Bing Chat has been exclusive to Microsoft Edge to date, but that just changed due to a curious move by another browser. Vivaldi is the first browser beyond Microsoft’s in adding compatibility with Bing Chat, the browser that works with GPT-4.
The funny thing is that it is not something promoted by Microsoft. Instead, the people behind Vivaldi have opted for a simple trick to allow Bing Chat to work in your browser.
To understand it, you have to think that Bing Chat does not work in other browsers for the simple reason that Microsoft artificially limits it. Simply Bing Chat detects that the browser is not Edge and blocks its use. But this is very easy to get around.
Bing Chat comes to more browsers
As of Vivaldi 6.1 version, Bing Chat works without problems. From Vivaldi they explain that when we visit this tool, the browser will pretend to be Microsoft Edge.
This Vivaldi update is available for both desktop and Androidso if we don’t want to use Microsoft Edge, we can use Vivaldi to access Bing Chat.
Vivaldi is built on the free Chromium project, the same one used by Chrome but also by Microsoft Edge. AND It is not the first time that he has to impersonate another browser for a service to work properly. As they explain, already in 2o19 they began to impersonate Chrome to improve the compatibility of some websites. Now they do the same with Microsoft Edge.
Users who want to search Bing with AI and receive answers can now do so from Vivaldi as well.
The technical solution has been simple and it is striking that at the moment only this browser has been encouraged to implement something like this. Yes it is even more striking than large companies artificially limit their services. Instead of allowing more users to test these features, they choose to tie it to their other services.
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