Hardcore Chrome or Firefox users may find it hard to switch to the edge browser just to get access to the new Bing Chat AI which has proven to be quite beneficial to most. Luckily, they need not switch. Although the Bing Chat AI is restricted to Microsoft Edge only, developers have come up with a file extension that makes the Bing Chat AI accessible on other browsers.
You might ask why can't you just use Chat GPT which is accessible everywhere? Well, the Bing Chat AI uses gpt4 by default as opposed to gpt3.5 on Chat GPT in which you must pay a subscription fee to get gpt4. With that in mind, this guide will show you how you can access the Bing Chat AI on Chrome and Firefox browsers without paying any fee or switching browsers. Let's get started.
Installing the Bing Chat for All Browsers Extension on Chrome.
The first step is to head over to the Chrome web store and under the extensions category, search for "Bing Chat for All Browsers".
This should return a list of relevant results. The extension we are looking for is from
Sunghyun Cho. You can alternatively use this link Bing Chat for All Browsers
Click on it and choose "Add to Chrome" to install the extension on Chrome.
A pop-up will appear on the screen prompting you to confirm
Add extension. Confirm Add extension and Bing Chat for all Browsers should be installed on Chrome.
When installed, you should see the Bing icon on your list of extensions.
Installing the Bing Chat for All Browsers Extension on Firefox.
To install the "Bing Chat for All Browsers" extension on Firefox, head over to the Add-ons store and search for "Bing Chat for All Browsers." Alternatively, you can use this link Bing Chat for All Browsers
Add to Firefox then
Add on the pop-up that appears to proceed with the installation.
If done correctly, the extension should be installed on Firefox.
Using the Bing Chat AI in Chrome and Firefox
Using the extension is straightforward. The process is the same for Chrome and Firefox.
In the list of your extensions, find the Bing Icon and click on it. On the pop-up window, choose
Open Bing Chat
This will open up a new window with the Bing browser.
In this window, you can use the Bing Chat AI like you would on the Edge browser. Alternatively, you can head over to bing.com directly and get the full Microsoft Bing experience with the chat AI.
If you happen to receive an error that
"Chat mode is only available when you have access to the new Bing", Log in to Microsoft with your credentials and you will be good to go.
This article shows you how you can access the Bing Chat AI using Chrome and Firefox browsers even though Microsoft has it restricted to the Edge browser only. This is especially useful to those users that hate the Edge browser and find it difficult to switch just to get access to the Chat AI.
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