Bing Maps Makes Sharing Maps And Directions Easier

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Today Bing Maps team announced two new updates for Bing Maps. First one is the updated sharing feature for Maps. You can now share maps through twitter, Facebook or send to mobile in single click. Second is the simplified process for finding directions between places.

On Sharing,

  • Send the URL: The URL links are shorter, thanks to our “binged.it” domain. But if you’re more of a traditionalist, just click the “Show full URL” link to see the expanded version.
  • Post to Facebook and Twitter: You can now easily share your results, directions, places, and more on Facebook and Twitter with one click (well…technically two, but who’s counting?).
  • 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. Simply click the Send/Mobile links attached to eligible business listings, popups, and direction results, enter your phone number, and click ‘Send’. Message and data rates may apply to receive messages.

On Directions,

We’ve streamlined our directions to make it more intuitive and reduce the steps required to modify your routes or switch between multiple route edits. We did this by adding inline editing, making the route steps easier to read, and simplifying available buttons. With the new inline editing capability directions page, you can now modify your destinations without having to go back to the edit section.

Read more at Bing Blog.

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  • Anonymous

    Cool beans.

  • http://www.twitter.com/wixostrix WixosTrix

    This is nice.  Now if only it were possible to edit routes, or simply get an alternative route for directions on Maps for Windows Phone.  While they’re at it, they should add transit directions too.