Bing Preview Release Notes: Multimodal Visual Search in Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise

This has been a big week! On Tuesday, we announced the availability of Bing Chat Enterprise and multimodal Visual Search in Chat. Both experiences are available now. 

Here are a few more details on each: 

  • Visual Search in Chat: This feature leverages OpenAI’s GPT-4 model to let you provide images—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.  

    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.

    Visual Search in Chat is now accessible from on the desktop, the Bing mobile app, and in Edge Sidebar. It will also be available soon in Edge Mobile and come to Bing Chat Enterprise in the future. 


  • Bing Chat Enterprise: After releasing Bing Chat in February, we heard from many of you who also want to use Bing Chat at work—while being assured that your organization’s sensitive data will remain protected. Yesterday we announced the release of Bing Chat Enterprise, which offers commercial data protection designed to address those needs.   

    Bing Chat Enterprise is now available at no additional cost for commercial customers licensed for Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard and Business Premium. If you’re an IT admin with eligible licenses and you want to enable Bing Chat Enterprise for your organization, you can find instructions for how to do so here. Once enabled, your employees can access it from or Edge sidebar using their Azure Active Directory account. 

    We’re excited to see what you will do with it! Ask Bing Chat Enterprise “What are the top 5 things I should know when managing a large project?” or “What is agile project management and how does it differ from waterfall?” 

Keep your feedback coming! 

 - The Bing Team