Bing home page downloads is (officially) back

By Kip Kniskern | Posted November 8, 2012 18 comments

A few weeks ago some tipsters noticed the ability to download a home page image from www.Bing.com, which was apparently being flight tested among some, but not all of us.  Then it disappeared, and a full page image icon appeared instead.

Now today, according to a post on the Bing Search blog, the functionality is back, this time for good:

Now when you visit Bing you’ll see a download icon at the right hand side of your screen.

Simply click on the button, connect with Facebook and you can download the image to your computer. We also offer a new way for you to view the homepage in full-screen mode, by clicking the intersecting arrows.

So if you want to keep that favorite home page image, just click on the download icon, but as we noted earlier, you’ll have to be connected to Facebook, that still holds true:

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It doesn’t look like the folks at Bing are quite done testing new stuff, either.  Thanks to a tip from Ray (thanks!, and remember we welcome tips and feedback of all kinds!), it looks like Bing is trying to feature more information about the daily image, this time using an orange box:

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Clicking on the orange box opens up more information, as you’d expect:

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Anyone else notice anything new about Bing?

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 11:08 am
Category: Bing
Tags: Bing, Home Page
  • http://twitter.com/dustbeta Dustin Schultz

    Too bad I can’t use this feature since I don’t have a Facebook account. That is the dumbest thing ever.

  • http://twitter.com/dustbeta Dustin S.

    Too bad I can’t use this feature since I don’t have a Facebook account. That is the dumbest thing ever.

  • http://www.andrewtechhelp.com/ Andrew Tech Help

    Ok, so the Facebook requirement is a weird way to make this US only, because here on Bing Australia, you can’t connect your Facebook account to Bing…

  • http://www.andrewtechhelp.com/ Andrew Tech Help

    Ok, so the Facebook requirement is a weird way to make this US only, because here on Bing Australia, you can’t connect your Facebook account to Bing…

  • Pete K

    I’m with Dustin on this.
    I’d be more likely to FB connect if it didn’t feel like a dangling carrot.

    • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

      Take a look at these articles.

  • Pete K

    I’m with Dustin on this.
    I’d be more likely to FB connect if it didn’t feel like a dangling carrot.

    • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

      Take a look at these articles.

  • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

    You guys know that you can get the image without having to sign in via Facebook right? I just use my web inspector to grab the image. It might not be the highest res image, but I don’t have a Facebook account and I will not make one just to download Bing wallpapers.

    Besides, I’m sure that people have a site out there that grabs these wallpapers for us.

    • http://www.LiveSide.net Kip Kniskern – LiveSide.net

      Our friend Long Zheng has been collecting Bing Images for quite a while at his Bing Image Archive http://www.istartedsomething.com/bingimages/, including images from a number of countries or regions – you can download them from there:

      • Guest

        See — I knew that someone had a stash of them somewhere :)

      • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

        If you can, I would appreciate it if you guys share this to your readers. There is always a way to get the images and videos unofficially — ex by not connecting your Facebook account.
        http://www.techmansworld.com/search/label/Bing

  • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

    You guys know that you can get the image without having to sign in via Facebook right? I just use my web inspector to grab the image. It might not be the highest res image, but I don’t have a Facebook account and I will not make one just to download Bing wallpapers.

    Besides, I’m sure that people have a site out there that grabs these wallpapers for us.

    • http://www.LiveSide.net Kip Kniskern – LiveSide.net

      Our friend Long Zheng has been collecting Bing Images for quite a while at his Bing Image Archive http://www.istartedsomething.com/bingimages/, including images from a number of countries or regions – you can download them from there:

      • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

        See — I knew that someone had a stash of them somewhere :)

      • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

        If you can, I would appreciate it if you guys share this to your readers. There is always a way to get the images and videos unofficially — ex by not connecting your Facebook account.
        http://www.techmansworld.com/search/label/Bing