01 Sep Microsoft Officially Brings Bing Chat to Google Chrome on Desktop
Microsoft’s Bing Chat has largely been locked to the Edge browser, but no more. The company’s AI-powered chatbot is now officially available via Google’s Chrome browser.
Users can access Bing Chat on Chrome after downloading the browser’s latest stable release, Microsoft says. The access extends to Chrome users on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
As a result, you’ll no longer need to rely on Microsoft’s Edge browser to access the ChatGPT-powered program. Users can instead tap Chrome, which dominates the desktop market with a 63% share, according to Statcounter.
On Chrome, go to bing.com/chat and you’ll be taken to the Bing Chat experience. However, you may need to sign in with your Microsoft account before you can type in your prompts.
The other catch is that it looks like Bing Chat is only available to Chrome desktop users. If you try to access the chatbot via Chrome on a smartphone, you’ll be told to download the Edge mobile app.
Although Microsoft says Bing Chat still works best on Edge, the company’s announcement adds that “support for other browsers on desktop and mobile is forthcoming.” If you’re lucky, you may be able to access Bing Chat on Apple’s Safari browser already. The company has been rolling out the experience to select users since July.
The other interesting way you can access Bing Chat is via SwiftKey, the popular Microsoft-owned virtual keyboard app for Android and iOS. In April, Microsoft began integrating the chatbot into SwiftKey, allowing users to access Bing Chat while using other third-party apps on their smartphones. The company now says you can use Bing Chat via SwiftKey for 30 turns per day without needing to sign in with a Microsoft account.