In February, Bing announced the new version of Bing Webmaster Tools. Yesterday at SMX London, Fabrice Canel of Microsoft announced three new features that migrated over to the tool. The three features that were migrated from the old to the new version of Bing Webmaster Tools include url submission, block url, and crawl control.
Plus, Fabrice said that all of the migration from the old to the new Bing Webmaster Tools should be completed by July 2020. So you know, Google still has not migrated all the features from the old Google Search Console to the new one and that process started a few years ago.
— Barry Schwartz (@rustybrick) May 19, 2020
FYI – Fabrice retweeted this tweet and he said this at SMX London yesterday morning.
Here are the new features migrated to the new version of Bing Webmaster Tools:
URL Submission Screen Shot:
Block URL Screen Shot:
Crawl Control Screen Shot:
Plus Bing also announced that Bing Webmaster APIs can now also be accessed through OAuth2.0 to enable delegated access to registered site owner’s data. The OAuth option is present in the new portal in the “API Access” section under Settings in the header bar. The existing users of Bing Webmaster APIs will not have to change anything as validation through API keys are also operational. You can check more details for accessing APIs through OAuth here.
Forum discussion at Twitter.