Microsoft introduced an update to its Bing search engine today that includes a sidebar column containing related information from users’ Facebook friends.
Bing users who log in with their Facebook credentials will be able to post questions to their friends on the social network while they search, and tag Bing-suggested friends who may be knowledgeable on the topic.
The search engine makes its suggestions based on information in friends’ Facebook profiles, their likes, and photos they have shared.
Also, the search engine seeks out non-friends who may be experts on the topic, by combing through public blogs and content from social networks.
The activity feed in the sidebar allows users to see all of their interactions, post, and queries, whether they are asking questions or answering them.
Read more details on the Bing redesign at allfacebook.