Microsoft announced this week that the company’s Bing Maps have been updated to improve the sharing and directional options of the mapping service.
Microsoft has expanded the way Bing Maps users can share maps from their PC or mobile. The company has added some features to its Share button in the upper right corner of maps. From the menu you can:
- Send the URL: Links will be shortened using Microsoft’s “binged.it” domain
- Post to Facebook and Twitter: Bing Maps can now easily share directions, places, and more on Facebook and Twitter with one click
- Say it with SMS: If you’re in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, or Italy you can send search results and driving directions directly to mobile phones via SMS using this feature
Microsoft has also improved its directions in Bing Maps. “We did this by adding inline editing, making the route steps easier to read, and simplifying available buttons,” explains Microsoft’s Dan Polivy in a blog post on Tuesday. “With the new inline editing capability directions page, you can now modify your destinations without having to go back to the edit section.”
Both Bing Maps changes are rolling out this week.