Microsoft has unveiled the preview releases of its new Bing search engine and Edge web browser on mobile, complete with AI-powered chat. Since the launch of the AI-powered Bing and Microsoft Edge a few weeks ago, over one million people from 169 countries have been welcomed to the preview, giving positive feedback on the new capabilities. In fact, 71% of testers gave the new Bing a “thumbs up.”
The Bing mobile app, which is available on iOS and Android, offers a new and improved look, and features a chat function that allows users to ask simple or complex questions and receive answers and citations. Users can choose how they want the answers displayed, with options such as bullet points, text, or simplified responses. The Bing mobile app also includes a voice search feature that allows users to ask questions naturally and get answers.
In addition to the Bing mobile app, Microsoft has introduced AI-powered Bing for Skype. Users can add Bing to a group chat and ask it to answer questions and provide information for the entire group. For instance, users can ask Bing for suggestions on travel destinations, weather forecasts, and interesting events around the time of travel, with everyone in the chat having access to the results. Bing can display answers in bullet points, text, or a simplified response, according to users’ preferences.
Microsoft is considering bringing this capability to other communications apps, such as Teams, in the future. Overall, Microsoft’s new Bing search engine and Edge web browser are shaping up to be significant additions to the tech giant’s suite of products. With AI-powered chat and new features, these tools will undoubtedly help users navigate the web with ease and efficiency.