Using your social network to search with your Bing for Mobile iPhone app

Do you ever find yourself standing in front of the movie theater trying to figure out what movie to go to? Or how about you are in the car with friends looking for a place to eat.  Wouldn’t it be helpful to hear what your friends are saying about a movie, restaurants or a product while you are on the go?  As highlighted in the Bing For iPhone Update blog post there is a feature called Social search, where you can search through your Facebook and Twitter accounts on your phone and see combined status updates from your friends. If there is an instant answer available, we’ll show you that first, followed by social results.

Here is how to get social results:

  • From the home page, click “Social”
  • Then connect your accounts
  • Now when you search for anything, relevant results and your friends’ social network mentions will also appear
  • Finally if you find something you like using the app, you can easily share it with your network on Facebook, Twitter, or through email
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This social feature comes in handy when you’re looking for movies or restaurants and want both information from the web and opinions from your social network. Now you can make that decision on the go that much easier.

Andy Chu – Bing for Mobile

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Bing for iPhone Update

New Bing App for iPhone is Here!