How to use Bing Chat AI on SwiftKey on Android or iPhone

The SwiftKey keyboard app brings Bing Chat at your fingertips on Android and iOS.

Bing AI ChatGPT UI
Bing AI ChatGPT UI (Source: Microsoft)

On Android or iPhone, you can now use the SwiftKey app to access Bing Chat AI chatbot, and in this guide, you will learn how. SwiftKey is the virtual keyboard app that Microsoft has created to provide more accurate autocorrect and predictions to help you be more productive while typing on a smaller screen. In addition to its capabilities, theming, and integration with other services, the company has also integrated its Bing Chat AI into the keyboard.

Although you can already access the chatbot from the Bing mobile app, the ability to access the new experience through the keyboard has its benefits. For example, you can use “Search” to get answers without switching applications. You can use the “Tone” feature that uses AI to rewrite text with different styles (such as professional, casual, polite, etc.), which can come in handy to use the right tone when writing a message or email to a specific person. And you also have access to “Chat,” which is a direct access to the AI chatbot. This is the same experience you can access from the web, but without switching apps.

This guide will teach you the easy steps to get started using the Bing chatbot integration in the SwiftKey app.

Get started with Bing Chat AI on SwiftKey

If you don’t have the SwitfKey app on your phone, you must download it from the Google Play Store for Android and the Apple App Store for iOS devices. You will also need to sign in with the Microsoft account that has access to the Bing Chat access. The on-screen directions will guide you through setting the Swiftkey keyboard as your new default.

To use Bing Chat on Switfkey for Android or iPhone, use these steps:

  1. Open any mobile app.

    Quick note: Since SwitfKey is a virtual keyboard, it’s available on any application where you can use typing.
  2. Click on the text field to bring up the SwiftKey keyboard.

  3. Click the Bing button on the left side.

  4. Click the Search option.

  5. Compose a search query and click on the magnifier button to search.

    SwiftKey Bing Search

    This is basically a regular Bing search with traditional search results and the option to search images at the bottom of the page.

  6. Click the Tone option.

  7. Compose a text fragment you want the AI to rewrite for you and press Enter.

    SwiftKey Bing Tone

    As you submit the text, the AI chatbot will rewrite the content with different tone variants, including “Professional,” “Casual,” “Polite,” or “Social post.” If you want to choose one of the versions, click the “Accept” button to insert it directly into the text field, or click the “Copy” option to copy the content to the clipboard.

  8. Click the Chat option.

  9. (Optional) Choose the conversation style, including “Creative,” “Balanced,” or “Precise.”.

    Quick note: You would typically use the “Balanced” option.
  10. Compose a prompt using natural language to ask the chatbot to get a response, similarly to using the web experience. If you click the “microphone” icon, you can use voice to ask the question instead of typing.

    SwiftKey Bing Chat

  11. Click the Close button from the top-left corner to exit the chatbot.

Although you can access the Bing Chat experience from other mediums, the SwiftKey keyboard makes it easier to find answers without switching apps, and the addition of the “Tone” feature is an excellent tool for rewording text to fit a desired tone when you are stuck.

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 Email him at [email protected].