The latest Windows 11 update brings Microsoft’s new AI-powered Bing search directly to your desktop’s taskbar.
This is a surprise update and a quick implementation of Bing AI search. The company only just released Bing’s AI search in February, and it’s still invite-only.
However, the feature has already been used by more than one million people on the Microsoft Edge web browser and the Bing or Edge mobile app.
Microsoft says the new update will bring the feature to “hundreds of millions” of users, and it will be available right on your desktop through the taskbar search.
Also included in the latest update is Phone Link for iOS. Phone Link is a Windows feature that has been available on Android for a while now.
It allows users to connect their phones, so they never miss important calls or messages while on the computer.
The update also adds an improved widget system with support for third-party options from Meta and Spotify. Plus, the operating system is finally adding an official screen recording tool.
As with most Windows updates, this one also includes several minor features and changes. However, the ones outlined above are the most significant.
This update is available starting March 1. But if you want to try out Bing’s AI chat in the Windows 11 taskbar, you’ll still need to sign up to preview the feature.
How To Sign Up For Microsoft’s AI Bing Update
To sign up for the waitlist, you’ll need to first log into your Microsoft account. Here’s what you need to do:
- Head to Bing.com
- Sign into your Microsoft account in the top right
- Click Learn More in the middle ticker
- Confirm that you wish to Join the Waitlist on the next screen
That’s all there is to it. Once you finish these steps, Microsoft will let you know it accepts you to try out the Bing AI search feature early.
The new AI-powered Bing is far from perfect. The bot gave some truly unhinged answers to prompts during its initial rollout. However, Microsoft responded to criticisms and ensured that Bing’s AI would continue to improve.
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