Bing now includes tweets and celebrity Twitter handles in search results (US)

As part of their previously announced partnership with Twitter, Microsoft has now added a new feature to its Bing search service that will allow at least some of its users to search directly for tweets and also celebrity Twitter handles.

The new feature, which appears to be restricted to just the U.S. for the time being, allows people to search for a Twitter hashtag in the search box – such as "#windowsphone" – to then see the top tweets in the search results.

Bing will also let users find specific Twitter accounts. It states:

"Say you are looking for Ashton Kutcher's Twitter handle and start typing '@a' in the Search box on Bing. You will see top suggestions for Twitter handles that match your input along with additional info that shows up on hover, to help you quickly find the right person."

Bing Tweets

Microsoft has also extended its celebrity search features in Bing to include the top content currently published on Twitter in its search results.

What do you think of this new way to find Twitter messages in Bing and will it be useful to Microsoft in its quest to take some search market share away from Google?

Source: Bing blog

John Callaham
  • Bing bing bing...
  • Available in just the USA USA USA I'm tired of this one country crap Microsoft...
  • Thanks for the link but it thinks about it, then sends me to Bing UK on my phone, might work on a PC I suppose but I still use Google on that...
  • can't agree more. i never hear google say this. duck you microsoft, getting really annoying.
  • Even in India it's showing
  • You might have changed phone region ... Showing for me too...
  • No my phone region is India only. As I typed @a it gave me suggestions. Nothing more than that
  • Yes its True.. It's Available In INDIA Too...
  • Again... without any surpises... Only for US
  • if you want to use the US search engine outside of the US, just click on
  • or how about use a searh engine that actually does not suck outside the US:
  • Bing sucks outside of US. So untill Microsoft release BING to the rest of the world, I'll stick to Google.
  • U have yahoo and duck duck go also
  • Don't use google I recommend you to use Alta Vista.
  • US only again and again and again and again
  • and again and again... :(
  • And again...
  • As long as it just doesn't appear in normal Bing searches in ok. Otherwise this will get old and annoying fast for me.
  • Same here, seeing as how I don't use Twitter... Then again, I hardly ever use Bing search, seeing as how it never seems to find what I'm looking for, unlike Google. Maybe they should try making a quality product instead of adding gimmicks...
  • what exactly are you looking for on Bing that is not found but is found on Google?   I use Bing 100% at work and i find it much better, much less spam links and pages to get what i need and i Bign all sorts of esoteric algorithm and linux stuff for work.
  • I wish Microsoft's partnership with Twitter would extend to updating the Windows Phone Twitter app, last updated seven months ago, and the Windows 8 Twitter app which I'm not sure has seen any updates since release!
  • So true.. The Windows 8 app takes about 30 secs for starting on my Surface! Annoying.
  • Twitter is being very lazy
  • #i7
  • Waiting for previous features available in my country. Not even suggestion is available right now.
  • Who told its not available outside U.S...
    I've my Phone with INDIAN region & its working...
    And my time zone & region settings are under INDIAN region Only...
  • Fed up of this USA thing.......bloody hell
  • Anyway to disable this and image results in text search? When I search something, I just want the text result. The problem is because these popups annoy the hell out of you when you do research.
  • They also show song lyrics now. Amazing. WPC App for Android- Lenovo IdeaTab A3000
  • Fck Bing, MS and USA.  Cortana only for the US only (OK England, Canada, Australia ??), Swype keyboard - english support only. Bing rewards and contests, new maps - U.S only. Surface Pro 3 U.S, xBone the same (I had to order it from Germany), Lumia Icon U.S only.  what the hell should that mean ? am starting to be angry on MS why are they ignoring Eastern Europe completely ? Why should I want MS when MS doesnt want me ?? S*it
  • Umm... you have some issues.  Surface Pro 3 is not US only.  Xbox One is not US only.  Lumia Icon has an equilavent international version under a different name. They are not ignoring Eastern Europe.  They are based in the U.S., so they have to test out their products out on a select market before bringing it to the masses.  Also, if you read the previous Bing article it said their priority now is on bringing Bing worldwide support since Cortana, and key features in Windows and Windows Phone depends on it.
  • If these bloody people want everything first for USA then go and sell your phones only in USA......
  • US Only again! If Google and Apple did everything US only they would not be where they are right now.
  • Agree
  • It's working here in Canada.  Also, see the previous article with for Bing's priority now on international.
  • Glad is working for you in Canada, sadly here in UK though English speaking country we still receive many various services/features much later from Microsoft, mainly Bing is a big issue here and this is coming from a dedicated Microsoft device, service and software user/admin.
  • Again US
  • The problem is in the title, US only. They really need to hurry up and get all of Bing out to the rest of the world.
  • expect nothing before 2018 they just hired a newbie to get it started, o wait, they still search someone you know how those projects go.. stratup.. blabla .. testing...blabla...testing and in 2020 it might work as good as google in your country.
  • Troll comment. They actually hired a senior person to manage it WORLDWIDE.  It's their priority right now, you obviously didn't read the post.  It's also coming sooner than later because of the dependency of Bing's data and services with Cortana, and key features in Windows and Windows Phone.
  • Yeah, no thanks. Good thing I dont search for celebrity garbage.
  • It's not just for celebrities....  It's for any 'verified' twitter handles.  It could be companies, significant figures, etc.
  • Finally, my fans can find me.
  • Yeah, I noticed this a few days ago.  Cool.
  • Stuff like that shouldn't be limited to the US only that's really silly, that's why so many people don't use bing as the best features are omg available in America. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Wow Bing is looking really good!  Much more fresh and sleek compared to Google's search results, and better results too (at least here in Canada).
  • Ha! Usa! How about the other country?
  • why everything usa only? i mean, the figures of windowsphone arent that great in the us of a, but they get all the sweet stuff! 0_0