Microsoft’s Bing Chatbot Comes to Swiftkey and the Microsoft Start App

Microsoft’s Bing Chatbot is coming to two new Microsoft apps today, the company’s Swiftkey mobile keyboard and Microsoft Start. The chatbot was added to the beta version of Swiftkey for Android last week, so iOS users didn’t have to wait long to see it as well.

The Bing integration in Swiftkey lets you search the web for information, chat with the chatbot, and change the tone of something you wrote. While search is available for all users, the Chat and Tone features require you to be signed into a Microsoft account that has access to the Bing preview.

Microsoft Start, the app previously known as Microsoft News is also adding a Bing chatbot button on its bottom navigation bar. It’s actually hard to distinguish this app from the standalone Bing app, which also has a Bing button on its navigation bar and promotes the same low-quality news articles from Microsoft Start.

Lastly, Microsoft says that it has expanded access to its Bing chatbot in Skype group conversations. You can @mention the chatbot there to ask it the questions you want without leaving the context of your conversation.

Thanks to its new chatbot, Microsoft’s Bing search engine recently crossed 100 million daily users, and there have been more than 100 million chats to date. You can still sign up for the Bing preview on this page.

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