Facebook Drop Down On Bing Search? Yep, It's Rolling Out

Oct 29, 2010 • 8:10 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search
 

A couple weeks ago, Bing partnered with Facebook to add a more social experience to the Bing search results. I covered the details of what is coming over here. Now, it seems to be rolling out slowly to Bing users.

If you are logged into Facebook and go to Bing.com and search for something, you may see a drop down on the right top corner stating:

Hi NAME, Bing just got better with your Facebook friends.

Here is a picture:

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Yes, Facebook knows you are searching on Bing and Bing allows them to know. Again, you need to be logged into Facebook for this to work. And you can always disable it. Just click on disable or use this link to block the Bing App.

There are some people now seeing this live on Bing.com. I personally do not, but Jerry at the Search Engine Watch Forums said he now sees it. But he was a beat freaked out, I guess he didn't hear the announcement.

Jerry said, "How in the world did Bing get the right to snap up my profile and use it on their website?"

Anyway, it is here, do you see it?

For more on what it does to have Facebook with Bing, see DiscoverBing.com.

Forum discussion Search Engine Watch Forums.

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Comments:

Joey1058

10/30/2010 01:15 pm

I don't have the feature yet, and I've been watching for it. So everyone that is up in arms over this probably has time enough to disable it if they don't want it.

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