What is Microsoft Bing and How to use it?

What is Bing?

Microsoft Bing is commonly known as Bing, also referred to as Bing Search. It is a search engine that is developed by Microsoft and was primarily known for being a search engine website accessible by visiting Bing.com. Bing is mostly known for its search engine website, but that is not the only way to access its web searching services. Those who wish to use Bing can also use it via Microsoft Edge and through Bing mobile app.

In Edge, when you perform a web search using the Edge search bar, Bing will be automatically accessed as it is the browser’s default search engine. So, when you perform a search in the Edge using the search bar, you will be directly taken into Bing’s search results. Bing gives various search services that include web, video, image, and map search products. It is developed by using ASP.NET.

Features of Bing

  1. Interface features
  2. Media features
  3. Instant answers
  4. Local information
  5. Third-party integration
  6. Integration with Windows 8
  7. Knowledge and action graph

How to use it?

On Desktop

  1. Open Bing in a browser:

Go to the official site of Bing in your computer’s web browser.

2. Sign in if it is necessary:

If you want to open your Microsoft account with Bing, click on the Sign In tab in the top right side of the page and then enter your Microsoft email address and password.

3. Click on the search bar:

It is a white color text box at the top of the Bing page.

4. Enter the search query:

Type the word or a phrase that you want to search.

5. Click on the “Search” icon:

It is a magnifying glass icon on the extreme right side of the search box.

6. Review your results:

Scroll down through the queue of search results. As you find the one that you need to select, click on it to open.

7. Organize the results:

For any specific kind of result, click on the following tabs:

  • All: it shows all the search results.
  • Images display only Image results.
  • Videos: displays only video results.
  • Maps: displays only map-related results.
  • News: displays only news categorized results.
  • Shopping: displays only shopping results (e.g., Amazon and Flipkart).

8. View your Bing search history:

As the user gets signed into the Bing via your Microsoft account, you will be able to see your searched items: tap on the three horizontal line symbol in the upper right side corner of the page and then tap on the search history button from the drop-down list.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

9. Change the safe search restrictions:

Similarly, when you are signed into the Bing via Microsoft account, you can change your restrictions to enable or disable the adult content.

10. Use Bing rewards:

When you use Bing or are signed into Bing, you earn a specific number of points for using Bing to search. You can see a list of current Bing reward challenges by tapping on to the trophy icon on the page’s extreme upper right side corner.

On Mobile

  1. Download the Bing app on mobile:

Bing is available as a free application on both iPhone and Android Smartphones.

2. Open the app:

Click on the OPEN button in your smartphones app store, or click on the Bing app icon.

3. Sign in if it is asked:

If you feel the requirement to view the search history and clear it, sign in to your Microsoft Account.

4. Click on the “search” icon:

A magnifying glass icon in the middle of the screen.

5. Enter the search query:

Type the word or phrase that you want to search for.

6. Click on the search button:

It is on the keyboard. By doing so, searches Bing for your entered word or phrase.

7. Review your search results:

Scroll down to the search results list to do so, as you see the one you wish to open, just make a click on it.

8. View the search history:

If you are signed int the Bing, you can easily view your search history by clicking on the profile icon in the extreme bottom right side corner of the screen and then clicking on the Search History.

9. Use Bing rewards:

And when you are signed in Bing, you will earn the points for using Bing to search each day. And on having the extra points, you can exchange them for a reward or a raffle entry.

Use Bing by default on chrome.

Open Google chrome:

Click or double click on the chrome app icon that resembles a red, yellow, green, and blue sphere.

  • Click on the three dots symbol:

Three dot symbol lies in the top right corner of the chrome window. A drop-down list will appear.

  • Click on the Settings button:

This lies in the drop-down list, and by doing so, it will open the settings page.

  • Scroll down to the “Search engine” section:

This you are going to find it near the middle of the settings page.

  • Click on the “search engine used in the address bar” drop-down menu:

It also lies in the drop-down menu, and by clicking on Bing it sets Bing as your browser’s default search engine; from now onwards, whenever you enter a word or phrase into the address bar at the top of the browser, you will be able to see the Bing search results rather than your previous default result.

Set Bing as default in chrome mobile app:

If you are willing to use Bing as the default chrome search engine on mobile as well, open chrome, and then perform these steps:

  • Click on … (iPhone) or three vertical dot symbol(Android).
  • Click on the Settings.
  • Click on the Search Engine.
  • Click on the Bing button.
  • And then click DONE (iPhone only).

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