Microsoft rolls out additional Search features for OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Bing

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Microsoft has announced that Bing Search will be the default search engine on OpenAI’s ChatGPT service, providing users with more up-to-date and timely information.

Initially, Bing Search will be available to ChatGPT Plus subscribers, with plans to expand access to free users in the future.

The integration of Bing Search aims to enhance the search capabilities of ChatGPT, which previously relied on a dataset from 2021 or earlier. By enabling Bing Search, ChatGPT can deliver more current answers sourced directly from the web.

In addition to this integration, OpenAI has launched the ChatGPT iOS app, allowing users to access the popular tool on their mobile devices. The app offers the same features as the web version, including voice input through OpenAI’s speech-recognition system called Whisper.

While the initial release of the voice input feature has been reported to be somewhat buggy, the app provides a user-friendly interface for convenient usage. Initially available in the United States, the ChatGPT app will expand to more countries in the coming weeks. OpenAI also plans to release an Android app in the near future.

Why does this matter?

These updates make ChatGPT even more accessible and convenient for searchers, SEO professionals, and content creators, enabling them to utilize the tool anytime and anywhere while maintaining their history across devices.

It will be interesting to observe the differences in answers generated between ChatGPT with Bing Search and Bing Chat, highlighting the potential of combining AI language models with search engines.