Microsoft today announced that users will also be able to communicate with Bing Chat, the AI-powered chat version of its Bing search engine, via voice commands.
Starting today, you can click the microphone icon in Bing Chat and ask your questions instead of writing them down.
“We know many of you love using voice typing for chat on mobile. It’s now also available on desktop by clicking the microphone icon in the Bing dialog,” the Bing team said.
“We currently support English, Japanese, French, German, and Mandarin, and more languages are in development.”
For those who also want Bing Chat to respond using voice, Microsoft says there is also support for text-to-speech responses.
“Bing Chat also supports text-to-speech responses – it will answer your questions in its own voice,” the company added today.
This week, Redmond also announced that it has added Bing Image Creator support to all chat modes after fully integrating the AI image generator tool into Bing Chat. in March.
Bing Chat will also generate more visual results for travel queries starting this week, with links to additional details from Bing Travel.
The maximum number of turns allowed for a single Bing Chat conversation has also increased from 20 to 30. The total number of turns per day has also seen a substantial increase, reaching 300.
These updated limits apply to conversations in progress and retroactively to previous conversations stored in your Bing Chat history. Therefore, you can revisit and resume conversations that may have already reached a rotation limit and seamlessly continue where you left off.
Microsoft announced Bing Chatits chat-based, AI-powered search engine Bing on February 7, when it also released a new version of the Edge web browser with new sidebar chat and compose features.
The company also integrated Bing Chat into the Windows 11 search box with the release of Windows 11 22H2 ‘Moment 2’ Update.
Microsoft revealed a week ago that it would end support for the standalone Windows app Cortana from late 2023 after its place on Windows desktops was taken over by AI. Windows co-driver unveiled at this year’s Build conference.