Microsoft is adding new features to its Bing Chat AI search to provide a richer search experience for users. The company is opening up Bing to more people by moving from Limited Preview to Open Preview and eliminating the waitlist for trial. This means that it will now be easier than ever for everyone to try the new Bing and Edge by simply signing into Bing with their Microsoft Account.
Entering the next generation of AI-powered search
This next generation is defined by:
- Moving from text-only search & chat to one that is incredibly more visual with rich image/video answers and coming shortly, new multimodal support.
- Moving from single use chat/search sessions to multi-session productivity experiences with chat history and persistent chats within Edge.
- Opening up platform capabilities so developers and third parties can build on top of Bing to help people take actions on their queries and complete tasks.
The company is also introducing richer, more visual answers including charts and graphs and updated formatting of answers, helping users find the information they seek more easily. Microsoft said it is working on incorporating visual search in chat, helping users to upload images and search the web for related content.
Starting soon, Microsoft will also be adding export and share functionalities into chat. “For times when you want to easily share your conversation with others in social media or continue iterating on a newly discovered idea, you can export it directly – the format stays the same to make an easy transition to continue in collaborative tools like Microsoft Word,” the company explained.