Bing Chat AI now available without a Microsoft account

You can now interface with the new Bing Chat without a Microsoft account, but there are limitations.

Bing Chat answer interface
  • Microsoft opens up its Bing Chat AI for unauthenticated users.
  • You can now use the chatbot without a Microsoft account. 
  • The only caveat is that you will only have five turns per session.
  • The new Bing is also getting some sharing improvements.

Microsoft now makes its Bing Chat AI available to everyone, even without authenticating into the service with a Microsoft account. Originally, users needed to sign up and wait to get early access to the new Bing experience, then the company dropped the waitlist, but users were still required to sign in with an account, and now, anyone can use the chatbot without signing in.

However, there’s one catch. As Michael Schechter from Bing said of Twitter, the new Bing Chat AI is available without a Microsoft account, but unauthenticated users will only be able to have five chat turns per session. This means that you can start a conversation and ask up to five additional questions, then you will need to click the “New topic” button to reset the chat.

If you want full access to a chatbot powered by ChatGPT, you are still required to sign in with a Microsoft account.

The other limitation that is not going away is the browser requirement since using Microsoft Edge (or Bing mobile app) is the only way to access the chatbot unless you use workarounds to access the new Bing from Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

In addition, the company continues to improve the experience proactively. Recently, a slew of changes and new features began to roll out for the Edge, Bing, Skype, and SwiftKey mobile apps to improve the experience, and now, Microsoft is also announcing that users can now export responses to PDF or Word documents or text files.

You can export a response using the download menu that appears in the top-right corner on a given answer from the Bing chatbot. In the future, Microsoft plans to add more options to allow users to export responses in more ways.