Microsoft is adding new features to Bing Chat to stay ahead of the curve in artificial intelligence and integrate it more closely with its ecosystem of products.
A few weeks ago, Microsoft lifted some of the restrictions on Bing Chat in browsers like Chrome and Safari. In the latest update, Microsoft added a “rewrite” button and integrated Bing Chat with Microsoft Excel, the popular spreadsheet editor.
ChatGPT already had an “edit” button that let you restart and change any part of the conversation by hovering over it. This meant you didn’t have to restart the whole conversation to change the prompt. You just edited the message and waited for the magic to happen, without having to give the conversational chat all the context again.
Bing Chat copies this feature from ChatGPT
In the same way, Bing Chat will resume the conversation from the message that we have edited. Additionally, editing messages will not count towards the daily AI chat limit. Therefore, we will not waste turns of use when we have entered a prompt that does not return the expected messages.
When you edit the message, the context remains unchanged. Bing Chat will continue to maintain the context generated by previous messages and It will not be necessary for us to start the conversation again from scratch or summarize the context. This way, we neither waste turns nor waste time restarting the conversation.
The first Bing Chat integration is Microsoft Excel
Microsoft has integrated Excel into Bing Chat without causing too much fuss, allowing create tables with Artificial Intelligence and edit them directly in the famous spreadsheet application. It works in real time and there is no need to export the conversation and open it in Excel.
You just have to click on the “Edit in Excel” button that will appear above the table and that will show the data generated in the Excel web application in a new tab. This feature is being rolled out experimentally and it is expected that in the future, Bing Chat will directly open the desktop Excel application.