May has been a busy month for Microsoft as far as BIng Chat is concerned. At the beginning of this month, the company released the AI-powered chatbot to open preview for everyone to try out.
And more recently, the company enhanced the tool’s accessibility by allowing users to leverage its capabilities without a Microsoft Account. However, the company placed a five chat turns per session cap to limit the user’s interaction and engagement with the tool. You’ll therefore be required to sign in to the chatbot with a Microsoft Account to access all its features.
As it happens, Microsoft has shipped yet another significant update to Bing Chat designed to enhance interaction and engagement for users. Microsoft’s CEO of Advertising and Web Services, Mikhail Parakhin took to his Twitter Account to announce that the company was bumping Bing Chat’s character limit from 2,000 to 4,000 characters.
It's one small step for Bing Chat… pic.twitter.com/JpP3BUrW5J
— Mikhail Parakhin (@MParakhin) May 20, 2023
While debuting Bing Chat, Microsoft encountered some setbacks that impacted the tool’s user experience. Some users made reports that the tool was hallucinating and outrightly giving incorrect responses to queries. Microsoft quickly responded by putting measures in place which stunted the tool’s experience, among them limiting Bing Chat’s character limit to 2,000.
This move was received with a mix of emotions. On one hand, some users cited improvements and were generally happy with the entire experience, while on the other hand, technical users with intentions to generate in-depth and long-form content weren’t as impressed. Essentially, this meant that they’d be required to break down their queries into smaller parts.
Some users even devised crude methods to increase Bing Chat’s character limit up to 25,000 characters. And while this new update is a small bump, it’s a step in the right direction. Users will now be able to make longer queries, all with one go.
Microsoft has already started rolling out one of Bing Chat’s most requested features, Chat saving support to users. This is on top of the weekly press release updates.
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