Microsoft adds a Windows 8-based look to Bing Friends' Photos search

Microsoft continues to add new features to its Bing search service and just a couple of weeks ago it announced new improvements to its video search options. Today, the company announced that it has revamped the looks of the Friends' Photo search feature that was launched in 2012. Friends' Photos was designed to be a quick way to search through the photos of your Facebook friends via Bing

The official Bing blog states that Friends' Photos now has a new interface that is similar to the one Microsoft developed for Windows 8. It says, "We’re introducing a new tile layout that marries design and performance, making it faster and more seamless to browse your friends’ photos."

In addition to the new tile UI, Microsoft has added a new side show mode for Friends' Photos. It states:

Now simply by clicking on a photo, you will enter slide show mode 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.

Microsoft and Facebook have had a solid partnership, at least in terms of Microsoft's Bing business, for some time. In January, Facebook announced a new search engine called Graph Search that will make it easier to search inside the Facebook website and will incorporate web-based search answers from Bing.

Source: Bing blog

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