Design changes arrive for Microsoft Edge and improvements in Bing searches
Microsoft has set out to improve the style of its two search engines, Bing and Edge. This March has prepared several novelties.
What’s new in Microsoft Edge and Bing is coming this March. Some were already announced a long time ago as the vertical tabs that we will see next. Functions that will be deployed to all users progressively.
Microsoft wants to place its two search engines on the same level as the strongest ones like Google Chrome or Safari. Above all they are focused on the growth of your new browser, Microsoft Edge, which promises to be faster and lighter.
The main novelty Edge is vertical tabs, designed for devices that have elongated screens in 16: 9 formats. They replace the typical horizontal bar at the top and are displayed and hidden as needed to make it easier to read all the information it contains, as they do not overlap as you can see in the following GIF.
From one sidebar to another, Edge’s history also improves and from the main menu we can activate a sidebar on the right side from which to have more comfortable access to all the history. According to Microsoft, this allows you to see the complete list without having to leave the tab in which we are.
Edge will also feature a change to its startup system this month. After launching a feature to sleep tabs that have been idle for a long time and don’t take up memory and CPU, Microsoft announces that your browser will open up to 41 percent faster after restarting the device.
“Initial tests show that start-up times improve from 29% to 41% with this function“says Liat Ben-Zur, a Microsoft executive working on the company’s” Modern Life “initiative. These features will be activated automatically throughout the month of March and promise to offer deeper configuration methods for customizing your our whim the browser.
On the other hand, Bing will present a visual change that aims to give photos more presence in certain searches. With social networks such as Instagram, it has been shown that images can better capture the user’s attention and Bing seems to lean towards this style.
In searches such as cooking recipes or animals, the search engine will prioritize images and page content instead of highlighting the link and title as we are used to. In addition, it will now have an image recognition function with which we can select images or segments and search for similar results. A function similar to Google Lens.