It seems that Microsoft's Windows Copilot is set to integrate plugins, similar to those currently available in Bing Chat. The addition of the plug-in feature mirrors that of Bing Chat's structure, given that Windows Copilot fundamentally relies on Bing for retrieving real-time online information.
Plugins in Bing Chat and Windows Copilot: A Comparative View
The collaborative use of plugins between both Bing Chat and Windows Copilot raises questions about whether or not the installation of plugins on Bing Chat will lead to their automatic installation on Windows Copilot as well. At this time, it remains unclear if the Microsoft will introduce an option for manually updating plugins in the future.
It seems that plugins for Windows Copilot will automatically be added by Windows 11, upon a system update, in a similar process to that used for Bing Chat. One such example of plugin crossover is Math Solver, which, after being deprecated for a period, returned both as a plugin for Bing and in the newly launched Windows Copilot.
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Accessing and Worthwhileness of Windows Copilot's plugins
The addition of plugins to Windows Copilot is seen as an advantageous move, deemed as beneficial as their existence in Bing Chat due to their utility in enhancing work productivity and user experience. The plugins, including Math Solver, Spotify, and Adobe Express, are integrated into the system and can be used in conjunction with the AI assistant for optimum efficiency.
To view or manage these plugins, users can access the Plugins pane by selecting the icon placed at the top left corner of the Windows Copilot interface. All installed plugins are listed there and users have the option to enable or disable them.
Microsoft's decision of incorporating plugins into Windows Copilot is indeed a welcome move, catering to varied user preferences and increasing overall usability. The tech community awaits with anticipation to see how Microsoft furthers the evolution of its Windows software experience in future updates.
Microsoft Copilot: A Unified AI Assistant
Last week, Microsoft merged Windows Copilot, Microsoft 365 Copilot, and Bing Chat into a unified AI assistant for Windows 11. Called Microsoft Copilot, the service will introduce over 150 new features, integrating AI-powered experiences into apps like Paint, Photos, and Clipchamp. Bing will also see enhancements, including support for OpenAI's DALL.E 3 model and a revamped AI-powered shopping experience. Enterprise customers can anticipate the general availability of Microsoft 365 Copilot on November 1, 2023.