Bing Preview Release Notes: Bing Chat iOS Widget and more

We continue to ship previously announced features and respond to your product feedback. Some of these features may temporarily appear in your Bing Chat experience as we experiment with them. These Release Notes will update you on which features have shipped and are fully available to everyone as of today. 

Here’s what we updated this week: 

  • Bing Chat iOS widget: We’ve launched a new Bing Chat widget you can add to iOS.  Once installed, you can initiate chat from your Home screen. If you have an iOS device, instructions for how to add widgets to your Home screen can be found here (as previously announced this is already available on Android). 
  • Expanded voice language support:  Last week, we shipped improvements to voice and text-to-speech language support.  This week, we released text-to-speech support for even more languages:  Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Greek, Gujrati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Marathi, Norsk Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Urdu.

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  • Mobile voice performance improvements: We’ve improved the performance of the voice input button on the Bing mobile app for iOS and Android.  It should now indicate it’s listening instantly once you tap it. 

Keep your feedback coming! 

- The Bing Team