Microsoft Edge is updating its Mini menu, a streamlined right-click menu with fewer options, to include Bing AI integration. As you’re probably aware, Bing AI is already integrated into Edge’s sidebar, but Microsoft doesn’t want you to miss out on ChatGPT-like AI features.
This new feature allows you to select any text on a webpage, click “Search with Bing AI” in the Mini menu, and instantly open Bing Chat on the right side of the screen. Bing AI will then provide detailed information about the selected content. If you accidentally click the button, you can select “Ignore” and return to the webpage.
When the Mini menu is enabled, you can access the “Copy,” “Search with Bing AI,” “Define,” “Hide Menu,” and “More actions” commands. Notably, the new Mini menu functions only with text selection; right-clicking a webpage without selecting any text will open the regular context menu.
In addition to improved Bing AI integration, Microsoft Edge is getting modular optional features support and other improvements.
Bing AI is slowly getting better, but it’s not as advanced as ChatGPT
Bing AI chatbot, a groundbreaking feature of Microsoft’s search engine, is powered by ChatGPT, a sophisticated natural language processing system developed by OpenAI.
Capable of understanding and communicating fluently in various languages, the Bing AI chatbot can generate a wide range of content, from poems and stories to code.
It can also assist users with diverse tasks and queries while engaging in conversation and learning from user feedback. Microsoft Edge aims to provide a more efficient and convenient browsing experience by integrating Bing AI into the right-click menu.
However, Bing AI is not as powerful as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which has access to programming features and can maintain conversation history.