- To get started with Bing Chat, open “Bing.com” on Microsoft Edge, click “Chat,” and use the prompt at the bottom to ask a question. You can ask follow-up questions, change the conversation style to “Creative,” “Balanced,” or “Precise,” and use the “New topic” option to start the conversation over. On the right, you’ll find the recent activity list to review previous answers.
UPDATED 5/17/2023: It’s easy to start using the new Bing Chat AI with ChatGPT, and in this guide, you will learn how. Bing Chat is an experience that combines the Microsoft search engine with a custom version of the ChatGPT chatbot from OpenAI to provide more human conversational answers rather than a list of links on a page that may or may not contain the correct information.
Also, unlike traditional search, the new Bing Chat (and similar chatbots) can answer complex questions, perform different tasks, and you can interact with it knowing that it’ll understand the context. However, it’s important to note that no matter how you use the chatbot, you should never blindly rely on the answers since there will always be problems with accuracy and mistakes.
This guide will teach you the basics to start using the Bing AI experience on Windows 11, 10, macOS, or Linux. You can now also use the chatbot on mobile through the Microsoft Edge, Bing, and SwiftKey apps for Android and iOS. (You can now use Bard, which is the new Google chatbot to compete with Bing.)
How to chat with Bing AI powered by ChatGPT
To use the new Bing AI with ChatGPT:
You first have to open the Bing page on Microsoft Edge. On the page, you will find a new search box that supports up to 1000 characters. (You don’t need to use a Microsoft account to access the service. However, you will need to sign in to ask for more than five turns. The “Sign in” button is at the top-right of the page.)Quick note: You can use other browsers like Chrome or Firefox, but you will have to use one of these workarounds.
Second, type the search query as you would typically ask a question to another person. (If you enter a regular query with keywords, you will probably not see an answer from Bing AI. For example, don’t try something like “install Windows 11.” Instead, enter a real question like “What do I need to do to install Windows 11 on my computer.)
As you start the search, you will receive a typical result with links listed by ranking. However, on the right side, you will now find the Bing AI interface with a more human-like answer with citations of information sources. Click the “See more” button to show the complete response.Quick tip: You can use the thumb up or down to rate the answer to help the development team to improve the service.
If you want to access the chatbot, you can click the “Let’s chat” button or the “Chat” button a the bottom of the search box.Quick tip: If you want to access the Chat directly, you can always click the “Chat” option on the Bing homepage.
As you open the Chat, the experience will transition to the chatbot page. You will quickly notice that this is different from your typical search experience. (It’s like chatting with another person in WhatsApp, Teams, or Slack.)
The default conversation style for the chatbot will be set to “Balanced,” allowing Bing to respond more neutrally, meaning it will try not to take sides on a specific topic. However, you can change the tone to “Creative,” which will generate more playful and original responses, or to “Precise,” to generate the most accurate response with more facts.
The ChatGPT version of Bing is content-aware, meaning the AI will remember your previous searches, so you can ask follow-up questions without starting over. In this experience, you can ask questions of up to 2000 characters.
If you want to start a new conversation, forgetting the previous session, click the “New topic” (broom icon) button next to the “Ask anything box,” and then ask another question. (Usually, you want to ask complex questions to see the power of the AI.)
When asking a question, the Bing AI will answer accordingly, usually in bullet points or numbered steps. Depending on the answer, you will notice citations with links for the source of the data. In the answer, the citations appear with numbers next to specific keywords, but you can view the sources in the “Learn more” footnotes. Also, in the answer, you can hover over the text to show the source for that specific portion of the response.Quick tip: When you hover over the answer, you can click the thumb up or down to rate the response to help the development team to improve the service.
If you click any of the reference links, you will be directed to the website as you would with any search result.
Bing Chat can also create images based on a description when using the “Creative” style. For example, you can ask to create an image of a bear drinking coffee, and the chatbot will generate an original image using AI.
On the right, you will find the “Recent activity” pane that includes a list of your recent searches. You can click on each of the items to review previous answers. You can also edit or delete the query from the list.
And that’s how you use Bing AI with ChatGPT, and as you can see, it’s different from the traditional search. Of course, it’s up to you to interact with the chatbot to get the most out of it.
In addition to getting text-based answers, the Bing chatbot can now create images based on text input.
The only caveat is that the service is currently limited, meaning you can only perform up to 20 queries per session and up to 200 sessions per day. When using the chat, at the bottom-right corner of the response, you will notice the number of queries you asked and the remaining queries for the specific topic.
You can also check this guide to learn more about the difference between the version of ChatGPT in Bing AI and OpenAI.
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.
Update May 16, 2023: This guide has been updated to reflect that the chatbot now offers a list of recent activities and has the ability to create images.
Update May 17, 2023: Microsoft is no longer requiring users to sign in with their account to access the Bing Chat experience, but the service will be limited to five chats per session.