How to get early access to Bing with ChatGPT

Microsoft opens up an early preview of the new Bing with ChatGPT, and here's how to sign up.

Bing with ChatGPT early access
Bing with ChatGPT early access
  • To access the Bing Chat AI, you no longer need to join the waitlist as of May 4. You only need to use Microsoft Edge and sign in with your Microsoft account.
  • Previously, to get access to Bing ChatGPT search, you needed to open the Bing sign-up page, click on “Join the waitlist,” and wait for the confirmation email, but that’s no longer the case.
  • The new Bing with ChatGPT is available on desktop and mobile devices.

UPDATED 4/4/2023: The new Bing with ChatGPT has been officially announced, and you can have early access to the experience right now, and here’s how on Windows 11, 10, macOS, or Linux.

Microsoft is combining its Bing search engine with the ChatGPT chatbot from OpenAI to provide more human conversational answers. An early version of the experience recently leaked onto the web, but now anyone can request access to the new Bing before it’s available to the public.

However, since the ChatGPT integration is still in the final testing face, Microsoft is limiting access to a select group of users. If you want to be among the first people to try the new Bing-powered by this new AI technology, you will need to sign up and wait for the confirmation invitation. (As of March 15, 2023, the wait time has been removed, and you should receive access to the AI almost immediately.)

This guide will teach you the steps to sign up to get early access to the new Bing Chat experience powered by ChatGPT AI.

Get access ChatGPT AI on Bing

To get access Bing with ChatGPT preview, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge (recommended).

  2. Open the Bing waitlist page.

  3. Click the Sign-in button in the top-right.

  4. Confirm your Microsoft account credentials.

  5. Click the “Join the waitlist” button.

    Bing with ChatGPT AI

  6. (Optional) Configure Microsoft Edge as your default browser by going to edge://settings/defaultBrowser and click the Make default button.

    Configure Edge as default

  7. (Optional) Configure Bing as your default search engine using the same Microsoft account by going to edge://settings/search and selecting “Bing” from the “Search engine use in the address bar” setting.

    Configure Bing as default

  8. (Optional) Install the Microsoft Bing app on your phone using the same Microsoft account.

Once you complete the steps, you will receive an email confirming access to the new Bing Chat experience.

In the early days, you had to wait about a week to receive access, but the wait time has now been removed, and after signing up, you should get access almost immediately.

The optional steps are not required, but according to Microsoft, they are recommended to receive early access to the AI version of the search engine before anyone else. After you have full access to the new search, you can install Bing AI as an app on Windows 11

Get started using Bing AI with ChatGPT 

Once you are confirmed to access the new Bing AI, the steps to use the chatbot are straightforward:

  1. Open Bing on Microsoft Edge.

  2. Type the questions in the new search box and press Enter.

  3. Click the “Chat” option below the search box to access the chatbot. (The option is also available from the main Bing.com page.)

    Bing open ChatGPT

  4. Type your question as you would normally ask another person. (The AI is context-aware, so your previous conversation will carry over.)

  5. Once you have an answer, you can ask follow-up questions since it knows the context.

It’s that simple, but you have to remember that the AI is still in preview, which means that there are some limitations. For example, you can start a conversation, but you can only ask up to 15 queries per session, and you can only have 150 sessions per day.

Update March 15, 2023: Microsoft has removed the waiting time when signing up to access the preview of the new Bing. Now, you can sign up and get access to the chatbot immediately.

Update May 4, 2023: The new Bing Chat experience is now open for everyone as a public preview. Although you no longer need to sign up to join the waitlist, you still have to sign in with your Microsoft account to access the experience.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me. Email him at [email protected].