Unlike ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Bing Chat, Google Bard takes its time to respond to queries, but that has finally changed with a new update. 

Search engine giant Google has updated Bard so it can respond to queries in real time. It will now resemble Bard’s biggest rivals including ChatGPT and Microsoft Bing Chat, both of which are able to present their responses while they are still being processed. 

Check out the new update by heading over to Bard’s official website.

This update was first spotted by 9to5Google, but soon afterward, it became public knowledge. Bard’s changelog, however, is yet to mention this update. 

Google Bard can also go back to its previous way of responding. Once Google Bard is open, simply press the cogwheel icon on the top right corner of the screen and select “Respond once complete.” 

Keep in mind that this is only a visual change as the AI chatbot is still quite the same with no changes in its actual performance. However, the real-time responses do feel more human compared to a machine taking its time to generate text. 

Bard’s recent enhancement allows halting a response before it reaches its conclusion, making it more flexible. This should come in handy if there is ever a mistake in the query and need the bot to stop processing it. It can also be stopped in case the response doesn’t generate the answers users are looking for. 

Just like before, it will allow users to look into alternative responses once Bard is done generating its answer. It can also use sliders to make changes to the current response. 

Although Google is taking a page out of its rivals’ books, the AI bot will still be judged by its capability to generate reliable information quickly. Google recently added the ability to sync the AI chatbot with Google apps as well, such as Gmail and Drive. 

Meanwhile, OpenAI’s ChatGPT continues to add more features to its extensive suite of functions, such as the ability to upload and analyze files. It remains to be seen whether Google will be able to catch up in time.