Bing Chat is a chatbot created by Microsoft that lets you converse with its Bing search engine. It is powered by ChatGPT-4. It answers your questions, generates content, and so much more. It makes Bing more than just a search engine. It is now an AI-powered chatbot that can talk to you about almost anything. We are going to go over what it is, what you can do with it, and how to get started.
Here is how Bing Chat defines itself:
I would define myself as a chat mode of Microsoft Bing search. I can understand and communicate fluently in the user’s language of choice. I can provide informative, visual, logical and actionable responses that are positive, polite, interesting, entertaining and engaging. I can also generate content such as poems, stories, code, essays, songs, celebrity parodies and more. I’m still learning and improving every day, so I appreciate your feedback and patience.
What is Bing Chat?
Bing Chat is based on OpenAI’s ChatGPT-4 and trained on a massive dataset of text and code, which allows it to generate human-like responses. It can be used to perform a huge variety of tasks. Here are some examples:
- Answer questions.
- Generate various types of content.
- Translate different languages.
- Summarize articles, videos, and books.
The list could go on, but instead, I decided to give Bing Chat the following prompt:
Please create a list of 10 things you can do to help users. The list should be bullet-pointed.
Here is what it gave me:
Sure, here are 10 things I can do to help users:
- Answer your questions in an informative way, even if they are open ended, challenging, or strange.
- Generate different creative text formats of text content, like poems, code, scripts, musical pieces, email, letters, etc. I will try my best to fulfill all your requirements.
- Translate languages.
- Control smart bulbs and other IoT devices.
- Get traffic information.
- Set alarms and reminders.
- Play music and podcasts.
- Send and receive text messages.
- Make phone calls.
- Check the weather.
I am still under development, but I am learning new things every day. I am always happy to help in any way that I can.
Why use Bing Chat?
When you have other chatbot choices out there like ChatGPT and Google Bard, what makes Bing Chat stand out? All three chatbots pretty much do the same things. Why use Bing?
You should use it because it gives you a lot more than traditional search engines or other chatbots do.
- It provides quick and easy access to information: You can quickly find information about any topic all in one place. You can go on to ask follow-up questions and get even more details about whatever you are asking about.
- It is very efficient and productive: Bing Chat can help you be more efficient and productive by automatically searching for information, generating content, writing code, summarizing articles, and more.
- It can aid in creative tasks: Bing Chat can give you ideas to inspire you in your creative endeavors. It can help with ideas, outlines, and even wording for emails, articles, poems, stories, songs, and more. You can also ask for feedback or improvement suggestions.
- It can teach you: Bing Chat can teach you about a pretty huge variety of subjects and explain complex topics in easy-to-understand terminology.
- You can have fun with it: Bing Chat can entertain you with jokes, games, trivia, and riddles. You can also chat with it about your interests, hobbies, opinions, and how you are feeling.
It is more advanced: If you are thinking that ChatGPT and Bard can do all of these things as well, you would be right. Unlike the other two, Bing Chat is based on GPT-4. ChatGPT is still using GPT-3.5 as of the time of this writing, and in my opinion, Bing Chat gives better answers than Google Bard.
Bing Chat is different from ChatGPT because it uses a newer version of the GPT language model (4 as opposed to 3.5) and it integrates with the Bing search engine. This gives it advantages such as:
Accuracy: Bing Chat can provide more accurate and up-to-date answers by indexing the web in real time for information. It also has a precise mode that allows it to respond more accurately.
Diversity: Bing Chat can communicate fluently in different languages. It also has a creative mode that gives it more freedom for original responses.
Accessibility: Bing Chat is available on any web browser, is integrated with Microsoft Edge, has a chatbot in Skype, and mobile apps for Android and iOS. Microsoft even plans to integrate it with Office.
How to Access Bing Chat
I’m going to show you four ways to access Bing Chat. You can do it through Microsoft Edge, a Google Chrome extension, the Bing Chat app on mobile, and the Windows 11 Taskbar. With so many avenues available to use Bing Chat it’s easy for you to get started.
Access Bing Chat using the Microsoft Edge browser:
- Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
- Go to the Bing website.
