Microsoft is bringing its AI-powered Bing Chat to mobile browsers soon. While Bing Chat has been available in separate mobile apps for Android and iOS since late February, Microsoft is opening it up to all mobile browsers as part of broader changes to stop blocking Bing Chat in third-party browsers.
Bing Chat first launched in February, but it was restricted to Microsoft’s Edge browser. Microsoft began opening up to the Chrome and Safari desktop browsers in late July as part of full compatibility testing with third-party browsers.
“With so many new and useful features now part of Bing, we’re excited to announce that you’ll soon be able to start experiencing the new AI-powered Bing in third-party browsers on the web and on mobile devices,” says the Bing team in a blog post. “This next step in the journey allows Bing to show the incredible value of summary responses, image creation and more to a broader range of people.”
Microsoft first launched Bing Chat six months ago, and the company says it has “seen nine straight quarters of growth at Edge,” likely thanks to the fact that Microsoft blocked Bing Chat in its own browser. There have also been more than 1 million chats on Bing Chat and more than 750 million images generated with the service.
Windows Copilot, powered by Bing Chat, is also coming to Windows 11 soon. Microsoft is currently testing this sidebar in builds of Windows 11, and it looks like it will roll out to all Windows 11 users later this year.