How to Create Windows Apps for ChatGPT and Bing in Microsoft Edge and Chrome

Russell Kidson
Mar 25, 2023
Updated • Mar 24, 2023

The current trend in the realm of technology highlights the popularity of AI-powered chat and search applications. However, a minor issue that users encounter is the need to navigate to each website separately, as these applications operate within a web browser. 

Nonetheless, a potential solution exists wherein the latest AI-powered search engines, such as Bing, ChatGPT, and eventually Google's Bard, can be conveniently stored as an application in Windows and summoned as required. We shall now proceed to provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to achieve this.

There are two ways to save websites as an application in Windows: they can be pinned to the Start menu or saved as a direct application in any location. The outcome of this process is still a web application, but it will open in its own distinct window, making it easier to minimize, manage or reposition via Windows. This tutorial will demonstrate how to execute this process in both Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome web browsers.

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The distinction between the two methods lies in the default behavior of opening the web app. By merely pinning a web app to the Start menu, it will open in a new browser tab by default. On the other hand, saving it as a Windows app will result in the web page being saved as a standalone browser window, devoid of tabs or favorites. 

While both methods save the web page within the main Start shortcut menu, only the latter method will add the web page to the list of apps, making it easily accessible through a Win+R command. Therefore, we recommend saving ChatGPT, Bing, or any other AI program as an app.

These instructions are universally applicable, and they can be used to save not only ChatGPT and Bing but also the upcoming Google Bard search engine.

Step 1

To begin, you’ll need to open the Microsoft Edge web browser and navigate to the desired website, whether it be, ChatGPT, or any other site.

Please note that the initial step is identical for both Google and Edge browsers. For accessing Bing, navigate to the URL, while for ChatGPT, visit the website Similarly, you may enter the website of Google Bard when it becomes available. However, it's essential to keep in mind that access to these sites may not always be immediate. 

For instance, the free version of ChatGPT can be overburdened at times, and you may need to join a waitlist before being able to access it. Similarly, with Bing, you may encounter certain restrictions that could hamper your ability to access the site without paying a fee.

Step 2

To access the Bing chat interface, users can either click on the small "Chat" link or perform a swipe-up gesture.

The hyperlink provided in the previous step will lead you directly to the ChatGPT AI application. However, in the case of Bing, an additional step is currently required to access it.

Step 3

This method is specific to Microsoft Edge browser. To create a Windows app for the desired website, follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and navigate to the website for which you want to create the Windows app.
  2. Click on the ellipsis menu (…) located at the upper right-hand corner of the browser window. This will reveal additional options.
  3. Scroll down through the menu until you locate "Apps" and click on it.
  4. From the dropdown menu, select "Install this site as an app."
  5. You will be prompted to name your app and choose whether you want it saved to the Taskbar, Start menu, or both.
  6. Select your preferred options and click on "Install."
  7. The app will now be available in your chosen location(s) and can be accessed like any other Windows app.

Step 4

After saving the app using Microsoft Edge, it will be accessible from the Start menu as well as the app drawer. Keep in mind that apps appear at the bottom of the shortcut menu and alphabetically within the app drawer, so you may need to scroll down to find it. If you know the name of the app you saved, you can quickly access it by typing the Windows key and the app's name or by using the Windows + R shortcut to open the quick-launch window.

However, it is possible that the app may default to the main Bing search box even if it was saved inside the chat window.

Step 5

After successfully creating a Windows app for Bing or ChatGPT, the website will be transformed into a stand-alone application that can be launched like any other application on your computer.

Step 6

To pin ChatGPT, Bing, or Bard to your Start menu using Microsoft Edge, follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and navigate to the desired website.
  2. Click on the ellipsis menu (…) located at the upper right corner of the window.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select "More tools" and then choose "Pin to Start".
  4. The website will now be saved to your Start menu as a shortcut.

Please note that the pinned site will not appear in the app drawer. You will need to locate it in the shortcuts section of the Start menu when you want to use it.

