Bard is now Gemini

  • What: Gemini is the best way to get direct access to Google AI. All the collaborative capabilities you know and love are still here, and will keep getting better in the Gemini era. We’ve also evolved the UI to reduce visual distractions, improve legibility and simplify the navigation.

  • Why: We’re committed to giving everyone direct access to Google AI and, as of this week, every Gemini user across our supported countries and languages has access to Google’s best family of AI models. To better reflect this commitment, we’ve renamed Bard to Gemini.

Try Gemini Advanced to access Google’s most capable AI model, Ultra 1.0

  • What: Gemini Advanced gives you access to our most capable AI model, Ultra 1.0. If you want to be one of the first to access Google’s latest AI advancements as they become available, this is for you. With our Ultra 1.0 model, Gemini Advanced is far more capable at highly complex tasks like coding, logical reasoning, following nuanced instructions and creative collaboration. Plus, Gemini Advanced will continue to expand with new and exclusive features in the coming months, including expanded multi-modal capabilities and even better coding features, as well as the ability to upload and more deeply analyse files, documents, data and more. Gemini Advanced is a paid plan available in over 150 countries and territoriesOpens in a new window. It is available and optimised only for English with our Ultra 1.0 model, but can respond to queries in other languages that Gemini is available in. Learn moreOpens in a new window

  • Why: With Gemini Advanced, you can be one of the first to try our most capable AI model, Ultra 1.0. We’re just getting started, and Gemini Advanced will continue to get even better. We invite you to join us on this journey. Upgrade to Gemini AdvancedOpens in a new window

Chat to supercharge your ideas in the Gemini app

  • What: Get help learning in new ways, writing thank you notes, planning events and more with Google AI on your phone. Gemini is integrated with Google apps like Gmail, Maps and YouTube, making it easy to get things done on your phone. You can interact with it through text, voice or images.

    To chat with Gemini on Android, download the Gemini app in the Google Play Store. On iOS, try Gemini in the Google app.

    The Gemini app will be launching on selected devices in English in the US. In the coming days, it will be available in Japanese, Korean, and English globally except for the UK, Switzerland, European Economic Area countries and associated territories. More countries and languages will be coming soon.

  • Why: This is a step towards our vision to deliver the world’s most helpful AI assistant.

Now available in Canada

  • What: You can now collaborate with Gemini on the web in Canada in all supported languagesOpens in a new window, including English and French. The Gemini app is coming soon, starting with English.

  • Why: As we continue to build Gemini responsibly, we’re expanding access to more countries and regions.


Create images with Bard

  • What: You can create captivating images for work, play and anything in between with Bard. It’s easy to use – simply enter a few words to bring your imagination to life, starting with English prompts. Click "Generate more" for more options and download the ones you like. Learn moreOpens in a new window.

  • Why: Sometimes you might have a picture in mind and now you can easily bring that to life. Create totally unique images in seconds without having to learn complex software.

Bard with Gemini Pro is coming to more languages

  • What: Bard with Gemini Pro is coming worldwide to all languagesOpens in a new window where Bard is available. With this upgrade, Bard will be far more capable at things like understanding, summarising, reasoning, brainstorming, writing and planning.

  • Why: With Gemini Pro, you can discover new ways to create, interact and collaborate with Bard.

Double-check coming to more languages

  • What: Double-check is now available for Bard responses in most supported languagesOpens in a new window.

  • Why: We're working to enable the double-check feature in additional languages to help more users evaluate Bard's responses in their learning journeys.


Expanding Bard extensions to new languages

  • What: You can now use Bard to access helpful information from Google apps and services in Japanese and Korean, as well as English. With Bard extensions, you can retrieve real-time info from YouTube, Hotels, Flights and Maps, and even allow Bard to retrieve information from your Gmail, Docs and Drive, so you can easily find, summarise and get answers from your personal content. You're in control of your privacy settings when deciding how you want to use extensions.

  • Why: We're committed to building Bard responsibly, gradually bringing key features to more languages over time.

