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How to Use Bing AI: Beginner’s Guide

13 mins

Marko Georgiev

Published by: Marko Georgiev

06 June 2024, 07:22PM

In Brief

Bing AI is based on an improved version of GPT-4, offering free access.

Key features: intelligent search, image creation, and interactive chat.

Supports plugins, multiple languages, and integrates with Microsoft Edge.

Bing AI offers tools for content optimization, creative assistance, and education.

Access Bing AI via Microsoft's website or Edge browser for the best experience.

How to Use Bing AI: Beginner’s Guide

Bing AI is one of the most reputable AI chatbots today. It’s right up there with OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Gemini.

Even though Bing AI is based on OpenAI’s GPT-4, it’s said to be using a better and improved version, and currently, it’s the only way to get access to GPT-4 for free.

However, as with any new technology, Microsoft is highly motivated to add useful features and capabilities to ensure that Bing AI is the next big thing.

This has led to some users being confused about how to use Bing AI Chat.

But don’t worry—this simple guide is the perfect place to learn how to maximize this amazing AI tool and use it to its full potential.

So, let’s dive right in!

What is Bing AI Chat?

In an effort to keep up with the trend of developing powerful AI tools and chatbots, Microsoft has developed Bing AI.

Bing AI Chat is an LLM that runs on an upgraded version of GPT-4. It provides intelligent search results and stands out with its ability to access the Internet and support interactive search, among other things. The best thing about the service is that it’s free and gives users everything ChatGPT 4 does and more!

Some of the things that make Bing AI stand out are the ability to give references for answers and generate images. Additionally, it supports different plugins and everything from conversation-style responses to formal ones.

Key Features of Bing AI

Bing AI offers a variety of features designed to enhance your online experience, making it an everyday AI companion for a wide range of tasks:

  • Intelligent Search Results: Provides accurate, AI-enhanced answers to your search queries, ensuring you get the most relevant information.
  • Image Creator: Uses DALL·E 3 to generate gorgeous images based on your prompts, perfect for visual projects.
  • Enhanced Chat: Engages in interactive conversations, offering helpful and well-formatted responses.
  • Real-Time Data: Delivers up-to-date information and search results, powered by the Microsoft Prometheus model.
  • Deep Search: Allows for in-depth web searches, providing detailed explanations and targeted results.
  • Plugin Support: Integrates with various plugins to customize and enhance your Bing Chat experience.
  • Content Optimization: Helps you improve your content with AI-driven suggestions and insights.
  • Multiple Languages: Supports various languages, ensuring accessibility for a diverse user base.
  • Creative Assistance: Generates rap lyrics, poems, and stories, helping you find inspiration and craft unique content.
  • Educational Tools: Offers features like image analysis and predictive suggestions, making it a valuable educational resource.
  • Microsoft Edge Integration: Best experienced with Microsoft Edge, providing seamless access to Bing AI’s capabilities.

Bing AI stands out with its ability to provide targeted results, optimize content, and assist in both creative and educational endeavours, all while being a reliable everyday AI companion.

How to Use Bing AI Chat

Now that you know what Bing AI is and how it came to be, let’s get started and show you how to use it!

1. Getting Started

The first thing you need to do is launch Microsoft Bing and type in Once you’re there, click on "Sign in".

Sing in

After this, a window will pop up, asking you what kind of account you’ll be using to sign in. Choose to sign in with a personal account.

personal account

You should be redirected to a page where you can create an account if you don’t have one or log in if you do.

Sign in

Once you’re there and you’ve logged in to your Microsoft account, there are two ways to access Bing AI Chat. You can click on the Copilot button located in the navigation bar or the Copilot icon at the top-right of your screen.


The Copilot Button in the nav bar redirects you to the Microsoft Copilot AI Chat, and the top-left button opens an Edge sidebar window and starts a conversation.

copilot chat

However, to get the whole experience, we recommend clicking on the Copilot Bing Chat button, which redirects you to the official chat.

copilot website

2. Starting Your First Chat

Now that you have access to Bing Chat’s full potential, it’s time to start talking to the Bing AI chatbot. You can ask it anything you need. That's what I asked:

Copilot answer

As you can see, when you enter a prompt, the AI tool takes in the information and generates a relevant response. The information is simple, useful, and formatted very well.

Moreover, when you hover over your prompt, you get three additional buttons (see the image above). The first copy button copies a transcript of the prompt you sent along with the chat title.

The second pencil icon can be used to edit your prompt and resend it, and the third redirect you to the Bing Search Engine results related to your prompt:

Search results

3. Additional Functionalities

Despite the very well-generated answer, I’ve highlighted some of the most impressive aspects of Bing Chat’s response. Let’s take a look:

Copilot chat

First, we have the Learn More section, where Bing gives you references to helpful blogs and articles relevant to your prompt. Moreover, there are predictive suggestions related to your previous prompt, so if you’re looking for something similar, you don’t have to type it out.

