Bing Snapshot gets an update - helps you differentiate between rappers and dog breeds

A few months ago Microsoft’s Bing search engine introduced a new feature known as Snapshot, which added the ability to instantly see snippets of information about a search query before submitting it. At first Snapshot only supported people searches (which Microsoft accounted for 10% of all searches). Today, the company is expanding Snapshot with new auto-suggest categories.

Bing will now be able to bring up Snapshot information when users are searching for people, brands, movies, albums, places, software, sports teams, animal species, and more. The search engine is able to make a smart distinction wen users search for an ambiguous term. Take for example the word “pitbull”, we might be searching for the rapper or the dog breed.

For search results that may yield multiple choices such as “Harry Potter”, choices are displayed. In this example a user can select between the literary series, character, or films.

Snapshots new expanded ability’s should be available to all users, so head over to and try them out today.

What do you think about the Bing snapshot feature?

Source: Bing Blogs

Michael Archambault