Microsoft’s Bing chatbot You’ll be glad to hear that it’s now available without signing in to a Microsoft account.
This means anyone can now jump in and start quizzing the ChatGPT-powered AI on any topic they think of, with one caveat.
As some of you have noticed, we’ve started rolling out unauthenticated chat access on Bing. Only seeing 5 chat rounds per session? Sign in for a longer conversation.May 17, 2023
Windows Central (opens in a new tab) Spotted a tweet from Microsoft VP of Search Growth and Distribution (Bing) Michael Schechter announcing that Bing AI now offers unauthenticated chat access.
However, while you don’t need to log in to use the AI, you’ll only be able to have very short conversations–only five questions in a session. A logged-in person will receive 20 queries per session.
In other Bing AI news, the chatbot has evolved further with the addition of share buttons and more export options, as well as an improved copy and paste experience, useful little actions like New article (opens in a new tab) mark).
We recently upgraded Bing Chat with export and share functionality. We’ve also improved the copy and paste experience. Below is an example of a tooltip that includes the actions Copy, Download and Share, and Download to PDF. Stay tuned for more export options. pic.twitter.com/vEgaDY4dqbMay 17, 2023
Analytics: Bringing Bing to Everyone, Faster
Remember when Bing AI first launched?Chatbots get into all kinds of trouble controversial oddity Due to derailment during long chat sessions, Microsoft has imposed strict limits on session length to address this specific issue.
The limit is five queries per session – which is what unauthenticated users are getting now. In other words, it’s the bare minimum. (Well, obviously that’s the bare minimum – anything below five will leave little or no opportunity to explore any topics further).
Still, an absolute minimum is much better than nothing, so we’re glad to see Microsoft go down this route. It provides a convenient way for those who haven’t tried Bing AI, which of course means additional traffic for Microsoft.
No doubt, Microsoft hopes that by giving people a taste of Bing, they’ll be impressed enough to log them in for the full longer chat experience.