Bard can now support exporting more languages to Replit

  • What: In addition to Python, the Export to Replit feature will now support 18 programming languages including C++, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL and Swift.

  • Why: As we continue to see developers come to Bard for help with coding, we've heard that you want to engage with Bard's coding-specific features in more programming languages.


Bard is getting its biggest upgrade yet with Gemini Pro

  • What: As of today, we're introducing Gemini Pro in Bard, for Bard's biggest upgrade yet. We've specifically tuned Gemini Pro in Bard to be far more capable at things such as understanding and summarising, reasoning, coding and planning. You can try out Bard with Gemini Pro for text-based prompts, with support for other modalities coming soon. It will be available in English in more than 170 countries and territories to start with, and will be available in more languages and places, such as Europe, in the near future.

  • Why: Today, Google introduced GeminiOpens in a new window, the most capable AI model in the world. Gemini unlocks new ways to create, interact and collaborate with Bard.


Expanding Bard’s understanding of YouTube videos

  • What: We're taking the first steps in Bard's ability to understand YouTube videos. For example, if you’re looking for videos on how to make olive oil cake, you can now also ask how many eggs the recipe in the first video requires.

  • Why: We’ve heard you want deeper engagement with YouTube videos. So we’re expanding the YouTube Extension to understand some video content so you can have a richer conversation with Bard about it.


Bard is available for more age groups

  • What: Bard is expanding access to teenagers in most countries around the world, starting with English. We’ve added age-appropriate protections, updated onboarding for teenagers and developed experiences geared to empower exploration and learning with Bard. Want to learn more about generative AI and its abilities and limitations? Learn about generative AIOpens in a new window.

  • Why: We believe Bard can be a helpful tool for teenagers when they need a little extra inspiration and motivation on their ideas, hobbies and plans, or when they want to better understand topics quickly in a style that works for them. Whether it's learning homework concepts or getting support through big milestones like applying to their first job or preparing for university, Bard can help.

Get help with math equations on Bard

  • What: Getting stuck on that math equation? Starting with English, Bard can give you step-by-step explanations to the problem, so you can solve similar ones in the future. Just ask Bard, or take a photo of the question and upload it.

  • Why: To learn math effectively, it is important to deeply understand the concept and to practice often. Bard helps you understand and practice new math concepts by giving you not only the solution, but by showing you how to approach solving each one of them.

Bard helps you visualize data

  • What: Starting with English, Bard can generate charts from data you include in your prompts or from tables that Bard generates during your conversations.

  • Why: Charts provide a visual way to understand data that you’re interested in learning more about.


Bard’s responses can now appear in real time

  • What: We’re launching a new setting that lets Bard’s responses be shown while in progress, so you don’t have to wait for the full response to appear.

  • Why: Bard is here to accelerate your creative process. Now you can start reading responses while they’re still being generated, so you can stay in the creative flow and iterate on your ideas faster.


Bard can now summarize more of your emails

  • What: When you use the Workspace Extension, Bard can now summarize more emails at a time. It can also better understand when you ask for recent emails.

  • Why: We are taking a small step to improve quality and make the Workspace Extension more useful by summarizing more of your emails. Sometimes you just need an update, so we’re improving the way Bard can understand when you need the latest emails.

Your shared conversations now support uploaded images

  • What: When you share a conversation that has an image as part of the prompt, the image will now also be visible.

  • Why: Adding an image to your prompt can take your creativity to new heights. Now that others can see the image you used in your prompt, they will be able to better appreciate your creative process and continue the conversation with Bard in their own way.


Help Bard improve side by side

  • What: We’ve added a new way for you to give feedback. When Bard occasionally responds with two drafts side by side, select the draft you prefer. You can also indicate no preference or opt out entirely.

  • Why: Real-world feedback helps Bard improve the quality of its responses. Your feedback on Bard drafts contributes to making Bard better for yourself and others.


