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Microsoft Opens Bing Chat GPT-4 AI Search to Everyone, Removing Waitlists

The waitlist to test Bing Chat is now removed, allowing anyone to test the GPT-4 chatbot search AI in preview.

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It has been around six weeks since Microsoft launched Bing Chat, its new engine powered by 's ChatGPT. Since then, the AI went through a shaky start but through several updates has improved a lot. With the new GPT-4 AI engine now powering , is confident of the quality of the search tool.

And it seems that the preview waitlists that have been a part of the service since launch are now lifted. Since that first introduction, Bing Chat has been available in limited preview. Users needed to go on a waitlist to be able to gain access to the chatbot.

Over a million signed up in the first week and millions more over the last month. Microsoft has been matching improvements to the AI with incremental increases in how much people can use the new Bing. The company has increased the number of sessions and turns per day several times in the last two weeks.

Users can now have 10 separate sessions with 15 turns per session each day. Furthermore, Microsoft has been working to grant access to more people on the waitlist. It now seems the waitlist has been removed entirely.

No More Waiting

Windows Central spotted that there was no waitlist anymore. I used tried several times across various Microsoft accounts and I can confirm this seems to be the case. To find out for sure, I asked the AI itself, and you can see the results above.

Now when you go to bing.com/new and hit “join waitlist2 you will get instant access to Bing Chat.

You will need to sign in with a Microsoft account and use Microsoft Edge. However, while the waitlist is down, Microsoft's communications director Caitlin Roulston says the following:

“During this preview period, we are running various tests which may accelerate access to the new Bing for some users. We remain in preview and you can sign up at Bing.com.”

This means Microsoft could reverse this decision as it continues to tweak the experience and decided what's best for the preview.

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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.