Microsoft has announced that it is rolling out a design revamp to Bing to make it quicker and easier for users to search the web. The company plans to make Bing “slicker” and “cleaner” in an effort to make our search results clearer so that you can find exactly what you’re looking for a whole lot faster.
Peter Maxmin, head of Bing U.K., says there’s more to life than search:
“Most of us would like to spend less time searching for information online, as, let’s face it, there is more to life than search. We want to make your search experience quicker and easier so you can get on with the important stuff.”
The first thing you’ll notice is Bing’s new homepage, which has been given a cleaner design that allows for a much larger homepage image. When you start searching, you’ll also notice that the information that once appeared down the left-hand side of the page has now gone, and that the spacing between search results has been increased.
This improves readability, optimizes the page for touch-based devices, and makes it easier to “scan the page and quickly find the information you want,” according to Microsoft.
The company has also made some changes under the hood — which you won’t notice straight away — that should make pages load faster and improve relevance:
The new experience is more than skin-deep. You will also notice faster page-load times and improved relevance under the hood. After all, Bing’s goal is to help you spend less time searching and more time doing. Changing how Bing looks is the next big step in doing just that.
Microsoft says the update to Bing is rolling out from today, so you should see it before the end of the week.