Ever since Microsoft debuted the new Bing in preview early last month, millions of people have joined the waitlist with hopes of having their requests approved. The company confirmed that it is actively approving more requests to ensure even more people get to experience the new capabilities that ship with the tool.
Just this week, Microsoft confirmed that Bing has exceeded 100 million daily active users. The millions of users that signed up to preview the new Bing have played a significant role in helping the company achieve this.
However, there’s still a large number of people that are still stuck on the waitlist even after running the speed-ups. Microsoft’s Vice President at Bing, Michael Schechter has instructed such users to ensure that their birth dates are featured in their Microsoft account profiles.
If you've been stuck on the @bing waitlist for awhile (and have done the speedups), please check your Microsoft account profile to ensure your birthday is there – https://t.co/cj6TMz9rCJ
If we don't know your birthday, we can't approve you!
— Michael Schechter (@mikeschechter) March 9, 2023
Some users quickly hopped on the opportunity but have cited some issues. Some have indicated that they had been banned from MS Rewards which poses an issue when trying to get on the waitlist. Schechter directed the user to contact MS Rewards’ support for further assistance.
Another user also reported that they were getting the Something went wrong which locked them out from signing up for the waitlist completely. Schechter responded and said that the user’s account might have been flagged as suspicious and asked them to contact Bing for further assistance.
Microsoft Bing also provided another alternative to skip the long queue and asked people to comment with the first question they’d ask the new Bing once they got access. However, that ship has since sailed since the timestamp placed on sending out the comments has lapsed.
🏃♂️SKIP THE LINE 🏃♂️
Reply With the first thing you’ll ask Bing by March 7th at 10am (PST) for a chance to be 1 of 100 randomly selected users to bypass the waitlist and get access to the Bing preview. pic.twitter.com/E8BlcOGL7H
— Bing (@bing) March 6, 2023
The team behind the AI-powered tool is busy at work and continues to push updates to ensure that users get to enjoy a smooth experience while interacting with the tool. With a little over a month since its launch, the new Bing has presented users with pros and cons in equal measure.
If you are still on the waitlist, this should help you get next in line. Let us know if you can now preview the new Bing in the comments.