Hands on: Bing gains Silverlight-only Visual Search feature

by admin September 14, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Microsoft has given Bing a new Visual Search feature. Although it’s only in beta, the feature is pretty neat, though it requires Silverlight and selecting the US language option.

Microsoft today launched the first major new feature since the debut of the company’s decision engine in May 2009. The software giant releases updates to its Web search almost every spring and fall, and this season is no exception. Visual Search beta is the first of many updates that Bing will be getting this fall, and it’s also easily the most fun to use. Redmond says it created the feature so that users can refine a query visually, clicking instead of typing.

Read more: arstechnica.com