Microsoft’s Copilot, a colorful alternative to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, is now available on Android. The GPT powered AI chatbot can be downloaded for absolutely free through the Google Play Store across most regions in the world.
Microsoft’s Copilot, previously known as Bing Chat, looks and works quite similar to its OpenAI counterpart, a company which Microsoft heavily invests in and actively works with. It has the same chatbot functionalities, image generation through DALL-E 3, and can also write emails and generate document summaries in seconds. Recently, the AI model got the ability to generate music with a few prompts, which is now available on Android too. Better yet, it also provides free access to OpenAI’s GPT 4 model, a feature users need to pay for on ChatGPT.
Microsoft describes Copilot in its Google Play Store listing as: “Copilot is a pioneering chat assistant from Microsoft powered by the latest OpenAI models, GPT-4 and DALL·E 3. These advanced AI technologies provide fast, complex, and precise responses, as well as the ability to create breathtaking visuals from simple text descriptions. Chat and create all in one place—for free!”
Now that Copilot has a standalone Android app, users will no longer need to download the Bing Chat app to access the AI chatbot. It allows access to multiple features without a sign-in. However, signing into a Microsoft account through Copilot will grant access to longer conversations, image generation, and more.
As mentioned earlier, Microsoft Copilot was originally launched as Bing Chat, but was renamed to Copilot a month ago. This is because Bing Chat was initially available only through its web version inside the company’s search engine Bing. But following the rename, and a dedicated app launch, Microsoft is attempting to establish Copilot as a standalone app similar to ChatGPT.
Unfortunately, the app is still not available on iOS as of yet, so iPhone owners will have to wait a bit longer. But given that a dedicated Android app is finally here, the wait for an iOS launch should not be long anymore.