Microsoft is today rolling out a new update to its search
engine Bing, and the update adds the visual search feature. The
new Visual Search capabilities for the Bing is available on
Android, iOS, and is coming soon to Bing.com
Microsoft’s Bing app for Android and iOS now allows you to use
your phone camera to learn more about your world. You can take
photos from your phone’s camera to search, shop, and more.
For example, if you come across a flower while travelling, and
you would like to learn more about it, all you would need to do
is click a photo of the object and Bing will identify the
object in question. Microsoft’s Bing will give you more
information by providing additional links to explore.
In addition to identifying objects, you’ll be also able to shop
from your photos for fashion and home furnishings. All you
would need to do is upload a pic of the product and Bing will
identify the product, and return a search result with
similar products along with additional details.
It’s worth noting that the feature is available in the US only,
and Microsoft plans to add more capabilities to Visual
Search in the coming weeks or months.
“They’ll also begin rolling out today for Microsoft Edge
for Android, and will be coming soon to Microsoft Edge for
iOS and Bing.com,” Microsoft said in a blog post.
You can try out the new Visual Search capabilities on
the Bing app for iOS and Android. It’s also available
in Microsoft Launcher for Android, again in the US only.