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Bing Maps: Introducing Shorter URLs, Easier Sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Inlined Editing to Directions, Expanded “Send to Mobile”

Bing Maps has received an update today, that now lets you easily share your maps. Announcing the update Dan Polivy, Senior Program Manager Bing Maps says “We’ve enhanced and expanded the ways you can share your Bing Maps results from your PC by introducing shorter URLs, expanded “send to mobile” functionality, and easier sharing to Facebook and Twitter.”

Polivy notes “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 — by adding inline editing. With the new inline editing capability directions page, you can now modify your destinations without having to go back to the edit section.”

Bing Maps: Directions with inline editing

To get started, simply click the Share button located in the upper right corner of the
map (), or the “Send” link next to any search result. From here you can:

  • The URL links are shorter using “binged.it” domain. Clicking Send the URL link shows the expanded version.
  • With just once click, you can now easily share your results, directions, places, and more on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Users in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, or Italy can now 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,” informs Polivy.

Bing Maps: Share Maps Results

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