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Bing Chat Gains Copy/Share/Export Options and Opens to Non-Microsoft Account Holders

Microsoft’s latest of Bing Chat makes it available without log in, while users can now copy, share, and export conversations.

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's Bing Chat is getting some important upgrades this week. According to the company, there is now access to the AI search chatbot without needing a Microsoft Account. Elsewhere, the company announced today that it is rolling out the ability to copy, share, and export chat conversations to all users who have access to the open preview version of .

The new features are designed to make it easier for users to save and share their chat interactions with Bing Chat, whether they want to use them for personal or professional purposes. For example, users can copy a chat conversation to their clipboard and paste it into another app, such as Word or OneNote. They can also share a chat conversation with others via email or platforms, such as Twitter or . Alternatively, they can export a chat conversation as a PDF or HTML file and download it to their device.

To access these features, users need to sign in to the new Bing or Edge with their Microsoft account and click on the Bing (discovery) button in the top-right corner of the browser. Then they need to click on the Chat tab and start a conversation with the chatbot. Once they have a chat history, they can click on the three-dot menu icon at the top of the chat window and choose one of the options: Copy, Share, or Export. Microsoft introduced chat history in Bing Chat last week.

Microsoft says these features are rolling out gradually to all users who have access to the open preview version of Bing Chat. The company also says it is working on more features and improvements for Bing Chat, such as plug-in support for third-party services like OpenTable and WolframAlpha. Microsoft will share more details about Bing Chat at its Build conference later this month.

You Can Now Chat with Bing Without a Microsoft Account

In other Bing news, Microsoft has started rolling out unauthenticated chat access on Bing, a new feature that allows users to inquire about various topics on the platform without having to log in to a Microsoft account. However, non-account users will only have access to 5 chat turns per session, instead of 20 like Microsoft Account holders.

The feature was first announced by Microsoft's Vice President of Growth and Distribution, Michael Schechter, on Twitter. “As some of you have noticed, we've started rolling out unauthenticated chat access on Bing,” Schechter says. “Seeing only 5 chat turns per session? Sign in to have longer conversations.”

Unauthenticated chat access is a convenient way for users to get quick answers to their questions without having to go through the hassle of logging in. However, there is a limit of five questions per session. If a user wants to have a longer conversation, they will need to sign into their Microsoft account.

The rollout of unauthenticated chat access is part of Microsoft's ongoing effort to make Bing more user-friendly and accessible. Unauthenticated chat access is currently being rolled out to a limited number of users. Microsoft says that it will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.

Microsoft is maintaining a regular schedule of Bing Chat upgrades, including recent mobile improvements for the AI. Bing Chat, which was launched in February and received OpenAI's GPT-4 integration in March, is gaining features quickly as Microsoft expands the functionality of the tool.

Bing Chat uses a proprietary natural language generation system built from Microsoft Graph, GPT-4 from OpenAI, and Microsoft's own models to provide relevant and engaging responses. It combines Microsoft's technology with the same AI that also drives 's ChatGPT chatbot.

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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