Microsoft Opens Bing Chat To All With New Upgrades

May 4, 2023 - 6:51 am 2 by
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Microsoft had an event yesterday in NYC showing off some new features for Bing Chat, touting some growth figures and announcing it removed the waitlist for the co-pilot feature.

I covered this in more detail on Search Engine Land but honestly, I covered many of these feature announcements on this site already, so you are all familiar with it.

New Features

Here are the updates to Bing Chat:

(1) No more waitlist; just download Edge, sign into your Microsoft account, and go right into Bing Chat.

(2) More visual answers with images, charts, graphs and more - when applicable. We saw this with local results in Bing Chat earlier. Now also for more answers:

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(3) Updated formatting of answers, including math formulas:

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(4) Bing Image Creator is available to over 100 languages in Bing:

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(5) You can upload images and search the web for related content in Bing Chat.

(6) Bing Chat history, saving chats, persistent chats, export chats, share chats and more:

Chat History:

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Persistent Chat:

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Export Chat:

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(7) Plugins with third-party developer support, like with ChatGPT.

And yes, the same plugins as ChatGPT:

Here is an example of OpenTable booking a reservation:

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Here is an infographic from Microsoft with these updates (click to enlarge):

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Here are some of the metrics Microsoft announced in terms of growth since Bing Chat launched 90-days ago:

  • Over half a billion chats
  • Over 200 million images with Bing Image Creator
  • Over 100 million daily active users
  • 4X in daily installs of the Bing mobile app
  • Overall growth of Bing share over the past eight straight quarters

Oh, that includes growth of the Edge browser, which is important.

Forum discussion at Twitter.


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