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Bing may be building a speed test widget within search results

Microsoft looks to be continuing to enhance their Bing search engine. We already know you can bring up direct movie info, showtimes, do math and more. Now, at least, one report suggest that Microsoft is integrating a speed test to measure your bandwidth within search results.

A reader of the site Kabir tweeted a few images displaying widget like speed test app within Bing both on the web and their phone (in this case an iPhone). We were unable to reproduce the results on our devices when typing 'speed test' into Bing. However, like many new features, this could be either rolling out or simply A/B testing by Microsoft.

There is no word on whether this uses SpeedTest.net as the source or is an extension of Microsoft's Network Speed Test app (opens in new tab) available for Windows PC. Either way, if accurate, it sure would be a handy tool for mobile and PC users out there.

Let us know if it works for you in comments.

Thanks, Kabir, for the tip

Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

59 Comments
  • How about providing a simple custom date filter?
  • Even if its not custom, let me at least filter by last year. Currently their is only month, day and hour. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android because I am unfortunately with Sprint
  • +830. It's so difficult trying to find tutorials/code samples for VB2010 with Bing search.
  • One day last year they actually had it working and I thought that I could finally stop using Google. Alas, it was only functional for a couple of hours. Very disappointing.
  • Wow, when did they add that? I've had to stick with Google for my searching because there was no date filter, I just went to Bing.com and saw that they have a date filter. Seems to work, finally!
  • Doesn't working for me. Using UC Browser and in developing country, Indonesia.
  • On the phone? The browser probably doesn't support it. Posted via the Note 4/Nexus 7 (2013)/Lumia 1020/Lumia 2520
  • It Works for me go to Bing.co.in in browser and tired ..L950 in India
  • Not working..Gives me the search results..first one is speedtest.net
  • UC browser? We aren't talking IE/Edge. We know that works. Posted via the Note 4/Nexus 7 (2013)/Lumia 1020/Lumia 2520
  • It's definitely popping up when I type speed test on my L950 in edge with mobile version selected in settings. I'd post a picture but comments don't have picture support.
  • You don't need to post the photo...just give the Imgur or whatever else hyperlink
  • Will be a US only feature though
  • Ironically, a lot of the tips about it are actually non-US, so doubtful.
  • Why doesn't Microsoft offer features to the whole world at the same time? For example, I live in Portugal and I don't get any love from Microsoft - not even Bing Rewards is there! Things like this shouldn't be difficult to implement for us all.
  • The same I keep trying Bing but it is hopless in Australia far too USA biased. It should know by my IP that I am looking for a shop here not in the USA. I an afraid to say that google.com.au is your friend.
  • Are you using a VPN? When I use Bing the results are heavily Australian, even the background image is Australian - todays image from North Avoca, NSW :) You can also have the results just from Australia, of course.
  • Network Speed Test app works on phones too :)
  • Would be great to ask Cortana "what's my internet speed?".
  • Just tried on 640xl using latest insider build, does not show up.
  • This might be a US only thing again.
  • No. The image above clearly shows Airtel, which is an Indian teleco that operates " in 20 countries across South Asia, Africa, and the Channel Islands.". Moreover, I am in the US and cannot see it.
  • Hmm, you're right, strange then. I've tried doing it on a Lumia 635 with and without Wi-Fi still doesn't show.
  • Channel Islands in California?
  • Works for me on my L950 in India!!
  • Hopefully they use a better speed test provider, speediest.net...
  • I've found the most accurate to be speedof.me
  • How could you possibly know which one is the most accurate?
  • The most accurate is the one that gives the highest score.
  • Ot would be better if MS hav given this option in Cortana
  • Works for me in Edge on the mobile Bing site.
  • I'm in the UK, I wish Microsoft would actually advertise Bing. I show it to friends and they absolutely love it, even tho they have never heard of it before.
    Their uk percentage has the potential to really climb if they would spend some money telling ppl it exists.
  • Airtel 4g giving ~7mbps? Where in India is that
  • In Bangladesh most of the time we get 10Mbps under 3G. So it's possible.
  • Airtel 4g gives 20-30 Mbps in all major cities , 7 Mbps is like 3g.
  • I was thinking about bad connection speed in Turkey. So is 20-25mb under 3G good?
  • Everything depends on the BTS load, if many people start using data on a particular BTS then even 4g can start crawling let alone 3g.
  • it's the wifi speed in the first one but i get more than 10mbps consistently on airtel 4g 
  • Cool cool cool!
  • Community reference?
  • Cortana sucks on windows 10 mobile.
  • Works great for me. Maybe it's you.
  • U would be in States that's y
  • So, as I said, it's you, not the software.
  • Yep it works on my Lumia 930 as well on Wi-Fi. It gave accurate results as well.
  • Available in India, used it via ie on WP 8.1, desktop mode ie also supports this widget.
  • Heck yeah
  • This would be awesome if implemented well. And globally; countries other than US should also have it.
  • For now it seems it only works outside US!!
  • I'm inside the US and it works fine on my Lumia 950
  • Microsoft has been doing a pretty decent job ramping up their efforts of including relevant content and answers on the search page the past few months, making it so you don't have to open links as often. It seems to be working pretty well, especially with efforts like Bing Distill to crowdsource such answers and information.
  • Seeing the widget on edge on my Lumia 640 latest slow ring build.
  • I've got it...lumia icon
  • Worked on my Android Phone... 143Mbps down 35Mbps up... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • No workie on mobile in canada.
  • Working for me on Lumia 950 XL UK with US set as my region (I cannot stand the British bimbos used for Cortana).
    Works whether I type it with or without the space, though it's higher up on the results without it.
  • Not working in Desktop IE 11 nor Chrome here in Canada.
  • I'm getting this in the edge browser on my pc.
    Shared files from OneDrive http://1drv.ms/1nd5lns
  • another good one, testmy.net