Today we’re launching new intelligent Visual Search
capabilities that build upon the visual technology already in Bing
so you can search the web using your camera. Now you can search, shop, and learn more about your world through the photos you take.
These new Visual Search capabilities are available today in the US on the Bing app
for iOS and Android, and for Microsoft Launcher
(Android only). 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. Just click the camera button to get started:
For example, imagine you see a landmark or flower and want to learn more. Simply take a photo using one of the apps, or upload a picture from your camera roll. Bing will identify the object in question and give you more information by providing additional links to explore.
You can even shop from your photos for fashion and home furnishings. Let’s say you see a friend’s jacket you like, but don’t know its brand or where to purchase. Upload a pic into the app’s search box and Bing will return visually-similar jackets, prices, and details for where to purchase.
We’ll be working hard over the coming months to add more capabilities to Visual Search, so your input on these features is greatly appreciated, as always. We hope you’re as excited by Visual Search as we are!
– The Bing Team