Bing AI returns on Windows 11 taskbar

Microsoft continues to expand the use of its latest technology.

by Rafly Gilang
Rafly Gilang
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  • Bing AI chatbot is coming to Windows 11 taskbar, says Microsoft.
  • You can even make the most complex search from your own desktop.
  • Additionally, the update also comes with a bunch of performance fixes & features.

As Microsoft released Build 23419 on the Dev Channel, users spotted the return of Bing AI on the Windows 11 taskbar.

As spotted by Windows enthusiasts @XenoPanther and @PhantomOfEarth, the feature, which is tied to the search box ID, is gradually coming on several insiders in the channel. Now, once you click the Bing button, it will automatically open the AI-powered Chat on Edge.

One week after its rollout in late February 2023, Microsoft reportedly removed the Bing AI chatbot from your taskbar, in case you haven’t noticed.

The Redmond tech giant is surely not giving up on its latest innovation any time soon, but the recent development may suggest that it’s not ready for prime time yet.

No, as we mentioned earlier, the Bing AI doesn’t work directly on the taskbar itself, but rather opens a Microsoft Edge window to Bing’s chat mode’s waitlist. Once you signed up for it and passed, you’d be able to command complex searches on the engine.

Today, we take the next major step forward adding to the incredible breadth and ease of use of the Windows PC by implementing a typable Windows search box and the amazing capability of the new AI-powered Bing directly into the taskbar. Putting all your search needs for Windows in one easy to find location

Microsoft’s latest attempt to enter the AI war has been quite perplexing. Many think the new Bing is not ready yet for primetime—some users reported they have been harassed by the chatbot—although it’s still heading in the right direction. It doesn’t seem to phase Microsoft at all. They just rolled out the new Bing for Edge and Skype users on mobile with a nice voice input feature in it.

Additionally, the Redmond-based tech giant also announced a plethora of other security and performance updates for the taskbar. Among the most important updates is the Phone Link app, which is coming for iOS users. Now, iPhone users can access texts and calls while on their Windows laptops.

Also, from now on, display support for Braille and enhanced voice access have arrived in the accessibility feature, and you can also do screen recording in Snipping Tool.

What do you think about this latest move by Microsoft? Let us know in the comments!

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