Introducing Bard’s most capable model yet

  • What: Your feedback has accelerated Bard’s ability to be more intuitive, imaginative and responsive than ever before. Whether you want to collaborate on something playful and creative, start in one language and continue in up to 40+ other languages, ask for in-depth coding assistance, or learn about new topics from different points of view, Bard can help you explore possibilities with greater quality and accuracy.

  • Why: We believe in rapid iteration and bringing the best of Bard to the world. Your feedback has helped unlock the most capable version of Bard yet for stronger collaboration in languages and countries all over the world.

Bard can now access helpful information from Google apps and services

  • What: Starting in English, Bard can now retrieve and help you work with real-time info from Maps, YouTube, Hotels and Flights. You can pull together what you need across information sources and bring ideas to life easier and faster. These extensions are enabled by default, and you can disable them at any time.

  • Why: Just about everything we do in life involves a bit of gathering information and planning. Bard makes it easy to work together across even more sources, so you can keep your ideas moving forwards.

Collaborate with Bard on your content in Gmail, Docs and Drive

  • What: Starting in English, you can enable Bard to interact with information from your Gmail, Docs and Drive so you can find, summarise and answer questions across your personal content. Your Google Workspace data won’t be used to train Bard’s public model and you can disable access to it at any time.

  • Why: Now, you can collaborate not only with the world’s information, but also with your own, all in one place, with Bard as your creative partner.

Double-check Bard’s responses with Google It v2

  • What: With the power of Google Search, the [G] button can help you double-check Bard’s AI-generated responses. Starting with English, when a statement can be evaluated, you’ll see it highlighted in Bard’s response and can click to learn more. Note: The links provided are content found by Search and do not imply these sources informed Bard’s initial response.

  • Why: People are using AI tools to more easily understand complex topics in new ways. As you continue your learning journeys with Bard, it’s important that you feel more confident in the information generated with AI.

Build off conversations shared with you

  • What: When someone shares a Bard conversation with you through Bard’s public link sharing feature, you can continue that conversation in your account and build off what they started.

  • Why: Creativity is often inspired by the work of others, and the more ideas we have to work with, the more likely we are to come up with something truly innovative. That’s why we’re making it easier for you to use conversations shared by others as a starting point for your own creative explorations.

More features are available in all supported languages

  • What: You can upload images with Google Lens, get Google Search images in responses, and modify Bard’s responses to be simpler, longer, shorter, more professional, or more casual in all supported languages.

  • Why: Having the option to modify responses to better meet your needs gives you more control over your creative process. Using images as part of prompts unlocks a new level of creativity, and having images as part of responses can help bring ideas to life.


Bard is available in new places and languages

  • What: Bard is now available in over 40 new languages including Arabic, Chinese (simplified/traditional), German, Hindi, Spanish and more. We have also expanded access to more places, including all 27 countries in the European Union (EU) and Brazil.

  • Why: Bard is global and is intended to help you to explore possibilities. Our English, Japanese and Korean support helped us to learn how to launch languages responsibly, enabling us to now support the majority of language coverage on the Internet.

Google Lens in Bard

  • What: You can upload images alongside text in your conversations with Bard, allowing you to boost your imagination and creativity in completely new ways. To make this happen, we’re bringing the power of Google Lens into Bard, starting with English.

  • Why: Images are a fundamental part of how we put our imagination to work, so we’ve added Google Lens to Bard. Whether you want more information about an image or need inspiration for a funny caption, you now have even more ways to explore and create with Bard.

Bard can read responses out loud

  • What: We’re adding text-to-speech capabilities to Bard in over 40 languages, including Hindi, Spanish and US English.

  • Why: Sometimes hearing something out loud helps you to bring an idea to life in new ways beyond reading it. Listen to responses and see what it helps you to imagine and create!

Pinned and recent threads

  • What: You can now pick up where you left off with your past Bard conversations and organise them according to your needs. We’ve added the ability to pin conversations, rename them and have multiple conversations going at once.

