Why we should care
Since the new, evergreen Bingbot is based off of the Chromium platform — the same platform as Google’s Chrome browser and Googlebot — SEOs and developers should have an easier time getting their pages crawled by both search engines without having to research or troubleshoot for each particular crawler.
More on the announcement
- Bing’s transition to Edge will be occurring over the next few months.
- The company may change Bingbot’s user agent to allow rendering on some sites.
- The next version of Microsoft Edge will adopt the Chromium open source project.
- Microsoft announced its intent to contribute to the Chromium open source project and integrate it into the desktop version of its Edge browser in December 2018.