Expanding Capabilities and Accessibility with Richer Visuals, Multimodal Support, and Enhanced Productivity
- Microsoft Bing and Edge are moving from Limited Preview to Open Preview, eliminating the waitlist and making it more accessible to users.
- The next generation focuses on richer visual experiences, with enhanced charts, graphs, and Image Creator support in over 100 languages.
- Microsoft aims to make search more productive by introducing chat history, persistent chats, improved summarization, and third-party integrations.
Microsoft has announced the next generation of AI-powered Bing and Edge, bringing a transformative approach to the world’s largest category of software – search. With the goal of reinventing the search experience, the new Bing focuses on delivering more accurate and conversational results, while Edge aims to be the ultimate copilot for web browsing.
In just 90 days since unveiling the new Bing, it has gained over 100 million daily active users, and daily installs of the Bing mobile app have increased by 4X. Microsoft is now taking the next step by moving Bing from Limited Preview to Open Preview, removing the waitlist and making it more accessible to users.
The next generation of Bing and Edge seeks to make search more visual, with the introduction of richer, more engaging visual answers, including charts and graphs. The Bing Image Creator is now available in more than 100 languages, allowing users to create images in their native language. Microsoft is also working on multimodal support and visual search capabilities within chat.
To make search more productive, Microsoft is adding chat history and the ability to share and export chats. Users will soon be able to maintain access to previous chats and seamlessly transition to collaborative tools like Microsoft Word. Additionally, Edge will offer improved summarization capabilities for long documents and websites, making it easier to consume dense content.
Microsoft is also transforming Bing from a product to a platform by integrating third-party plug-ins and creating opportunities for developers. Upcoming integrations with OpenTable and Wolfram|Alpha demonstrate the potential for more advanced and personalized search experiences. More details on these developments will be revealed at Microsoft Build later this month.