In an announcement, Divya Kumar, Global Head of Marketing at Microsoft, revealed upcoming improvements to the mobile versions of Bing and Edge.
The features shown at the beginning of May are rolling out this week, enriching the Bing Chat experience with videos, knowledge cards, infographics, better formatting, and integrated social sharing capabilities.
The chat history is brought up, allowing you to access your recent activity by clicking the clock icon at the top of the chat window.
Here’s more about the new features coming this week.
Improved Bing experience
Microsoft launched AI-powered Bing and Edge 100 days ago, marking a significant milestone in its technology journey.
The hype around Bing has reached unprecedented levels, marked by an eightfold increase in daily downloads since the launch of the new version.
Microsoft believes this rise reflects the global adoption of Bing as a mobile AI assistant.
To further enhance these mobile experiences, Microsoft is bringing new features to Bing, SwiftKey, Edge, and Skype.
Bing is gaining a variety of new features.
Microsoft releases Bing Chat widget to add to iOS or Android home screens.
This will allow you to jump right into the new Bing Chat experience or ask questions verbally by clicking the microphone icon.
A much requested feature is the ability to have continuous conversations across platforms. This is possible now.
With the updated Bing app, you can start a conversation on desktop and continue it on mobile, and vice versa.
Microsoft is increasing country and language support for voice input and improving the quality of non-English chats, ensuring that users around the world can customize their experience.
SwiftKey, Microsoft’s keyboard for iOS and Android, is seeing great AI integrations.
Now, you can use SwiftKey to compose messages with artificial intelligence, making text entry more efficient and predictable.
The AI-powered Microsoft Translator is now integrated into the SwiftKey keyboard, making multilingual communication even easier.
After bringing up the keyboard, tap the Bing icon, select Translate, choose languages, and type or paste text to get a translation.
Finally, the app will introduce new tones for a more personalized typing experience.
In a move that brings Bing’s AI capabilities to Skype, you can now access the new Bing in all group chats, taking the app’s conversational capabilities to a new level.
Bing can be featured directly in a chat without having to add them to their contacts.
The Edge app is set to offer a more contextually aware conversation, allowing you to ask questions about the content on a page or ask Bing to summarize it.
I look forward
This series of upgrades and new features ends with your first 100 days of using AI-powered Bing.
Microsoft’s upcoming Build conference will have updates on developers and how they can use the Bing AI platform to improve their offering across desktop and mobile.