Bing Chat to Get Third-Party Browser Support Soon

Third-party browser support is coming to Microsoft’s Bing Chat AI search, allowing more access to the popular chatbot.

, the AI-powered chatbot that can answer questions, generate content, and provide insights, is currently only available on . However, that could change soon, as is reportedly working on adding experimental support for third-party browser plugins. This would allow users to access the chatbot on Chrome and Mozilla .

Microsoft is planning to release a new update for Bing Chat in the coming weeks that will allow users to access the chatbot from any browser. The update will also include some improvements to the chatbot's capabilities, such as better summarization and referencing of web pages, more creative options for content generation, and more personalized responses based on user preferences.

Mikhail Parakhin, Microsoft's head of Advertising and Web Services, gave us that info to Neowin on Twitter. The update will be rolled out gradually to select users who have signed up for the Bing Chat preview program. Users who want to try out the new features will have to install a browser extension that will enable the Bing Chat button on the toolbar.

The extension will also allow users to toggle on or off the page context feature, which gives Bing Chat permission to reference the content of the web page when answering questions.

Improving Bing Chat with Consistent Updates

Bing Chat is one of Microsoft's latest innovations in artificial intelligence and natural language processing. The chatbot can perform various tasks, such as searching the web, creating emails, articles, ideas, or paragraphs, comparing products or services, summarizing documents or web pages, generating jokes, poems, stories, images, tweets, code and more.

Bing Chat is currently integrated into Microsoft Edge as a sidebar feature that can be accessed by clicking on the Bing icon in the upper right corner of the browser. Users need to sign in with their Microsoft account and have access to the Bing Chat preview program to use the chatbot.

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. Earlier this month, Microsoft added Copy/Share/Export, and availability to non-Microsoft Account holders.

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 OpenAI‘s ChatGPT chatbot.