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Microsoft appears to be leveraging an Android feature to promote Bing

Microsoft seems to be attempting to get more people to start using Bing, according to a new addition to its Outlook app for Android. As first reported by Android Police, users who have the Outlook app installed on their phones have started to see a new option to perform a Bing search when they highlight text. The tech giant is using the contextual text selection Android feature to do so. The feature lets companies add in custom options to menus that appear when users highlight and select text. Microsoft is using the feature to add an option to the menu that says ‘Bing search’ when users highlight words. The interesting part is that the option doesn’t just appear within the Outlook app, and is seen when selecting text system-wide. T...