AI-powered Bing, Edge, Skype apps now available on iOS, Android


Microsoft India on Wednesday announced the preview release of new AI-powered Bing and Edge mobile apps on iOS and Android, to serve as a co-pilot of the web version.

Users who have access to the preview will be able to access the new Bing experience from the homepage of the Microsoft Edge mobile app.

The new Bing app will provide users with the same experience as they do on desktop.

By tapping on the Bing icon at the bottom of the app, users will be taken to a chat session where they can interact just as they would on desktop.

“Ask simple or complex questions and get answers and quotes. Choose how you want your answers displayed – bullet points, text or simplified responses. Bing chat experience to refine your query or create an email, poem or list Explore,” Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer, Microsoft wrote in a blog post.

With the introduction of the new Bing mobile app, the tech giant also added “voice search” — giving users more versatility in how they can prompt and receive answers from Bing.

In addition, the company also created a new chat experience by introducing AI-powered Bing for Skype to enhance users’ social communication with their friends and family.

“Fluent in more than 100 languages, and able to translate between them, Bing can provide unique value to this global communications tool,” the company said.

It added, “Available worldwide in preview today, the new Bing in Skype can provide helpful, real-time answers to all your questions.”

The company also said it envisions bringing the AI-powered Bing capability to other communication apps, such as Teams, in the future.

Microsoft said last week that more than 1 million people signed up on a waiting list to try out the new Bing search with ChatGPT functionality on desktop in just 48 hours.


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