Microsoft opened the waiting list for its Bing AI preview last week, and after 1 million people signed up within 48 hours, the company is now explaining why it’s taking a while to unlock it for millions of people.
Microsoft is testing the Bing AI service in 169 countries around the world, and the company says it prioritizes people with Bing and Edge as their default search engine and browser, as well as people with the Bing mobile app installed. That’s why Bing briefly rose to the top of the App Store last week.
“If you’re on the waiting list, just wait,” explains Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s head of consumer marketing. “As we said at launch, we plan to scale to millions of people in the coming weeks. We’re only a week away!”
The current Bing AI preview is also currently limited to Microsoft Edge, but there are plans to extend beyond Microsoft’s own browser. “We plan to bring it to all browsers over time,” says Mehdi.