Microsoft announces that iPhone apps Bing and Edge will get support for the popular chatbot ChatGPT. All you need to do for this is download the update available to preview testers. With the chatbot, you can engage in conversation on a variety of topics or look up very specific info.
Bing is Microsoft’s search engine. The app regularly loses out to the Google search bar, but now it has an edge over it. That’s because Microsoft is rolling out integration with ChatGPT. That’s a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence, allowing you to gather information in a different way.
Bing on iPhone gets ChatGPT features
That Microsoft is rolling out this option for its apps is not surprising. After all, the company invested $10 billion in OpenAI, which is behind ChatGPT. Bing on iPhone is getting a new look thanks to the fresh update, allowing chatting with the bot. You tap the icon to start a conversation or session.
Then you get to see answers in bullet points or complete paragraphs. You can enter very complex searches. For example, you can find a recipe with the ingredients you enter yourself. That makes the Bing chatbot a lot more versatile than a traditional search engine, where you search in general terms.
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Staying in conversation with the chatbot
If you don’t like an answer or want to know more, you can ask for clarification, add details or complete ideas. With Bing on iPhone, ChatGPT also lets you compose short emails, create a quiz, prepare for a job interview, and more. Just like you do with the chatbot itself.
To take advantage of Bing’s (and also Edge’s) new capabilities, you need to sign up for Microsoft’s preview program. There is a waiting list, but that’s not the only thing you need to consider. In fact, this version of Bing may contain software bugs.