Bing gives videos a modern makeover

People love online videos. A video can teach us something new, connect diverse communities, or simply entertain. It’s no wonder this space continues to boom with billions of videos viewed online each month.

To make the Bing video-search experience even better, we just released a new layout that makes searching easier and faster. The design changes give you the information you need to quickly pick the right videos to watch.

Bigger images 

We increased the size of the video thumbnail in our search results, giving an expanded view of the video and making it easier to find the video you want to watch.

More information before you watch

Additional information has been added to the video search page like channel, upload date, and view count.

“Hero” answers for songs

When you search for a song, we display an enlarged thumbnail image, or “hero”, for that song. The hero is chosen based on the top result and relevance to your search. The hero video will play in place or you can click through to the source of the video to watch it there.

Related searches are easier to explore

All of the related searches have been moved inline with your original search, so as you scroll through the page you’ll have some ideas of what to search for next to help refine your search results. When you hit the bottom of the page, you’ll get even more suggestions and the option to see more video search results. These updates improve touch-friendliness and scale better to tablets and other smaller screens.

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Try out the new experience on and let us know what you think on Bing Listens. With Father’s Day just around the corner you can search for a song to share with dad, or get ideas on gifts with do-it-yourself gift ideas.

– The Bing Video Search Team