The leadership among chatbots remains with ChatGPT from OpenAI, which is also the “heart” of Bing Chat. The latter only works in the “native” Microsoft Edge browser, while Google Bard has no such limitation. But now Microsoft is expanding access to its chatbot, which is already starting to work in Chrome and Safari browsers.
Unfortunately, so far only selected users have received such access, so the general public will have to wait a little for AI chat in their favorite browser. However, it is unlikely to be a long waiting period.
“We are flighting access to Bing Chat in Safari and Chrome to select users as part of our testing on other browsers,” Caitlin Roulston, Microsoft’s director of communications, says in a statement to The Verge. “We are excited to expand access to even more users once our standard testing procedures are complete.”
For now, those select users can also only access Bing Chat in one of the new browsers for the service. Along with this, different users can see different limits on the size of prompts up to two thousand characters (instead of four, as in Edge). An additional limitation may be the length of the “conversation” with the chat, which will consist of only five requests, instead of 30.
And of course, communicating with Bing Chat in a third-party browser comes with an offer to download Edge.
As for good news, Bing Chat has also received a dark theme. You can go to it through the menu in the upper right corner of the chat window, by going to the Appearance > Dark or System Default. But, so far, the option has also not appeared in all users.