Microsoft’s new Windows 11 update has added a button to promote its Bing AI. Chatbot
Microsoft’s new Windows 11 update:
The new Bing option is only becoming a regular fixture of Microsoft’s new Windows 11 update, which Microsoft releases in 2021. Support for Windows 10 ends in 2025, and many still haven’t upgraded. In January, about 69% of Windows PCs were still running Windows 10 and 18% were on Windows 11, according to estimates by Stat Counter.
But not everyone will see the chat button in Windows 11 right now. Microsoft has given more than 1 million people access to the new Bing, a small number compared to the estimated 100 million people using OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot in January.
Over time, taskbar changes can drive higher usage of updated Bing. More than 500 million people use the Windows search box every month, Microsoft’s product chief, Panos Pane, wrote in a blog post.
When Bing has been available on Microsoft’s new Windows 11 update taskbar for several years, and people are typing in specific queries, but later Microsoft generates revenue when ads appear in search results. Heavy usage of updated Bing could bring financial boom. Microsoft will gain $2 billion in additional revenue for every percent of revenue in the search-advertising market, Amy Hood, the company’s finance chief, said Feb. 7.
Jefferies surveyed 900 consumers about the new Bing, and of the 127 who tried it, 86% said they were impressed or very impressed, but only 17% said they would make Bing is their new default search engine, which is a Monday note for clients.
Those with Windows 11 PCs on version 22H2 can request and set the new version with smarter Bing and other additions by opening the Windows Update section of the Settings app. Panay wrote in the blog post by clicking the Check for Updates button.