Bing Integrates Pinterest Sharing Into Its Image Search

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Bing users can now easily share the images they find with their friends on Pinterest. Starting today, Bing’s image search will feature the standard Pinterest ‘Pinit’ button on every photo details page, so the integration isn’t all that deep, but according to Microsoft, this will save avid Pinterest users “some of the hassles they face” when they try to “hunt down original, high-resolution images.”

Bing Integrates Pinterest Sharing Into Its Image Search

One nice aspect of the new “Pin to Pinterest” feature is that it automatically gives credit to the right source and links back to the high-resolution source and not to Bing itself. Microsoft also says that its advanced search features will make it easier for Pinterest users to find images and sort them by size, color, layout, and more. Otherwise, this is a pretty straightforward integration without any major frills.

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Bing has always put a strong emphasis on social, thanks to its deep integration with Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social networks.

It’ll be interesting to see if the Bing team is planning to take this Pinterest integration beyond this relatively basic feature and allow users to search their pinboards on Bing or highlight your friends’ boards when you use search queries that could be related to a given pinboard. It does this with other services, after all, and somebody’s curated Pinterest board wouldn’t look out of place next to the Facebook photos Bing already shows in its social sidebar.