First spotted by the folks over at Windows Central, it appeared that Microsoft had done away with the waitlist to preview the new Bing. Ever since its debut, millions of users signed up and joined the waitlist with the aim of getting to preview the tool.
However, while talking to The Verge, Caitlin Roulston the communications director at Microsoft stated that the company hasn’t scrapped Bing’s waitlist and that it’s still in preview. The director further added that some users are now able to access the new Bing at sign-up because the team behind the tool is running numerous tests that have accelerated the process, thus allowing them to skip the waitlist bit.
Microsoft has previously indicated that it had expedited the process and it is approving thousands of requests in a bid to get more people off the waitlist. The company has also highlighted key requirements that users need to meet, such as having their birth dates correctly entered in their Microsoft Account profiles. Missing crucial details like these might deter you from accessing the new Bing that’s powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT-4.
The change comes a day to Microsoft’s virtual event, “Future of Work with AI” where we expect Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella alongside Jared Spataro to speak on how AI will power a whole new way of working for every person and organization.
The company has been busy at working pushing updates to the tool with the aim of enhancing its user experience, Microsoft had placed a cap on the tool limiting how users interact with it but has been gradually expanding them, the daily chat turn limit stands at 150.
In related news, Microsoft Edge’s latest version also shipped with a copilot designed to let you boost your productivity and efficiency by providing intelligent suggestions and insights based on the context of the web page and the user’s goals.
Sign up to preview the new Bing now, be sure to also let us know if you get immediate access in the comments.