Microsoft announces new Visual Search features for Bing on Android and iOS

Microsoft announces new Visual Search features for Bing on Android and iOS
Bing's Visual Search function is getting more improvements this month, Microsoft announced earlier today. If you haven't yet used Visual Search, you might want to know the feature allows Bing users to search, shop and learn more about the world through the photos they take or image they see.

These capabilities are being further expanded by adding Text Transcription, improvements to the Visual Search dialog box, as well as Math Solver. The latter has already made it to iOS devices, but Microsoft promised to bring it to Android later this month.

Math Solver is a brand new feature related to Visual Search, which allows users to solve mathematical equations, including calculus, by simply taking pictures and tapping the Math button positioned in the bottom menu between Auto and Barcode.

Text Transcription is another Visual Search improvement that allows users to copy and search the text they see directly through their camera. Basically, you will be able to take a picture of a phone number to call it directly, add an email to your contacts list, or even visit a website and navigate an address.

Last but not least, Microsoft announced that based on user feedback, it has decided to make searching via image on Bing.com easier by redesigning the Visual Search dialog box. The main improvement is the option to drag and drop an image, either from Bing or your computer's desktop, directly into the image box to search much easier.

source: Microsoft via MSPU

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