Microsoft Copilot Debuts as a Separate App for Android Users; iOS Release May Follow Soon

Microsoft Copilot grants complimentary access to OpenAI’s advanced GPT-4 model.

Silently introduced to Android users, Microsoft Copilot harnesses the power of cutting-edge OpenAI models – GPT-4 and DALL-E 3 – to produce content and craft visuals based on simple text input and queries. Essentially, the Bing Chat AI chatbot and other pre-existing AI features have been rebranded and repackaged as a generative AI assistant. Although not officially confirmed by Microsoft, Copilot is presently accessible for download on the Google Play Store for all Android users.

Initially discovered by Neowin, Microsoft Copilot’s Play Store listing identifies it as a free app, which implies potential in-app purchasing options. The app was last updated on December 19th, as per its Play Store information. Microsoft transitioned its Bing Chat AI to Copilot in September of this year. Unlike Bing Chat, this new app solely focuses on providing access to Microsoft’s AI conversational aide, eschewing distractions from Bing’s search engine or rewards system. However, occasional advertisements will pop up within the app.

According to the listing, Copilot offers complimentary access to OpenAI’s GPT-4 and DALL-E 3 AI models. These advanced algorithms claim to provide users with “swift, detailed, and accurate responses” and generate “striking visuals” based on elementary text prompts.

No Microsoft account sign-in is necessary when using the Android version of the Microsoft Copilot app. However, signing in with a Microsoft email ID enables users to ask “additional questions” and engage in “more extended conversations” with the chatbot. The app requests approximate location permission but does not mandate it. A toggle within the app allows users to activate GPT-4 access, albeit with a warning that creativity might slow down the process.

An article from Windows Latest, citing internal sources, reports that Microsoft is developing an iOS version of Copilot. The piece posits that the app is “almost complete” and might be unveiled shortly, although no specific timeline is divulged. For now, iOS users can enjoy Microsoft Copilot through the Bing Chat app.

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