Microsoft Enhances Bing Chat with New Excel Integration for Table Creation and Editing

The chatbot now enables users to create tables that can be easily imported into and edited within the web version of Excel.

has released an update for , adding significant functionality for users who aim to combine the chatbot's capabilities with Excel. The chatbot now enables users to create tables that can be easily imported into and edited within the web version of Excel. This development comes without a formal announcement on Microsoft's official Bing blog.

Initially disclosed by an individual named Paul Couvert on X, and later independently verified, the feature allows Bing Chat to interpret commands to create structured data. For example, when prompted with a request like “Create a table comparing the evolution of smartphone and laptop sales in value in the US from 2015 to 2022,” Bing Chat generates the corresponding table. Bing Chat can also extract tables from any webpage, converting it into a different format that then can be opened in Excel for further editing.

Integration Process

Users will notice an “Edit to Excel” icon appearing in the corner of the created table. When clicked, this icon redirects to the web version of Excel. From there, the table data formulated by Bing Chat seamlessly imports into an Excel spreadsheet, expediting data management tasks.

Microsoft subtly confirmed the feature's existence by replying to Couvert's post, quipping, “Bing Chat + Excel = the perfect MATCH.” The integration complements Copilot, aiming to leverage within the Office suite. Although the feature remains in public preview, businesses registered for Copilot can capitalize on it for enhanced productivity.