Using Bing in Microsoft Edge Sidebar for Smart Searching

Do you want to search smarter? Microsoft Edge has a unique feature called Bing Chat that makes it easier than ever to find what you need online. Here's how to use it:

Ashley Gorell

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Bing Chat new AI built in
Bing Chat new AI built in

What is Bing Chat?

Bing Chat is like having a helper in your browser. You can ask it to summarise webpages, compare products, or even get help with your cooking recipes! And you don't have to be a computer whiz to use it; just ask, and Bing Chat will answer.

How to Enhance Your Searches with Bing Chat:

  1. Summarise Information: Want a list of all products on a page? Just ask, "Give me a list of links to all products mentioned on this page."

  2. Compare Content: Can't decide between two coffee makers? Ask Bing Chat, "How does this coffee maker compare to other single-serve coffee makers?"

  3. Research: Need to know how far Mars is? Ask, "How many miles away is Mars?"

  4. Create a Summary: Bing Chat can even summarise an entire webpage with just one request, like "summarise this page."

How to Start Using Bing Chat:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Bing Chat icon on the upper right.

  3. Type your question or prompt.

  4. Choose the tone of the answer (Creative, Balanced, or Precise) if you want to.

Unlock Extra Features:

If you want Bing Chat to help with summarising and searching related to the webpage you're looking at, do this:

  1. Go to Settings in Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click on Sidebar.

  3. Choose Bing Chat under Apps and notifications settings.

  4. Turn on the Page context toggle.

And that's it! Microsoft Edge with Bing Chat helps you find more value online. Whether you're a student, a home chef, or just curious, Bing Chat makes your browsing smarter. Give it a try and see how it can help you today!