In a surprising move over the holiday season, Microsoft discreetly introduced its Copilot app on Android and iOS, including iPadOS. Formerly known as Bing Chat, Copilot operates similarly to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, providing users with a sophisticated AI chatbot experience.

Users can simply type in questions or prompts and receive responses generated by artificial intelligence. Copilot functions as an AI assistant, aiding users in drafting emails, composing stories, summarizing complex texts, creating personalized travel itineraries, writing and updating resumes, and more. The app also features the Image Creator, powered by DALL·E 3, allowing users to explore various styles and ideas, curate social media content, design logos, create custom backgrounds, visualize film storyboards, and more.

The app’s description highlights the combination of GPT-4’s power with the imaginative capabilities of DALL·E 3, emphasizing its potential to elevate creativity to new heights.

Since its holiday launch, Copilot has already been downloaded more than 1.5 million times worldwide on both Android and iOS platforms, according to data from mobile intelligence provider, as reported by TechCrunch.

Notably, Copilot grants users free access to OpenAI’s GPT-4 technology, a significant development as OpenAI’s GPT app typically runs on GPT-3.5 technology and charges for access to GPT-4.

The introduction of Copilot on mobile follows Microsoft’s rebranding of Bing Chat to Copilot in November. While users previously accessed similar features through the Bing Chat feature on the Bing app, Microsoft has not provided details on any plans to replace the Bing app with Copilot.

Furthermore, Copilot’s mobile launch complements its existing availability on the web, positioning Microsoft to offer Copilot as a standalone service and expand its reach further in the realm of AI-powered interactions.