September 21, 2023

The ChatGPT app for iOS now lets ChatGPT Plus customers use Bing to get outcomes from the search engine (by way of ZDNet). Microsoft introduced at its Construct developer convention that Bing would develop into the default search engine for ChatGPT, and the Bing integration has been obtainable on the ChatGPT internet app since final month.

Including Bing search outcomes to ChatGPT doesn’t sound like a giant deal, however the free model of the generative AI app really doesn’t have details about what occurred after September 2021. ChatGPT customers might already deal with these limitations by utilizing third-party plugins to entry different data sources, although entry to ChatGPT plugins continues to be fairly restricted.

To get Bing search leads to the ChatGPT app for iOS, you’ll want an lively ChatGPT Plus subscription ($20/month). Within the app’s settings, you’ll additionally have to allow Looking within the “New Options” part. Within the mannequin switcher, the “Browse with Bing” choice will then seem within the drop-down menu.

For those who do want a ChatGPT Plus subscription to take pleasure in the most effective of what the generative AI app has to supply, together with sooner response occasions powered by the newer GPT-4 mannequin, Microsoft’s Bing chatbot just about presents the identical options free of charge. Bing doesn’t assist third-party plugins but, however Microsoft is already engaged on it.

At its Construct convention final month, Microsoft additionally introduced that it working with OpenAI on an open commonplace for plugins. Which means that ChatGPT plugins ought to ultimately be appropriate with Bing, the Microsoft 365 Copilot, and the upcoming Home windows Copilot.