Still waiting to access Bing Chat? Make sure you do these 4 things


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At the beginning of February, Microsoft new Bing launch with chat powered by the next generation version of OpenAI’s big language model in the GPT-3 and -3.5 series, making it “stronger than ChatGPT“, according to Microsoft. Since its launch, millions of people have flooded the waiting list.

Also: How does ChatGPT work?

Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft corporate vice president and chief consumer marketing officer, said “millions of people” have joined the waitlist — up from more than a million two days after launch. This interest is due to The widespread popularity of ChatGPTturn it into a fastest growing app of all timebecause of its ability code, writechat and more.

“The demand is high with millions of people currently on the waiting list. So we ask for a little patience if you’ve just joined the waitlist,” Mehdi tweeted. He said Microsoft is “slowly shrinking people off the waitlist” but assured fans it will make good on its promise to “scale it to millions starting in the coming weeks”.

How to get early access to the new Bing

Bing’s Chatbot It’s currently in limited preview while Microsoft is in public testing, but there’s a waiting list you can join for early access. We have some tips to increase your chances of shortlisting below.

Pressing the “learn more” button will take you to a page where you can join the waitlist. Here you can click the “Join the waitlist” button to secure your spot.

After clicking the “Join waitlist” button, you will be asked to sign in to your Microsoft account. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, all you have to do is create a new one and it will still work. It’s also important to note that you cannot join the waitlist using a professional email or email associated with the organization you belong to. For example, I couldn’t use ZDNET email but had to create a new personal Microsoft account.

To increase your chances of being waitlisted, install Edge, make Edge your default browser, and set Bing as your default search engine. Alternatively, install the Bing Mobile app.

“We’re prioritizing apps with Bing and Edge as default browser and search engines, and the Bing Mobile app installed to optimize the initial experience. Over time, we plan to do so. bring this app to all browsers,” Mehdi wrote.

After you complete all these steps, all you have to do is wait. If you take it off the list, you will receive an email updating your status. May the odds be in your favor!

While this may seem rather random, it’s an important step in making sure you get off the waitlist.

Microsoft Vice President of Growth, Michael Schechter, tweeted“If you’ve been on the Bing waitlist for a while (and have taken steps to speed it up), please check your Microsoft account profile to make sure your date of birth is there – If we don’t know your date of birth, we can’t approve you!”

To complete this step, all you have to do is visit Microsoft account profile and make sure that the field labeled “Date of Birth”, circled in the picture, is filled in.

Frequently asked questions

What is Microsoft’s Bing AI Chatbot?

At the beginning of February, Microsoft unveiled its new AI-enhanced Bing, which runs on the next-generation OpenAI big language model customized specifically for search. According to Microsoft, Bing’s chatbot combines the capabilities of ChatGPT with internet accessibility making it “more powerful than ChatGPT”.

Who can access Microsoft’s new Bing with ChatGPT?

Bing’s chatbot is currently in limited preview while Microsoft is in public testing, but there’s a waiting list you can join. According to a tweet from Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft corporate vice president and chief consumer marketing officer, there are “millions” of people already on the waiting list.

Mehdi didn’t reveal how many people were in the limited preview, but he said Microsoft is currently testing the “new Bing” with users in 169 countries. While highlighting the public’s interest in Bing’s new search capabilities, he said Microsoft is “seeing a lot of engagement with new features like Chat”.

Is Microsoft’s new Bing with ChatGPT free?

Yes, there is no fee to use Microsoft’s new Bing that includes an AI chatbot. Access is, however, the difficult part because there are millions of people on the waiting list and access is still limited.

Is Microsoft’s AI Chatbot better than ChatGPT?

ZDNET tested both Microsoft’s Bing chatbot and Open AI’s ChatGPT chatbot. The results from testing Bing’s version are it solved major problems with ChatGPT includes knowledge of current events through internet access and footnotes with links to sources from which the information is derived.

How will the new Bing release affect Microsoft?

Microsoft’s search engine is experiencing an unprecedented run in the limelight after being eclipsed by Google Search for the past 14 years. Bing was launched in 2009, a decade after Google Search launched and over the years a Microsoft product that investors love to hate.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said ChatGPT will “fundamentally change” all software, starting with what he says is “the biggest category of all – search”. Microsoft claims the addition of Bing of the next-generation GPT version of OpenAI will result in “the biggest jump in relevance in two decades”. For this task, it developed “Microsoft Prometheus”, a proprietary model that combines with OpenAI’s models to produce more relevant results.

If the rumors surrounding ChatGPT appear on Bing as a search engine, then Microsoft could see a significant increase in its user base. ChatGPT gained 100 million users in just two months to become the fastest growing app of all time.

According to Statista, Bing has 1.2 billion users. But Bing also only accounts for about 4% of the world search market, compared with 92% for Google, according to Statcount GlobalStats.


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