Do you spend a lot of time in Facebook? If so, Bing has just released a new app that can get you caught up on the latest news, follow trends, and set up your own categories to keep you up on all the latest, all from within Facebook and powered by Bing.
The new Facebook app, called My Bing News, was released as a beta yesterday, according to a post on the Bing Search blog:
My Bing News will automatically pull the most important stories based on your interests from sources across the web into a personal My News homepage tailored just for you.
Integration with Facebook makes it easy to check the news while you’re checking in on your friends, and easy to share what you find with others.
You’re in control over what and how you share. You can share and comment on an individual article, or, if you choose, enable sharing as you subscribe to topics and read stories. It’s up to you.
To try it out, just install the app, which will then appear in your list of apps on the left hand sidebar within Facebook, and check it out:
As you can see, you can easily set up your own news categories, or just check “Everything” for the latest news.
We have to say, this is a really good looking app, although it may be buried a bit within Facebook. Still, if we remember, we’ll be checking out the latest Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 news whenever we check in on the latest cat pictures on our Facebook Timeline!