Download Bing images (once you’ve connected to Facebook)

By Kip Kniskern | In Bing, Featured | Posted October 8, 2012

A few days ago we shared a tip about a new feature of the Bing home page, the ability to download those iconic images.  Well, the feature just showed up here, and it works as expected, with a twist:  If you’ve already associated your Facebook profile with Bing, you’ll get straight to the download dialog, but if not, you’ll have to connect to Facebook first.  Here’s what that experience looks like:

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We just happened to notice the Facebook angle because we were temporarily signed out of Facebook, and our tipster the other day probably was, too.  One other tidbit: you don’t appear to be able to download any of the previous images, only today’s.  Once you do download or open the image, it is watermarked with a Bing logo in the lower right, as you can see:

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No word of the new feature as of yet on the Bing Search blog, so maybe we’re just part of a test, too.  Are you seeing the new download feature?  Is the ability to collect cool images enough to get you to connect Bing to Facebook?  Or are you already connected?

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 11:03 pm
Category: Bing, Featured
Tags: Bing, Facebook, Home Page