As part of the latest series of updates to Bing’s search engine, Microsoft today announced a new enhancement to its “Liked” search results feature. Originally introduced in November of this year, the “Liked” feature shows users which of their friends have “liked” relevant search results.
The recent enhancement has expanded the results to include more sites. In addition, “Starting today, if your search results include a specific link that has also been ‘liked’ by someone in your Facebook network the link will be highlighted as ‘Liked’ within Bing,” wrote Paul Yiu, Group Program Manager at Bing, on a company blog.
“This gets especially interesting for a query like ‘Xbox’ where my friend ‘Liked’ the ‘Kinect’ site and while our algorithms didn’t feel it was relevant enough to make it the ‘answer’ we reference above, we are still able to indicate that my friend liked that link that happened to show up within the results.”