Bing Search APIs

Web, image, video and news search APIs for your app

Make your apps, web pages and other experiences smarter and more engaging with the Bing Search APIs. Harness the same knowledge used by hundreds of millions of people, as well as the industry’s technology leaders, today.

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Bing Web Search API

Get enhanced search details from billions of web documents

Retrieve web documents indexed by Bing and narrow down the results by result type, freshness and more. Try out the demo. Submit a query via the Search box or click one of the examples.

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Result and answer ranking

Search results and answers can be ranked and arranged to fit your layout.

Instant answers

Use relevant Bing answers, including image, video, news, calculator and time zone.

Location and market-aware results

Results are customised to the location or market of the user. The location or market can be determined implicitly (via IP address) or configured explicitly.

Safe search and adult intent

Customise the safe-search level of the results. Response also includes an adult intent flag, specified as a true or false value.

Spelling suggestions

Get spelling suggestions for queries when Bing is confident of a misspelling.

Related searches

Help users discover more search options with a list of related queries.

Bing Image Search API

Search for images and get comprehensive results

Scour the web for images. Results include thumbnails, full image URLs, publishing website info, image metadata and more. Try out the demo. Submit a query via the Search box or click one of the examples.

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Image insights

Image metadata includes machine-generated captions, visually similar images, shopping and recipe sources, related image searches and more.

Image search filters

Narrow search results with filters, including image type, layout, freshness and licence.

Trending images

Customise a feed of trending images from around the world.

Bing Video Search API

Search for videos and get comprehensive results

Find videos across the web. Results provide useful metadata, including creator, encoding format, video length, view count and more. Try out the demo. Submit a query via the Search box or click one of the examples.

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Enhanced results

Harness useful metadata about videos, such as publisher and creator info, encoding format, source view count, video length, quality and more.

Video preview thumbnails

Get visually enriched search results that include a static or motion (animated GIF) thumbnail.

Video search filters

Narrow results by freshness, video length, resolution and price.

Trending videos

Customise a feed of trending videos from around the world.

Bing News Search API

Search for news and get comprehensive results

Search the web for news articles. Results include details such as authoritative image of the news article, related news and categories, provider info, article URL and date added. Try out the demo. Submit a query via the Search box or click one of the examples.

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News topics

Categorise news searches by topics, such as world, politics, sport and more.

Trending news and topics

Customise trending news from around the world by category and region.

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Teach your apps to understand commands from your users

Bing Spell Check API

Detecting and correcting spelling mistakes in your app

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Use the power of predictive language models trained on web-scale data

Text Analytics API PREVIEW

Easily evaluate sentiment and topics to understand what users want

Translator Text API

Easily conduct automatic text translation with a simple REST API call

Bing Speech API PREVIEW

Convert speech to text and back again to understand user intent

Custom Speech Service PREVIEW

Overcome speech recognition barriers like speaking style, background noise and vocabulary

Bing Spell Check API

Detecting and correcting spelling mistakes in your app

Speaker Recognition API PREVIEW

Use speech to identify and authenticate individual speakers

Translator Speech API

Easily conduct real-time speech translation with a simple REST API call

Recommendations API PREVIEW

Predict and recommend items that your customers want

Academic Knowledge API PREVIEW

Tap into the wealth of academic content in the Microsoft Academic Graph

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