Microsoft Bing Search on Android gets new look and new tricks in latest update
The Microsoft Bing Search app on Android has a new look that emphasizes it’s not just about searching the web. Microsoft has tried to convince people its Bing app is about more than search for quite some time, but the updated experience of the app takes it a step further. The app now has a personalized homepage that shows topics you follow and shortcuts to other Microsoft features.
Of course, the Microsoft Bing Search app still allows you to search the web. Even on the updated homepage, a search bar is front and center. You can enter a URL or search term into that bar to quickly jump around the internet. The search bar also has a camera feature that also works with QR codes. Additionally, the app supports searching with an image or with your voice.
The app’s Google Play Store listing highlights its new features:
- New homepage: See top news, stay updated on topics you’re following, and get quick access to Microsoft features
- Search: Get the same trusted search results and more
- COVID Tracker: Monitor the latest case numbers, trends, news, and vaccine info
- Weather: See the forecast for today and the week ahead
- Visual Search: Search right from your camera or by uploading a picture
- Sports: Track scores, standings, news, and more
- Rewards*: Earn points toward free gift cards and more
- Wallpaper: Pick from a collection of beautiful images featured on the Bing homepage
- Voice search: Tap the mic icon and use your voice to search
- Video and images: Search and browse visual media across the web
- Translator: Get quick translations in more than 70 languages
- Unit converter: An easy-to-use tool that converts in 18 different unit categories
- Shopping**: Find great deals and coupons for retailers
- Math: Enter math problems and get step-by-step solutions
- Esports: Watch livestreams, get the latest news, and more
- Games: Find Sudoku, matching tiles, quizzes, and other quick distractions
The Microsoft Bing Search app is a bit more like a hub for several Microsoft-made tools now. It has built-in Translator functionality, news, a math tool, and a unit converter.