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Microsoft: Bing Chat V96 Now Available to All Preview Users

Microsoft also says that it is approving many Bing Chat waitlist requests daily as the chatbot search engine moves with v96.


has issued a state-of-play announcement for its new Bing Chat AI search engine. Specifically, the company says all users testing the preview of new Bing are on the latest v96 version of the search engine. Furthermore, Microsoft adds that it is still approving “lots” of users who are on the waitlist.

Now, Microsoft has said that everybody is now on Bing Chat v96, which is an upgraded version of the chat. According to the company, this newest version of the AI search engine brings improvements and the ability to set the tone for chats.

Aside from that, Microsoft does not say what those improvements are because there is no official changelog. The company says all users testing Bing Chat are now on v96, although there is no way for users to confirm this because Bing does not display the version number.

As for the feature that allows users to set a tone for chat, this tool initially made its debut last week when Bing Chat on Skype landed on mobile. It is now available on the normal search engine on desktop, but is still not available for the Bing Chat for Edge browser extension.

Expanding Approvals

Bing Chat is still not widely available, even as a preview. Microsoft continues to keep a locked policy and users must enter a waitlist to test the search engine. After seeing the waitlist surge to 1 million within days of launch, Microsoft now says millions of people want to use Bing Chat.

Bing VP for Growth took to Twitter to confirm the company continues to approve “lots (lots!)” of people daily:

Microsoft has recently been making tweaks to improve Bing Chat. After its release earlier this month, the chatbot was offering incorrect or bizarre results. Microsoft announced it was putting limits on its new Bing Chat AI search engine.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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