- Nov 10, 2017
When Microsoft first launched Bing Chat a few months ago, the only way the chatbot AI service could be accessed by PC owners was by using the Edge web browser. A few days ago, Mikhail Parakhin, Microsoft’s head of Advertising and Web Services, stated that in June, the company would start experimenting with adding support for third-party browsers for Bing Chat.
Now that support is starting to show up for some users. A thread on the Bing Reddit page this weekend showed screenshots of Bing Chat working inside Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome browsers.
When we asked Parakhin about this thread on Twitter today, he did confirm this development, stating, "We are experimenting, will be rolling out gradually." As of this writing, he did not say what specific third-party browsers would be getting Bing Chat support.
Adding support for browsers other than Microsoft Edge will likely boost the use of Bing Chat on the PC platform, although for now it looks like just a few users have access to that support.