Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, announced a tweak that would enable users to get search results with a social touch.
The new feature allows Bing users to tag not more than 5 friends on Facebook on its search sidebar and have a direct result input from them.
The query will be posted on the user’s Facebook timeline and the friends tagged will then be sent a notification.
Microsoft has cited various instances related to when this feature would become handy, and one of which is when somebody scours for a good restaurant in town.
Instead of merely browsing through addresses returned in the results, it would be a benefit to have one of your personal Facebook friends recommend places, or say that they have been to some of the places in the search results and had a great time.
Questions may also be asked and opinions can be polled among friends regarding certain recipes, and friendly invitations to places could also be done with the new tweak.
The feature is a minor but very helpful addition to Bing by its mother company a few months back. The concept is original, but may not be seen anytime soon on other search giants such as Google, as it is also heavily backing its own social media site, Google+.