Bing AI chat on Chrome is finally here. Commercial suicide for Microsoft?

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After “gatekeeping” its powerful chatbot a few months after its release, Bing AI chat on Chrome is finally a thing.

As initially spotted by Windows Latest, the Redmond-based tech giant has started releasing the chatbot to a few users. Alongside this release, they have included dark/light themes and extensive advertising for Microsoft Edge. 

However, the chatbot is currently limited to only 5 messages and a character count of 2,000, whereas Edge supports 4,000 characters and up to 30 messages.

Would it be commercial suicide for Microsoft? Well, limiting Bing AI chat to Microsoft Edge may encourage users to switch to the browser to potentially boost its adoption, but it appears that Microsoft is attempting to lure Chrome users by offering them a free “test drive” of its world’s first-ever popular AI-powered search engine. 

If you remember, earlier reports indicated that Microsoft has been conducting close testing of this feature. Recently, Microsoft’s Mikhail Parakhin mentioned that Bing Chat on other browsers is in “running flights” and is expected to begin rolling out within “a week or two.”

Before this, users who wanna use Bing AI chat on other browsers must make a few tweaks to their browser settings. First, access Developer tools, then Network condition, and uncheck “Use browser default” for User-agent. Choose Microsoft Edge (Chromium) – Windows from the dropdown and reload the page. 

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