Microsoft appears to have removed the waitlist for its new Bing Chat feature, so now anyone can sign up and use the GPT-4-powered chatbot. Windows Central spotted that if you try and sign up for the new Bing, it will simply unlock immediately. The Verge has tested this on multiple Microsoft accounts, and access was granted immediately with an email confirmation.
We’ve reached out to Microsoft to comment on whether it has temporarily removed the waitlist or if it’s being removed fully. If you want to try and get access to the new Bing, then head over to bing.com/new and hit the “join waitlist” button and sign in with your Microsoft Account. You should get access immediately.
Microsoft’s waitlist change comes just a day after the company confirmed its Bing AI chatbot has been secretly running on GPT-4, OpenAI’s next-generation AI language model.
Microsoft first announced its new Bing AI last month and opened up a waitlist on the same day. The company has been gradually letting people in, with some restrictions on how many questions you can ask per session and per day. These restrictions were put in place to prevent the chatbot from exhibiting “unhinged” behavior. Bing Chat users are now able to have 15 questions per session and a maximum of 150 per day.