Who hasn’t wanted to quickly send a map to a friend? With today’s update, we’ve enhanced and expanded the ways you can share your Bing Maps results from your PC by introducing shorter URLs, expanded “send to mobile” functionality, and easier sharing to Facebook and Twitter.
Click to Share
To get started, simply click the Share button located in the upper right corner of the
map (), or the “Send” link next to any search result.
From here you can:
- Send the URL: The URL links are shorter, thanks to our “binged.it” domain. But if you’re more of a traditionalist, just click the “Show full URL” link to see the expanded version.
- Post to Facebook and Twitter: You can now easily share your results, directions, places, and more on Facebook and Twitter with one click (well…technically two, but who’s counting?).
- Say it with SMS: If you’re in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, or Italy you can send search results and driving directions directly to mobile phones via SMS. Simply click the Send/Mobile links attached to eligible business listings, popups, and direction results, enter your phone number, and click ‘Send’. Message and data rates may apply to receive messages.
We’ve streamlined our directions to make it more intuitive and reduce the steps required to modify your routes or switch between multiple route edits. We did this by adding inline editing, making the route steps easier to read, and simplifying available buttons. With the new inline editing capability directions page, you can now modify your destinations without having to go back to the edit section.
Take a look at the new changes:
Try these new features out and let us know how you like them!
– Dan Polivy, Senior Program Manager Bing Maps
*Note: these features are still rolling out this week.