Earlier this week, we started rolling out a new streamlined design for our social sidebar feature making it easier to find people who are relevant to your search based on what they’ve shared, blogged or tweeted about. In a glance you can now see what friends, experts and enthusiasts have shared on leading networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Klout related to what you’re searching for.
Today we are announcing browser support for Safari on iPad (including iPad Mini) for the social sidebar. Whether you’re planning your night out or trying to decide where to vacation next, the sidebar now shows you upfront what friends and experts have shared—making it easier for iPad users to get stuff done.
It only takes a few quick steps to get the benefits of social results. Simply go to Bing, authenticate with your Facebook profile under Sign In,, and you’re good to go.
The design will adapt to landscape or portrait so you can see what’s going on with social networks regardless of how you’re holding the device.
The changes will be rolling out over the next few days. As always, we’re eager to get your feedback so let us know what you think in the comments below or on Twitter (@Bing.)
– Chris Rayner, Principal Group Program Manager, Bing Social