Microsoft announced that Android users can now use a new widget on their devices to instantly access the ChatGPT-powered Bing Chat. The announcement is part of Microsoft’s feature rollout and updates for Bing this week, which also includes some improvements in the SwiftKey keyboard.
The Bing button is included in the search bar widget that users can add to their home screens. This allows users to use the widget for regular search purposes or to launch the Bing Chat.
The software company announced the launch of the widget last week alongside other features dedicated to smartphone users. And as promised, some of them are now available this week, including three new features for SwiftKey: Compose feature taken from the Edge panel, the addition of Witty and Funny tones, and the Translator feature for iOS. According to Microsoft, it also made some improvements in the sport grounding of Bing, so it should now provide better answers involving games, schedules, stats, and standings across a variety of sports.
The news follows Microsoft’s revelation about bringing the new Bing to Windows 11 under the name “Windows Copilot.” The ChatGPT-powered creation is expected to accept natural language queries and perform commands, from changing the PC’s settings to creating compositions and summarizing texts. The company also shared that it recently brought Bing to ChatGPT through a plugin. When enabled, the ChatGPT app can use Bing “to provide timelier and more up-to-date answers with access from the web.”