Social networking giant Facebook has ended its four-year-long relationship with tech major Microsoft by announcing its disassociation with the Bing search engine.
Bing, a search engine from Microsoft, has been unfriended by Facebook under its new search update regime carried.
In a statement, a Facebook spokesman said the move was prompted by a shift in focus aimed at allowing the users find what has been shared with them on the social site.
“We’re not currently showing web search results in Facebook Search because we’re focused on helping people find what’s been shared with them on the site,” said the spokesperson.
But Microsoft said that it will continue owning a little but valuable stake in Facebook. Both the companies expressed commitment toward supporting each other in different sectors.
Releasing a statement, Microsoft said, “Facebook recently changed its search experience to focus on helping people tap into information that’s been shared with them on Facebook vs. a broader set of Web results.”
Facebook is currently undergoing various search updation to make the hunt of posts and images on the site easier for its users.
Meanwhile, the tech experts have termed the pseudo-breakup as both surprising and expected. According to them, Facebook is developing its own search mechanism which is primarily focused on making users find their required information within its social network.