- Microsoft introduced the Copilot web app that brings its AI to any screen.
- Copilot on the web is accessible from any browser on Windows 11, 10, macOS, and Linux.
- The mobile version of the chatbot AI on the web is in the works.
Microsoft has created a Copilot web app, making the chatbot AI accessible from any platform, including Windows 11, 10, macOS, Linux, and mobile devices (coming soon), and it’s all part of the company’s latest rebranding effort. On November 15, the software giant announced that it had decided to rebrand its “Bing Chat” experience to simply “Copilot.” In part, the company says that change should help with simplicity and push its AI technology to as many people as possible.
As part of this approach, Microsoft has also introduced the “Copilot” web application hosted under the “copilot.microsoft.com” domain, and it’s accessible with any browser, including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. However, the company insists that using Microsoft Edge provides the best experience. Furthermore, the web application approach also means that Copilot is immediately accessible from any platform.
Although the Copilot doesn’t have a native application you can install on your computer, it’s now possible to install the chatbot as a web application through Chrome or Edge.
For example, on Microsoft Edge, while on the Copilot page, you can open Settings and More> Apps > Install this site as an app, and then click the “Install” button to install Copilot as a progressive web app that is then available from the Start menu. You can ping it to the Taskbar and uninstall it like any regular app on Windows 11 or even on Windows 10.
Microsoft also plans to bring Copilto to Windows 10, which is similar to the experience on Windows 11. However, if you’re still running the older version of the operating system, you can now install Copilot as an app on Windows 10.
It’s important to note that Copilot on Windows 11 is not the same as the Copilot web app. Although both chatbots are powered by the same technology from Bing and ChatGPT, the integration available on Windows 11 allows you to perform other tasks, including changing system settings and launching apps. On the other hand, Copilot on the web can only answer questions, summarize content, and perform other useful functions not tied to the operating system.
Also, the new Copilot app on the web requires you to sign in with a Microsoft account before you can start using it. Once you’re signed in, you will notice a similar interface to the Chat experience on Bing.
On the page, you can still change the conversation style to “Creative,” “Balanced,” and “Precise” for more accurate responses depending on the topic. You can also upload images that the chatbot can analyze on your behalf.
The page also offers some prompt suggestions in different categories (such as travel, write, shop, etc.) to get you started using the chatbot.
The new change means that Bing Chat is no more, and Copilot is now a standalone product that will continue to be free. However, Microsoft has several other paid Copilot offerings, but they’re only available for businesses. Also, this change doesn’t mean Bing will roll back to a regular search engine again. The company will continue to offer AI assistants in search, and Chat on Bing will continue to exist.