You’ll soon be able to control Edge from Bing chat pane

July 12, 2023

In the recent development of the hotly-anticipated release of AI assistance Windows Copilot, Edge is getting its assistant, too. As spotted by an Edge enthusiast, Microsoft is working closely to bring a nice little touch that lets you control Edge from Bing chat pane on the right side of your screen. 

@Leopeva64 shared their discovery of a new feature in Microsoft Edge on Twitter. This feature allows users to give the browser simple word prompts, and the browser will execute the command. For example, users can type “v tabs” to open vertical tabs or “down hub” to open Downloads. This feature works identically to Windows Copilot, which is a similar feature that is available on Windows 11.

Additionally, you can also open Edge internal pages, and add all open pages to a Collection. 

In June, Microsoft made a permanent adjustment by affixing the Bing Chat pane to the right side of the screen. Upon clicking the Bing chat button or using the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + .), the pane opens automatically.

Speaking of Bing Chat, as we previously reported, the smart chatbot will soon have a new feature that allows users to disable web searches. This could be beneficial for users who want to use the chatbot for tasks that do not require web-based answers, such as coding or math equations.

What are your thoughts on the feature to control Edge from Bing chat? Do you think it’s a good addition? Let us know in the comments!

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