With Halloween coming up fast and hard this weekend, Bing is launching Halloween-related Cortana searches and a spooky Bing map that gives users the locations for haunted houses throughout the US. UK and Canada.
Are you interested in getting dressed up, but don’t have your costume yet? Bing’s got your back, as they recommend asking Cortana, “What should I wear for Halloween?” When I verbally asked Cortana this question, she asked me a series of five questions that helped her narrow down the options, and came down to telling me I should be a cat for Halloween.
For more Halloween fun, there is a new “Guess the horror movie” game that Cortana will play with you while you’re gearing up for the scariest time of the year. All you have to do is use the phrase, “guess the horror movie” to get things started.
the team behind Bing Maps, as mentioned above, is getting into the fun as well, as they are releasing a new spooky map with “frighteningly fun color palette and a new set of Halloween-themed icons” that users can opt in to use. The haunted house locations that Bing provides for users will include those in the US, UK and Canada versions of Bing’s Halloween map.
According to Bing, costume images from e-commerce sites that appear in searches will also include its shopping cart badge to not how many sites have this costume for purchase. Any images of food will also have the recipe badge to help users find recipes for specific Halloween treats.
Finally, Bing has a special Halloween treat planned for its homepage that will release on Halloween day.