On December 16, Microsoft announced that Windows users are now able to initiate Bing visual searches right from the search bar, without having to open a browser. US users will be the first to get the feature during the initial roll out, while international markets will follow shortly after that. Users can submit a full or partial screenshot to search for objects in an image.

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The feature can recognize landmarks, flowers, celebrities, animals, text within images and can be used to find similar products.

Visual search from the Windows search bar is only available for users with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update or newer.

The company has also released an API for developers to incorporate visual search within their own products.

SourceGeorge Nguyen