- SwiftKey keyboard app on Android gets Bing Chat AI support.
- The Bing chatbot is currently available in the beta version of the keyboard.
- The integration includes access to Search, Tone, and Chat with a single button.
- The new feature is available for Android, but it’s expected to appear on iOS.
Microsoft is rolling out its Bing AI chatbot to its SwiftKey keyboard app for Android devices. According to Microsoft’s CTO of mobile and commerce, Pedram Rezaei, the latest beta version of the popular virtual keyboard for Android is integrating the Bing Chat experience.
The integration appears as a Bing button on the left side of the command bar above the keyboard keys, offering access to search, tone, and Chat experience. The “Search” option, as the name implies, allows you to search the web. The “Tone” option allows you to add text that the chatbot will rewrite on your behalf. And the “Chat” option gives you access to the Bing Chat AI as if you were using the Bing mobile app.
If you want to access the new Bing Chat integration, you have to download and install the beta version of the SwiftKey keyboard app from the Google Play Store on your Android phone. However, the feature is rolling out slowly, meaning it might take some time to appear on your device.
Microsoft is not saying when the SwiftKey app for iOS will receive the same feature. The company previously discontinued the virtual keyboard solution on iOS but quickly made it available again for Apple users after many pieces of feedback supporting the app. Although the SwiftKey app doesn’t get updates as regularly as the version for Android, the company is heavily pushing AI on every product (including on Microsoft Edge, Office apps like Word, Excel, and OneNote, and business products like Microsoft Teams), and with many companies already bringing the power of ChatGPT AI to keyboards on iOS, it’s just a matter of time before the Bing Chat AI will show up on iPhone devices.