Microsoft launches new video search features on Bing in US

In 2012, Microsoft launched a new video search mode for Bing, allowing for larger previews of Internet clips and infinite scroll for search results. Today, Microsoft has launched an all new video search interface on Bing (just for U.S. users at first) that adds even more new features and improvements.

The Bing blog has the details of what's been changed and improved, including even larger and higher resolution previews of video clips when displayed on the site. Rolling the cursor over a video thumbnail will now "pop out" a larger preview version of the clip, along with a volume control so that users can reduce or increase the sound of the preview.

Microsoft adds, "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." Search filters have been updated to add options for video resolutions and dates. Finally, the Bing site now adds an overlay when a video is selected to the search results so that users can quickly go to the next video in the search collection, while also seeing related search results to the right of the overlay.

Source: Microsoft | Image via Microsoft

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Hmmm. No joke, but I briefly received that update over a month ago. It reverted back to the regular interface some days later.

DarkNet said,
The best video search is YouTube.com Just saying.

When you search Google for videos (or normal searches), a lot of times Youtube links show up. Surprised it isnt more integrated in the search.

wingliston said,
What if you want something outside of YT?
YouTube is the got o place for videos. It will be there almost all the time. If you want to make things harder for you to look up, then by all means go for it.

I don't know why anyone wouldn't want to use it. Except for people in this community that hate Google because it is the cool thing to do on this site.

techbeck said,

When you search Google for videos (or normal searches), a lot of times Youtube links show up. Surprised it isnt more integrated in the search.


Because they don't want to get sued by companies with inferior services.

DarkNet said,

Because they don't want to get sued by companies with inferior services.

Actually, they already have this in the Search. I forgot all about it since it is normally hidden. Go to Google, click on more, and select Video.

techbeck said,

Actually, they already have this in the Search. I forgot all about it since it is normally hidden. Go to Google, click on more, and select Video.


Yes but they don't have something specifically dedicated for YouTube on Google Search.

Your average user has no idea of these things. Geesh I was showing someone Image search and they were all like That is Cool.

CygnusOrion said,
Except Google video search is much more primitive looking compared to Bing Video Search.

Yea, not sure why Google hasnt updated that yet. Ah well, to be honest, if I want a video, I will go to YouTube. They have everything.

subcld said,
copied by google in 3 2 1 ....
has any one seen motorola site design you would think they are smart enough to create their own design but no it looks like another microsoft site lol
http://www.motorola.com/us/home

I'm sure Google is firing up their copy machines right now. It's almost painful how similar that Motorola site is to the Surface launch site.

Studio384 said,
They already copied the image page...

Again, this is nothing new. Apple copies, Google copies, Samsung copies, and yes...even MS copies. To comment on one and not the others is hypocritical. If only one did it, I would be along with you commenting on it. But the fact is, everyone does it.

subcld said,
copied by google in 3 2 1 ....
has any one seen motorola site design you would think they are smart enough to create their own design but no it looks like another microsoft site lol
http://www.motorola.com/us/home

Who taught you English? That's the real LOL, not Google and Microsoft following current responsive website design trends.

Kalint said,

Who taught you English? That's the real LOL, not Google and Microsoft following current responsive website design trends.


oh yes let us focus on my english

subcld said,

oh yes let us focus on my english

Do people even wonder why Google fans articulate constructive responses here? Then you have these Microsoft fans who comment likes its the 4th grade. It's no wonder that Google fans and Google in real life are doing laps around Microsoft. Too Easy!

Kalint said,

Do people even wonder why Google fans articulate constructive responses here? Then you have these Microsoft fans who comment likes its the 4th grade. It's no wonder that Google fans and Google in real life are doing laps around Microsoft. Too Easy!


You need to look up the definition of "ad hominem".

Kalint said,

Do people even wonder why Google fans articulate constructive responses here? Then you have these Microsoft fans who comment likes its the 4th grade. It's no wonder that Google fans and Google in real life are doing laps around Microsoft. Too Easy!


we all know truth hurts google has never been a creative company they just copy in order to compete with others its an expected behavior from an ads company even when they decide to be a creative they spend money on buying companies to do the work for them
the funny thing people actually defined their side

subcld said,

we all know truth hurts google has never been a creative company they just copy in order to compete with others its an expected behavior from an ads company even when they decide to be a creative they spend money on buying companies to do the work for them
the funny thing people actually defined their side

Did you just seriously say that? Umm, ok then. All companies do a ton of work on their own but take ideas/innovations from others. If you cannot see that this is something all companies do, then you are not going to see it.

Time to move on.

subcld said,

we all know truth hurts google has never been a creative company they just copy in order to compete with others its an expected behavior from an ads company even when they decide to be a creative they spend money on buying companies to do the work for them
the funny thing people actually defined their side

This is what I have to deal with...

Me: "Well I think Microsoft and Google are using common design trends in responsive website layouts".

This: "Google poopy pants eat poop who needs punctuation marks when theres poop"


Techbeck just no... just don't look it...