The ChatGPT-based version of Bing Chat is now available to millions of users, but there are still millions of users on the waiting list who have not been granted access.
In fact this has caused many users to protest, after all, friends around them can use it, which makes users who haven’t received an invitation even more annoyed.
Microsoft’s vice president and chief marketing officer for consumers issued an explanation stating that：
The new version of Bing is currently in a limited preview phase to allow us to test, learn and improve. In the meantime, we’re opening up more slots every day to reduce the number of users on our waiting list.
If you’re on the waitlist, you’ll be able to use it soon, as we plan to expand and invite more users to use Bing Chat in the coming weeks.
Priority will be given to users who have Bing as their default search engine, Microsoft Edge as their default browser, and a mobile version of the Bing search client, and the new version of Bing will support other browsers as well, not just Microsoft Edge.
In addition, Bing Chat is being tested in 169 countries, and the number of users accessing Bing Chat is growing rapidly, so we’ll be making this new user experience available to more users as soon as possible.
** Note: Currently, Bing Chat is only available for Microsoft Edge and not for other browsers, but chrome can be accessed by modifying the UserAgent to Microsoft Edge.
It is indeed necessary for Microsoft to go live in batches, as Bing Chat has also been found to have a lot of buggy content, which relies on Microsoft engineers and OpenAi engineers to continue optimizing.
In addition, as the number of users increases, the response speed of Bing Chat also decreases, and Microsoft estimates that more servers will be added depending on the phase.