- You could use the extension of Chrome, and other browsers as well.
- It infringed Microsoft's trademarks, so it got banned.
- However, the other browsers are coming with their own AI tools.
Bing Chat is definitely a very useful tool to have. Microsoft is investing a lot in it, and it shows. The tool is so performant that you can create images with it. Even more, it uses AI to give you input on images that you upload.
You can also create a lot of short-form content with it, from social media posts to short stories and so on. Bing is currently on Edge, and Edge users are loving it.
But naturally, developers have made an extension called Bing Chat for all Browsers. You could install this extension on any browser that you use: Chrome, Safari, Opera One, etc.
However, it seems that the Bing Chat for all Browsers extension will be banned moving forwards.
The developer anaclumos has gotten an email from the Google Legal team, announcing them that the extension infringes Microsoft’s trademarks. Following this, the developer said they’re shutting the extension down.
No more Bing Chat for all Browsers
anaclumos made a statement that reads:
Today I got a letter from Microsoft and Google Legal teams that this app infringes Microsoft’s Trademarks, and I should take the app down.
I have considered alternative actions I can take, such as changing the app’s name and logo, but I eventually decided to stop the app’s development. In the end, paired with Microsoft’s recent move (#74), it seems Microsoft really wants to shut down these extensions, and even if I resolve the current issue, it does not feel like MS will stop. Plus, they are already rolling out access from other browsers (source).
Within the next hour to two days, I will shut down the App’s distribution. Feel free to make a fork, but beware, Microsoft will reach out to you if you get too big.
It seems that Microsoft is already thinking about getting Bing Chat to the other browsers as well. So if you like Bing Chat, but you don’t see yourself using Edge, it will be only a matter of time before can experience it on your preferred browser as well.
But the browser giants are already coming up with their own AI tools. Take Opera One, for example, which has built its own AI tool called Aria.
So Microsoft should better make a move fast if it wants to popularize Bing Chat everywhere. It would be a shame not, since the tool is really great on Edge, already.
And for now, if you’re using Bing Chat for all browsers extension, then it will most probably be down in the next few days if it’s not already.
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