Last updated: July 25, 2023, 6:26 PM IST
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Microsoft is testing Bing’s artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot in Google Chrome and Safari.
“We’re flying access to Bing Chat in Safari and Chrome to select users as part of our testing on other browsers,” Caitlin Roulston, Microsoft’s director of communications, said in a statement to The Verge. “We are excited to expand access to even more users once our standard testing procedures are complete.”
It seems there are some limitations to using Bing Chat in Chrome and Safari. For example, users can only type prompts of 2,000 words, compared to the 4,000-word limit the company offers when using Bing Chat on Edge.
The chatbot’s communication with users will also restart after five turns instead of 30. Microsoft has also introduced a dark option for Bing Chat in addition to a wider rollout in other browsers.
Users can access dark mode by selecting the hamburger menu in the top-right corner of Bing Chat, then choosing Appearance > Dark or System Default. The chatbot was previously only accessible through Edge, which was inconvenient if users wanted to use the tool in other browsers, the report said.
Last week, the tech giant announced it was rolling out multimodal capabilities through Visual Search in Bing Chat. The Visual Search feature uses OpenAI’s GPT-4 model and allows users to upload images and search the web for related content.
Meanwhile, the company had launched a “voice chat” feature for Bing Chat on desktop last month, which allows users to talk to the AI chatbot by clicking the microphone icon in the Bing Chat box. The voice chat feature currently supports five languages - English, Japanese, French, German and Mandarin – with more languages coming soon.
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