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Microsoft's new share button allows you to easily show people what Bing AI has to say.

Posted by Chia Kai Wen on March 19, 2023 Chia Kai Wen

Microsoft has added a button to allow you to share a Bing response on social media without needing to take a picture.

Microsoft has added a button to allow you to post the AI's responses to Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. This is in an effort to make it easier for users to share their experiences with GPT-4-powered Bing Chat. Although people have been sharing the fascinating (and sometimes disturbing) things the chatbot has said via screenshots, it seems that Microsoft is now looking into it. This could be a sign that Microsoft is more confident in the security measures it has put up to protect the system from users who have pushed it beyond its limits.

The company posted a blog post-Friday showing the share button. It states that it can be used to generate a persistent URL to the answer and also to share it on social media. The link will take you to a Bing Chat window. It'll give the answer it gave the person who shared it along with citations. You can also follow up on the answer of another person. I followed a link for meal ideas and asked it for vegan options. It gave me the answers.

To get the full experience, you will need to open the link in Edge. You also need to be signed in to a Microsoft account to have access to the Bing Chat preview. Although the company still uses a waitlist system, it seems to be allowing people to join immediately after they click on the "join waitlist” button. Edge will still display the shared answer if you don't have access via Bing Chat. With other browsers such as Chrome or Safari, it will just show a message telling to download Edge.

Microsoft claims it is testing an optimization on the 'Balanced mode that significantly improves performance". This will allow the bot to respond to your questions more quicker. It didn't seem as slow as it was before, although none of the Verge staffers tested it.

Microsoft also claims that it has improved Bing's contextual understanding over the past week, allowing it to "absorb greater amounts of context" when using the Creative tone. According to the blog post, this should allow it to summarize large amounts of text more effectively than before.


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