Facebook has dumped search results from Microsoft’s Bing after the social networking giant earlier this week launched its own tool for finding comments and other information
According to Reuters, Facebook confirmed the move Friday.
Search is vital for Facebook’s 1.35 billion users as they attempt to find friends or locate all kinds of other information on the site.
In a statement to VentureBeat, a Facebook spokesperson said, “We’re not currently showing web search results in Facebook Search because we’re focused on helping people find what’s been shared with them on Facebook.” But, “We continue to have a great partnership with Microsoft in lots of different areas.”
A Microsoft spokesperson told VentureBeat that, “Facebook recently changed its search experience to focus on helping people tap into information that’s been shared with them on Facebook versus a broader set of web results. We continue to partner with Facebook in many different areas.”
The Microsoft spokesperson also noted that Facebook’s move happened “a while ago.”