Microsoft continues to refine the search experience on its Bing site. That includes trying to find Internet videos. The company now has some new features on Bing designed to help users find the video clip they are looking for, as well as offer more information on those videos.
Here's what Microsoft says Bing users can expect when they search for videos with the new layout:
- Bigger images - We increased the size of the video thumbnail in our search results, giving an expanded view of the video and making it easier to find the video you want to watch.
- More information before you watch - Additional information has been added to the video search page like channel, upload date, and view count.
- "Hero" answers for songs - When you search for a song, we display an enlarged thumbnail image, or "hero", for that song. The hero is chosen based on the top result and relevance to your search. The hero video will play in place or you can click through to the source of the video to watch it there.
- Related searches are easier to explore - All of the related searches have been moved inline with your original search, so as you scroll through the page you'll have some ideas of what to search for next to help refine your search results. When you hit the bottom of the page, you'll get even more suggestions and the option to see more video search results. These updates improve touch-friendliness and scale better to tablets and other smaller screens.