OpenAI hopes to usher in a new era with the new ChatGPT Internet access feature. Today we’ll show you how to browse using Bing’s new features!
OpenAI unlocks new potential for ChatGPT, a versatile chatbot that has been helping users complete a variety of tasks. While ChatGPT has been a go-to tool for writing, coding, research, and vacation planning, it has one glaring limitation—no access to real-time internet information.
Now, the game is changing as OpenAI introduces a game-changing feature that allows ChatGPT to go online and provide direct links to its sources, giving users access to the latest information. In this article, we’ll walk you through how to use Bing to harness the power of ChatGPT Internet Access and explore the exciting possibilities it brings.
ChatGPT Internet access opens a new era
With the recent news that ChatGPT Plus and Enterprise members now have live access to the internet, OpenAI has made a splash via an X (formerly Twitter) post. With this huge improvement, ChatGPT’s understanding is no longer limited to data from before 2021. It represents a significant improvement in functionality and reliability for customers.
ChatGPT has partnered with Microsoft’s Bing web browser to accomplish this Internet browsing feat. The partnership initially launched on Microsoft Build in May and was initially only available to ChatGPT Plus members. However, OpenAI temporarily removed the feature when some users took advantage of it to bypass website paywalls.
Since the product was first launched, OpenAI has taken customer feedback into consideration and has worked tirelessly to enhance functionality, adding features such as “Follow robots.txt” and “Identify User Agent” to ensure improved interactions with the website.
How to use ChatGPT Internet Access to browse with Bing
With a new experimental tool called ChatGPT Browse with Bing (available only to paid subscribers), you can use the Internet to search for current information to improve your responses. However, it’s important to remember that this experimental feature may sometimes expose data in unexpected ways, such as displaying the full text of a URL when not specifically requested.
Starting September 27, 2023, the Bing Browsing beta feature will be available to all paying users, including Plus and ChatGPT Enterprise members.
To unlock the power of ChatGPT Browse with Bing, follow these simple steps:
- First click on “Settings and Betas” in the ChatGPT interface.
- Look for the “Beta Features” option in the settings menu and select it.
- Find the “Browse with Bing” feature in the list of beta features and turn it on.
- With the feature enabled, you can now select “Browse with Bing” in the model selector under GPT-4. This action activates ChatGPT’s web browsing capabilities, allowing it to search for real-time information on the Internet.
While a ChatGPT Plus membership is priced at $20/month, the increased accuracy and reliability may justify the investment for users who require the latest, most reliable information.
What about non-subscribers?
If you don’t have a ChatGPT Plus or Enterprise subscription, don’t worry. According to OpenAI’s commitment, this interesting feature will eventually be available to all users. Bing Chat is also powered by GPT-4, allows internet connections, provides resources, and best of all, it’s free and a great choice.
OpenAI recently revealed that ChatGPT is now able to “see, listen, and speak,” making interesting new possibilities possible by receiving image and audio suggestions and even responding with voice prompts.
These cutting-edge search and response features will also be rolled out to ChatGPT Plus and Enterprise users over the next two weeks, further enhancing the capabilities of this already impressive tool.