Microsoft Rolls Out Bing Chat for Third-Party Browsers

Microsoft Rolls Out Bing Chat for Third-Party Browsers

News by Roberto OrosaRoberto Orosa
Published: August 08, 2023

Microsoft is finally rolling out Bing Chat, its artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, for third-party browsers like Google Chrome and Apple's Safari in celebration of its first six months since public launch.

"This next step in the journey allows Bing to showcase the incredible value of summarized answers, image creation, and more, to a broader array of people," it explained in a blog post published on Monday.

Last week, the tech giant reportedly tested the rollout of its AI chatbot in Safari and Chrome, with users receiving a pop-up prompting the use of Bing. 

While Microsoft has made its AI tool more accessible, it also comes with limitations.

According to the users that took part in the test run, the character count for the chatbot was slashed in half and supported only up to five messages per conversation.

Additionally, the company encouraged users to use Bing in Microsoft Edge to "experience the best browser for Bing and get the full breadth of features."

In line with its six-month celebration, the company also introduced new features like multimodal visual search in chat, which lets users input images into chat and prompt Bing with related questions.

Additionally, Bing will also introduce the much-awaited dark mode, and a new feature called Bing Chat Enterprise, which is Bing made for organizations "complete with verifiable answers and citations as well as commercial data protection." 

"With Bing Chat Enterprise, user and business data are protected and will not leak outside the organization. What goes in—and comes out—remains protected," it concluded.

Edited by Nikola Djuric

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