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Bing Maps Expands Sharing, Editing Options

Bing has added new options for editing and sharing inside of Bing Maps.

The “Send” link on a Maps search result now has an option to send a business listing to a mobile phone via SMS. This is available to users in the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Italy.


There’s also a “Share” link in the upper right of the map view, and that now has a couple new options that allow sharing of a map link on Facebook and Twitter.


There’s also a new short URL feature that uses Bing’s Binged.it domain. You can see that on Bing’s screenshot above, but I’m not seeing it in action right now on Bing Maps for some reason.

Also rolling out in the next few days is a feature that Bing is calling “Get There.” Bing described this feature as something that will allow for inline editing of directions between two or more points on the map. It’s not really clear how this will work from the description in Bing’s blog post, so we’ll have to wait until the feature rolls out more widely to see how it works.

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