It was late August that we started to notice some changes to Bing search on Windows Phone 8. The Local results pivot was notable in that it merged into the redesigned Web search. Now we’re getting reports of the Local pivot returning to Bing on Windows Phone.
We’ve been seeing reports the past few days of the Local tab returning. We’re now seeing it ourselves and decided to see how widespread this is. We’re still seeing local results in to the Web section of Bing search on Windows Phone, but you can swipe to the side to see just local results.
We’re not sure why the Local tab is back, but we’ve reached out to Microsoft for clarification. It is the weekend, so we don’t expect to hear anything until Monday. In the meantime, let us know if you’re now seeing the Local tab back on Bing search.
Thanks for the tip andy.h and everybody else!