Celebrating 6 months of the new AI-powered Bing

It’s been six months since we reinvented search with the new AI-powered Bing and Edge. In that short time, you’ve engaged in so many unique and creative ways; to date we’ve seen over 1 billion chats and over 750 million images fill the world of Bing! We’ve also seen nine consecutive quarters of growth on Edge, meaning we’re more able than ever to bring our best-in-class AI experiences to users across the web.

While we’re excited to see where we’ll go in the next six months, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate how much the game has changed so far. 

Smarter ways to get things done 

Bing Image Creator: Powered by the latest DALL∙E models from our partners at OpenAI, Bing Image Creator allows you to bring your ideas to life, simply by using your own words to describe the picture you want to see. For example, you can go from chatting with Bing about recommended décor choices for your living room, to asking Bing to draw up a few of the options to help visualize what it would look like in real life. We’ve already heard of many great scenarios combining visual and verbal AI-generated content in one place, and we’re excited for you to see what’s next. 

Chat History: Your feedback told us you loved the answers from previous chats and wished they could be saved for future reference. Since then, we’ve made updates to the Bing Chat experience—Bing now remembers the history of previous chats t and displays them on the right-hand side of the chat window under “Recent Activity”. From there, you can return to any previously saved conversation and pick up where you left off. Chat History also has controls that allow you to easily delete, rename, export, or share a specific conversation with others, so the insight you get from a great chat doesn’t just last for just the initial conversation itself. 

AI-powered search wherever you are 

Bing Mobile App – The flagship Bing app lets you access our best-in-class AI-powered features on the go, across your mobile devices. With our new AI-powered Bing features, you get full access to Bing: complete, cited answers without having to scroll through endless links; access to Bing Image Creator features on your phone or tablet; and more. We also worked hard to deliver mobile-specific scenarios, such as a homescreen widget; if you’ve got your hands full running errands, for example, you can simply click into the Bing app from your homescreen, ask a question using voice input, and get Bing’s response—all with only few clicks! 

Windows Copilot: Our AI revolution is not limited just to the web; just like we brought new AI experiences to mobile devices, we’ve brought them your PC as well! With Windows Copilot, Windows is the first PC platform to provide centralized AI experiences to its customers. With Windows Copilot and Bing Chat, you can focus on bringing your ideas to life, completing complex projects, and collaborating instead of spending energy finding, launching, and working across multiple applications. Windows Copilot makes every user a power user, helping you take action, customize your settings, and seamlessly connect across your favorite apps Available today for Windows Insiders.   

Bing in SwiftKey:  Millions of people around the world love SwiftKey for its AI-powered predictive text technology, which makes texting without typos easier, even when you’re in a rush or multi-tasking. Bing integrates into SwiftKey in three major ways—Search, Chat, and Tone—which you can access by clicking the Bing icon on the keyboard. These features let you leverage the power of AI to do things like compose texts, get AI translations from one language to another, edit the tone of an email, and more. 

Newest features 

Third-Party Browser Support: With so many new, useful features now a part of Bing, we’re excited to announce you can start experiencing the new AI-powered Bing in third-party browsers on web and mobile soon. This next step in the journey allows Bing to showcase the incredible value of summarized answers, image creation and more, to a broader array of people. You’ll get most of the great benefits of Bing and we’ll continue to optimize along the way to meet your needs across different browsers. While these experiences work well in your preferred browser, for the best-in-class Bing Chat experience, we continue to encourage you to use Bing in the Microsoft Edge browser. With Edge, you'll unlock longer conversations, chat history, and more Bing features built right into the browser. To experience the best browser for Bing, and get the full breadth of features, simply open the Microsoft Edge browser and click the Bing Chat icon in the sidebar. 

Multimodal Visual Search in Chat: This feature leverages OpenAI models to let you to input into Chat with images—either a picture you’ve taken or one you’ve found elsewhere—and prompt Bing Chat with related questions. Bing Chat can understand the context of an image, interpret it, and answer questions about it. For example, you can use Visual Search to ask Bing Chat about the architecture of a building you’ve taken a picture of or take a picture of the contents of your fridge and ask for lunch ideas.  

Dark Mode: This feature, which saves battery and is easier on your eyes, now works in both Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise in your desktop browser, and it’s also available in the Bing mobile app. This was another top requested feature, and we’re glad to have brought it to you. 

Bing Chat Enterprise: Bing Chat Enterprise brings the power of the new AI-powered Bing to work. Our next search  experience gives your organization AI-powered chat – complete with verifiable answers and citations as well as commercial data protection. With Bing Chat Enterprise, user and business data are protected and will not leak outside the organization. What goes in—and comes out—remains protected. 

As excited as we are by the progress from these first six months, we’re even more excited by what’s to come in the next six months! We’re already hard at work on new experiences like Bing Chat plug-ins and refining existing experiences, but we also want to keep hearing from you! Feedback is one of our sources of inspiration and a great way to ensure as we build the future of AI-powered search that we’re delivering features that are as helpful and delightful as possible for you. So please, keep the feedback coming!


The Bing Team