web, but also a visual carousel which allows you to explore important and timely topics related to the specific person you’re searching for.

The new image carousel will be accompanied by a column that lists people related to the person you are searching for on the right hand side of the page.

Microsoft also announced that it has now extended the age of the articles that are displayed when searching on the news section. Previously, the articles were not shown if they were older than two weeks, but now users can check on news articles related to their search topics that go back several years.

This weekend, some users of Bing were able to access a beta version of a live chat feature on the website. So far, Microsoft has not commented on this feature, which is apparently only showing up for a select few Bing users.

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