Bing Search by Microsoft is the most popular alternative to Google Search. And now it’s set to get better. In it’s latest update, Bing Search has added two new features – a QR Code scanner and Image Search.
The new features are part of Bing Search’s Visual Search. Visual Search allows you to:
- Search images using an image from your phone gallery
- Search image by taking a picture with your phone camera
- Complete an action by scanning a QR Code
The QR Code scanning feature works just like a QR Code scanning app. So if you already have Bing on your phone or if you have a Windows-based device, no need to download a dedicated app.
I believe Bing Search has made this move to acknowledge the increased awareness and scanning of QR Codes amongst consumers, especially in China. Recent reports suggest that Microsoft itself is using a QR Code on its Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10.