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Microsoft showcases a subtle change to the Bing autosuggest feature

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In an official Bing blog post, Microsoft showcases a subtle new change to the Bing autosuggest feature, which is now much faster to complete your search query than before. In the technical blog post, Microsoft mentions how they looked at patterns and behavior to create the best autosuggest feature on Bing.

“At Bing there is no finish line, we are continuously looking for ways to improve the search experience. Sometimes the changes we make are bold and obvious, other times they are simple things that can go a long way to help you get more done. Today we’re showcasing a subtle change and the interaction design behind it. Specifically, we’ve made it faster to search by completing your query when we’re confident we really know what you’re looking for,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post. Microsoft designed the autosuggest feature around the idea of being simple and intuitive. According to the software giant, the interaction of the search autosuggest feature should feel natural and instinctive when you need and it easy to work around it when you don’t need it. Microsoft mentions that Google search confuses users when a search query is being made, as it creates confusion as to which topic is being search for exactly.. the search query or the suggested query. Microsoft mentions that Bing has a better more efficient philosophy, which involves autocompleting a query with suggestions but these suggestions are highlighted can easily be removed by hitting space or backspace.

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