Bing Preview Release Notes: LaTeX Support in Bing Chat

Last week, we announced updates to SwiftKey and other mobile apps that bring Bing chat to your fingertips in ways that improve your productivity.  We’re also excited about yesterday’s announcement that Copilot is coming to Microsoft Viva

Here’s a summary of what else has changed in Bing chat since our April 7 update

  • LaTeX Support: We shipped support for LaTeX markup—allowing Bing chat to correctly display complex mathematical expressions.  This makes Bing chat an even more useful tool for learning math concepts or writing technical research papers. 
  • Reducing End-of-conversation Triggers:  We’ve heard your feedback that messages would sometimes trigger Bing to unnecessarily end conversations (e.g. “I’m sorry but I prefer not to continue this conversation.” or “It might be time to move on to a new topic.”).  This should now occur less frequently than before, and we’re continuing to investigate cases where this happens. 
  • ​News Grounding:  We’ve taken steps to help Bing give better answers if you’re asking questions about news (e.g. “What are today’s top breaking news stories?”).  Expect us to make further grounding improvements based on your feedback. 

Additionally, we fixed some known bugs—including: 

  • Reducing instances where Bing chat triggered unnecessary duplicative searches.
  • ​Minimizing errors that led to Bing chat returning no response to queries. 

Keep your feedback coming! 

- The Bing Team