4. After You’ve Got a Response

This wouldn’t be a true "how to use Bing AI" guide if we didn’t show you everything this AI tool offers after a single prompt.

Another exciting feature is the Search feature on the left. Bing AI allows you to go to the Bing Search Engine directly and browse the net for things relevant to your prompt.


Moreover, on the right, you can see all the specialized GPTs that you can use on Bing Chat.

You can also notice a Plugins section (to the right of Chats) where you can add different plugins to improve and further customize your experience.

That sums up the basic functionalities offered by Bing AI Chat. In the following section, we have some tips and interesting features that Bing has integrated into its Copilot system.

Additional Tips and Bing AI Copilot Features

Now that you’re familiar with the basics of Bing AI let’s explore some more advanced topics and features.

Using Bing Image Creator

That’s right! The new Bing AI comes with an image generator. By using DALL·E 3, Bing AI can create any images relevant to your prompt. Let’s see how it works.

You can either enter a prompt at the regular Bing AI Chat or visit the Copilot Designer official website. Using the official website is better, and here’s why.


The Bing Image Creator uses boosts to ensure your images are generated faster. Each prompt requires 1 boost token, and you get four variations of the image per response to choose from. After you’ve run out of boosts, the creator will still work; however, it will be much slower.

Bing Image Creator

Deep Search

When using the Microsoft Edge browser, you can quickly refer back to Copilot/Bing AI Chat (the Copilot icon on the left) or do a deep search of the web (on the right).

deep search

If you choose Deep Search, you get more in-depth results related to the message in your search box.

deep search

You can choose what kind of explanation you prefer (the right red box). In our context, we can choose whether it’s Mathematical, Educational, or something more interactive and meant for learning! You can start to imagine the limitless possibilities and applications of this feature.

Image Analysis

Bing AI is not just useful for generating natural language. The AI chatbot by Bing features an option to attach images to be analyzed by the software.

The best way to demonstrate this is to use an example. First, we select an image to attach by clicking on the Add an Image button and telling Copilot what we want to do in a few words.

Image Analysis

After sending the prompt, Bing AI analyzes the image and generates information. Here is what Bing AI saw in this image of an iPhone:

iPhone image analysis

Bing AI did an amazing job analyzing the image, with the only potential missed detail being what model of iPhone this was. For those who are unsure, it’s an iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.

We hope you enjoyed this in-depth guide and that it helped you understand how to use Bing AI Chat. Bing AI Chat is a powerful and adaptable tool that enhances your online experience with its smart search features and educational answers.

Whether you use it to generate images, get help with code, or perform deep searches on any topic, Bing AI can do it all. As an everyday AI companion, it offers endless possibilities. For a fully enhanced browsing experience, check out its key features, use the plugins, and enjoy how well they work together.

With Bing AI, you can create gorgeous images using the image creator, powered by the new language model and Microsoft Prometheus model. This ensures you receive accurate and targeted results for your search queries. The Bing chat feature allows you to have meaningful conversations, providing helpful answers and sourced summaries for your searches.

Dive into the capabilities of the new Bing, which supports multiple languages and offers optimized content for a variety of tasks. From composing rap lyrics and crafting poems to finding inspiration for a dream vacation or preparing for a job interview, Bing AI is here to assist you. Its integration with Microsoft Edge makes it a seamless search engine and companion for your web activities.

Explore the search bar for real-time information and browse through your chat history to review past queries and follow-up questions. The app’s improved safety features ensure a secure browsing experience. Bing AI's proprietary technology allows you to weave tales, find relevant news articles, and optimize your content efficiently.

Download Bing today and discover how it can help you talk to AI, save chats, and provide accurate citations for your searches. Whether you are searching for data, creating images, or writing stories, Bing AI is your go-to tool for an enhanced and productive online experience.

Look into Bing AI and see how it can help you do things online faster and easier!

Frequently Asked Questions

You can access Bing AI by going to the official website or using the browser's extension if you’re using Microsoft Edge. For users using other browsers, the experience is limited to 5 prompts or 2000 characters in the text box per session.

Yes, you can! If you sign into any Microsoft account from your Edge browser, you can get access to Bing AI Chat and related Microsoft Copilot functionalities. However, for the free version, you are limited to 30 questions per day on Edge or 5 per day on Chrome.

Navigate to the official artificial intelligence image creator page, make sure you have enough boost tokens, enter a prompt, and click on Create!

The most common issue is reaching your daily limit. However, other causes might be incomplete account information. Additionally, if you're using the Edge browser-integrated chatbot since the feature is still in development, it might be causing issues.

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