Microsoft tweaks Bing social results design


Microsoft launched a new design for Bing social results today that eliminates the blue sidebar.

One of the more unique features of Microsoft's Bing search engine is the integration it has with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. When a user searches for something using Bing, the search engine will also search for that query on the individual's social networks.

Microsoft's Bing team has tweaked the appearance of that feature, which now appears flush with the main listing of search results. Previously, the social search sidebar was offset in a blue box to the right of a user's screen and had its own separate pane for scrolling through social search results.

The new design appears to be available for users worldwide.

Microsoft launched the Bing social results sidebar earlier this year in one of the first major overhauls of the search engine. Since then, the company has added new features to the sidebar, such as Facebook tagging, and integrated with more social networks, such as Quora. Prior to the social search sidebar, social network results were featured in the main search results listing.

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