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We’re constantly looking for ways to make Bing Bar more useful. The primary way we do this is based on how you are using the product- which features are used most, which aren’t being used. You’ve told us that you love the clean look, convenience, and quick performance of Bing Bar. You also told us that the app buttons we delivered in Bing Bar 7.0 and subsequent releases were valuable and useful.
Today we are excited to release Bing Bar 7.1. This new release, based on your feedback, provides richer access to your social connections, new entertainment options, and updated versions of the most popular Bing Bar apps.
Below is a snapshot of the new features and benefits shipping with Bing Bar 7.1, which new users can download at the Bing Bar page on Discover Bing. If you’re already a user of Bing Bar 7.0, you’ll get the upgrade automatically delivered to you over the next few months. Can’t wait? You can always upgrade manually via the link on Discover Bing.
Note that not all features are available in all markets, but we’re working to expand our app offerings on a global basis. There are countless other improvements throughout Bing Bar 7.1 regarding notifications, configurability, and performance. We love hearing from you so keep the feedback coming, and look out for new apps in the coming months.
- John Licata, Bing Bar Team
This is all very nice but the ONLY reason I keep using the Google Toolbar is because it allows me to access my Google Bookmarks from multiple devices.
When are we going to see an option for Bing Bookmarks? That would seal the deal for me.
How do I turn off the instant answers lookup of my search terms - it is SO SLOW!!! And takes forever for the search start.
I am glad to see this because I'm slowly moving away from Google, I'm rooting for Bing big-time. Google trie to dig into our privacy too much. I'm gonna test out the Bing Bar.
Great review of the ‘New Bing Bar 7.1’. I was really surprised to see the new features added after the previous update too! ’Slacker Radio’ really got my attention. Thanks!
djbaxter...I would switch over to Xmarks. Allows you to use any browser to keep track of your bookmarks...and that in lies the beauty. You are not "locked" into a particular browser. Good luck!
I too would like to see some kind of bookmarks for the Bing toolbar. That is the primary reason I use Google toolbar. If Bing came out with something like that I would switch.
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