Step 7

In Google Chrome, you can achieve a similar result by creating a shortcut to the website using different terminology. Chrome provides the option to create a "shortcut" to the website and choose whether to open it in a separate window or as an additional tab. By default, the shortcut will be saved as an additional tab that opens when clicked, but you can also choose to save it as a separate window to create an app-like experience.

Please note that regardless of the option you choose, the shortcut will only be saved to the Start shortcuts menu and not the list of Windows apps.


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  1. Some Dude said on March 19, 2023 at 11:42 am

    Are these articles AI generated?

    Now the duplicates are more obvious.

    1. boris said on March 19, 2023 at 11:48 pm

      This is below AI generated crap. It is copy of Microsoft Help website article without any relevant supporting text. Anyway you can find this information on many pages.

  2. Paul(us) said on March 20, 2023 at 1:32 am

    Yes, but why post the exact same article under a different title twice on the same day (19 march 2023), by two different writers?
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    2.) 70+ Excel Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows by Priyanka Monteiro

    Why oh why?

    1. Clairvaux said on September 6, 2023 at 11:30 am

      Yeah. Tell me more about “Priyanka Monteiro”. I’m dying to know. Indian-Portuguese bot ?

  3. John G. said on August 18, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Probably they will announce that the taskbar will be placed at top, right or left, at your will.

    Special event by they is a special crap for us.

  4. yanta said on August 18, 2023 at 11:59 pm

    If it’s Microsoft, don’t buy it.
    Better brands at better prices elsewhere.

  5. John G. said on August 20, 2023 at 4:22 am

    All new articles have zero count comments. :S

  6. Anonymous said on September 5, 2023 at 7:48 am

    WTF? So, If I add one photo to 5 albums, will it count 5x on my storage?
    It does not make any sense… on google photos, we can add photo to multiple albums, and it does not generate any additional space usage

    I have O365 until end of this year, mostly for onedrive and probably will jump into google one

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    Photo storage must be kept free because customers chose gadgets just for photos and photos only.

  8. Anonymous said on September 5, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    What a nonsense. Does it mean that albums are de facto folders with copies of our pictures?

    1. GG said on September 6, 2023 at 8:24 am

      Sounds exactly like the poor coding Microsoft is known for in non-critical areas i.e. non Windows Core/Office Core.

      I imagine a manager gave an employee the task to create the album feature with hardly any time so they just copied the folder feature with some cosmetic changes.

      And now that they discovered what poor management results in do they go back and do the album feature properly?

      Nope, just charge the customer twice.

      Sounds like a go-getter that needs to be promoted for increasing sales and managing underlings “efficiently”, said the next layer of middle management.

  9. d3x said on September 5, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    When will those comments get fixed? Was every editor here replaced by AI and no one even works on this site?

  10. Scroogled said on September 5, 2023 at 10:47 pm

    Instead of a software company, Microsoft is now a fraud company.

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    For me this is proof that Microsoft has a back-door option into all accounts in their cloud.
    quote “…… as the MSA key allowed the hacker group access to virtually any cloud account at Microsoft…..”

    so this MSA key which is available to MS officers can give access to all accounts in MS cloud.This is the backdoor that MS has into the cloud accounts. Lucky I never got any relevant files of mine in their (MS) cloud.

  12. Andy Prough said on September 7, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    >”Now You: what is your theory?”

    That someone handed an employee a briefcase full of cash and the employee allowed them access to all their accounts and systems.

    Anything that requires 5-10 different coincidences to happen is highly unlikely. Occam’s razor.

  13. TelV said on September 8, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Good reason to never login to your precious machine with a Microsoft a/c a.k.a. as the cloud.

  14. Anonymous said on September 18, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    The GAFAM are always very careless about our software automatically sending to them telemetry and crash dumps in our backs. It’s a reminder not to send them anything when it’s possible to opt out, and not to opt in, considering what they may contain. And there is irony in this carelessness biting them back, even if in that case they show that they are much more cautious when it’s their own data that is at stake.

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