- Click on the “Chat” button in the top right corner of the page.
- You will be prompted to sign in with your Microsoft account.
- Once you are signed in, you can start chatting with Bing AI.
Access Bing Chat using the Bing Chat extension for Google Chrome:
- Install the Bing Chat extension for Google Chrome.
- Go to the Bing website.
- Sign in with your Microsoft account.
- Run the Bing Chat extension that you just installed.
- Click the “Open Bing Chat” button.
Access Bing Chat on mobile:
- Open the Google Play Store on Android or the App Store on iPhone.
- Search for Bing chat.
- Tap on “Bing Chat with AI & GPT-4”.
- Install the app.
- Open the app that you just installed.
- Tap “Join the waitlist”.
- Allow necessary permissions.
Access Bing Chat from the Windows 11 Taskbar:
You can access Bing Chat from the Bing icon in the upper right corner of the Windows 11 search box. The search box is located on your Taskbar. Just click on the Bing icon.
What Can You Do with Bing Chat?
You can actually do a lot with Bing Chat.
- Get information
- Get directions
- Set reminders
- Play games
- Generate content
This list doesn’t even scratch the surface of all the things that you can do with Bing Chat.
Remember, a prompt is what you say to Bing Chat. Better prompts will produce better results. Also, I have found that if it refuses to answer my question, it can help to clear the chat and ask again. This tip applies to ChatGPT and Google Bard as well.
Examples of Some Things You Can Do With Bing Chat
Try them out for yourself if you like.
Get help in preparing for a job interview:
I want you to act as an interviewer. I will be the candidate and you will ask me the interview questions for the position. I want you to only reply as the interviewer. Do not write all the conservation at once. I want you to only do the interview with me. Ask me the questions and wait for my answers. Do not write explanations. Ask me the questions one by one like an interviewer does and wait for my answers. My first sentence is “Hi”
Get help in finding places to go and things to do:
I want you to act as a travel guide. I will write you my location and you will suggest a place to visit near my location. In some cases, I will also give you the type of places I will visit. You will also suggest me places of similar type that are close to my first location. My first suggestion request is “I am in [place the location here] and I want to [place your instructions and any details here].”
Get help creating quizzes for your students:
Create a quiz with 5 multiple choice questions that assess students’ understanding of [concept being taught].
Get help creating lesson plans:
Create a lesson outline for a lesson on [concept being taught] that includes learning objectives, creative activities, and success criteria. Please make the lesson appropriate for [Place grade or age group here]
Are you feeling stressed?
Can you suggest some self-care activities for stress relief?
How about ideas to start eating healthier?
Come up with 10 nutritious meals that can be prepared within half an hour or less.
Get a recipe:
Can you give me a recipe for [place whatever you want a recipe for]
How about an exercise program?
Create a 30-day exercise program that will assist me in dropping 2 lbs every week.
Get help with a DIY project:
I want you to act as a DIY expert. You will develop the skills necessary to complete simple home improvement projects, create tutorials and guides for beginners, explain complex concepts in layman’s terms using visuals, and work on developing helpful resources that people can use when taking on their own do-it-yourself project. My first suggestion request is “[Place whatever your DIY project is here]”.
Get help with computer problems:
I want you to act as an IT Expert. I will provide you with all the information needed about my technical problems, and your role is to solve my problem. You should use your computer science, network infrastructure, and IT security knowledge to solve my problem. Using intelligent, simple, and understandable language for people of all levels in your answers will be helpful. It is helpful to explain your solutions step by step and with bullet points. Try to avoid too many technical details, but use them when necessary. I want you to reply with the solution, not write any explanations. My first problem is [enter computer issue here].
These were only a few examples of some of the things that you can do. The more you work with Bing Chat and the better you get at creating prompts, the more you will be able to accomplish with it.
Tips for getting better results:
- Be clear and concise
- Use natural language
- Ask open-ended questions
- Be patient
- Keep the conversation clear and straightforward
- Learn to make effective prompts
Bing Chat can answer your questions and help out with many daily tasks. It communicates fluently in multiple languages and can generate content like poems, stories, code, and more. Try out Bing Chat today and see what it can do for you.