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So you want to use Microsoft's new AI-powered Bing search engine — here's how to do it


Go to Bing.com/new in your internet browser.

Microsoft's new AI-powered Bing and a button to join the waitlist
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Click the blue button that says "Join the waitlist."

the new Bing and a button to join the waitlist
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To get on the list, you'll first need to log in to your Microsoft account. If you don't have an account yet, you'll need to create one before you can log in.

Microsoft account sign-in page for accessing Bing
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After you sign in, you should see a message saying, "Great! You're on the waitlist." If you want to try to speed up the process, click the blue button that says "Access the new Bing faster."

the new Bing and a button to "access the new Bing faster"
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You should see two steps. Microsoft says completing these will help you get quicker access to the new Bing. Just be sure you sign in to Microsoft when doing both steps so they count towards getting you quicker access.

two steps to access the new Bing faster
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The first task requires setting your default search engine to Bing. If you're using Google Chrome, for example, clicking on "Microsoft defaults" will take you to the Chrome web store to download the Bing search extension. Sign in with your Google account if you haven't already to add the extension to your browser.

the Chrome Web Store page for the Bing extension
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The second step you can take to get Bing faster is installing the app on your phone. To get the link to download the app, you can scan the QR code with your phone's camera, or click "Microsoft Bing App," where you can enter your phone number to text yourself the link. After you finish these two steps, it's just a matter of waiting to get access.

In the meantime, you can test out some of the sample prompts now. Back on the original site, you'll see it says, "Ask anything" further down on your screen. Below that are demo queries that you can pose to the new Bing to try it out now, regardless of your waitlist status.

Microsoft's new AI-powered Bing and a button to join the waitlist
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If you hover over each of them, you'll see a more detailed prompt, as well as the option to "Try it on Bing."

a sample query for the new Bing about throwing a dinner party for six people who are vegetarian
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Clicking "Try it on Bing" will open a new tab where you can see the Bing chatbot's response in a sidebar to the right, alongside the search results you'd normally see.

Bing search results for throwing a dinner party for six people who are vegetarian
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There are several other sample queries you can experiment with until you get off the waitlist. It's unclear how long that may take, but Microsoft said Tuesday that it's "going to scale the preview to millions in the coming weeks."

12 sample queries for the new Bing chatbot
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