The Bing mobile app, available on iOS and Android, has recently received a significant update, bringing improvements to the overall user experience. The app provides an interactive chat-based search interface powered by GPT-4, which allows users to ask questions and receive answers in various formats, such as bullet points, text, or simplified responses. The recent update improves image generation and shopping using the app.
Here’s what has been updated this week:
• Images in chat answers: Bing search is an inherently visual experience, and Microsoft is bringing more of that to chat. You’ll now see images appear as part of chat responses.
For example, if you ask Bing chat questions about flamingos or capybaras, an image of these animals will appear in-line with your answer. Click on the image to launch a knowledge card that allows you to explore more information about their habitat, diet, lifecycle, and other facts.
Bing chat now supports this experience across a wide range of topics, and will continue to expand this over time.
• Optimized answers for shopping, weather, finance, and autos: Microsoft has redesigned the visual elements that appear at the end of text-based answers so they’re better designed for the Bing chat experience. This has been done across a variety of topics, with the intention of giving you more complete answers to your questions.
For example: When using chat for shopping, Microsoft has made it much easier for you to compare side by side the items you’re considering.
• Better copy and paste experience: Microsoft also improved the copy and paste experience when Bing chat generates code or other blocks of formatted text. You’ll see a separate copy button that allows you to quickly drop it elsewhere.
• Prompts include text formatting: When writing or copying your prompt into Bing chat, you can now include formatting like paragraphs, bullets, or numbering.
To try out the updated Bing mobile app, download it on your iOS or Android device today and experience the improvements for yourself.