  • Why: The best ideas take time, sometimes multiple hours or days to create. Keep your threads and pin your most critical threads to keep your creative process flowing.

Share your Bard conversations with others

  • What: We’ve made it easier to share part or all of your Bard chat with others. Shareable links make seeing your chat and any sources just a click away so others can seamlessly view what you've created with Bard.

  • Why: Sometimes, it’s hard to hold back a new idea. We wanted to make it easier for you to share your creations to inspire others, unlock your creativity and show your collaborative process.

Modify Bard’s responses

  • What: We’re introducing five new options to help you modify Bard’s responses. Just tap to make the response simpler, longer, shorter, more professional or more casual.

  • Why: When a response is close enough but needs a tweak, we’re making it easier to get you closer to your desired creation.

Export Python code to Replit

  • What: We’re continuing to expand Bard’s export capabilities for code. You can now export Python code to Replit, in addition to Google Colab.

  • Why: Streamline your workflow and continue your programming tasks by moving Bard interactions into Replit.


Bard codes for you for improved maths and data analysis

  • What: Starting with English, we’ve updated Bard to detect computational prompts and run code in the background, making Bard better at mathematical tasks, coding questions and string manipulation.

  • Why: We’re supercharging your ability to analyse data by making Bard better at computation, like finding how many times a certain number shows up in a data set. Bard won’t always get it right but will keep improving with your feedback.

Export Bard-generated tables to Google Sheets

  • What: When Bard generates tables, you can now export them right into Google Sheets.

  • Why: Continue your creative explorations wherever you need by moving Bard responses into more of your favourite apps.


More relevant responses with location info

  • What: Bard can start providing more relevant responses if you choose to let it use your device's precise location. You can manage your preferences in location settingsOpens in a new window.

  • Why: Precise location helps Bard to provide more relevant responses about restaurants near you and many other things about your area.


Bringing images to Bard

  • What: Starting with English responses, Bard can now bring in images from Google Search, so you can get helpful responses with visuals. You can also ask Bard for images directly. Bard will show a source for each image.

  • Why: Images can help you communicate your ideas more effectively. They can bring concepts to life, make recommendations more persuasive and enhance responses when you ask for visual information.


More concise summaries

  • What: We've updated Bard with better summarisation capabilities by incorporating advances that we've developed in our large language models.

  • Why: We're making Bard better at summarising information, which is especially helpful when you want to get the gist of a topic quickly. Bard won't always get it right but will keep improving with your feedback.

Making sources more useful

  • What: Bard can now help you to identify which parts of a response match a source. For the responses with sources, you'll see numbers alongside the response. By clicking on the numbers, you will now be able to identify the section of the text that matches the source and navigate to it easily.

  • Why: We want to make it easier for you to understand which parts of a response match a source and provide you with source links in line with the text.


Expanding access to Bard in more countries and languages

  • What: You can now collaborate with Bard in Japanese and Korean, in addition to US English. We have also expanded access to Bard in all three languages to over 180 countries and territories.

  • Why: As we continue to build Bard responsibly with more real-world feedback, we're gradually expanding access to more languages, countries and territories over time.

Export to Google Docs and Gmail

  • What: We've added new one-click options to export content generated by Bard, including formatting, directly into Google Docs and Gmail.

  • Why: We want to speed up and simplify your workflow by giving you a way to export Bard's responses and edit them directly in these Google Workspace apps.

Read more comfortably in dim light

  • What: We've launched Dark theme on Bard, giving you the ability to easily switch Bard's appearance between a light background with dark text and a dark background with light text.

  • Why: Dark theme can make using Bard easier on your eyes in dim light.


Access for Google Workspace accounts

  • What: Google Workspace admins can now enable Bard for their domains, allowing their users to access Bard using their Workspace accounts.

  • Why: When signed into your administrator-enabled Google Workspace account, you can now use Bard to help with work, research or other business needs.


Help with coding

  • What: Bard can now help you code in over 20 programming languages. When Bard generates Python code, you can also export and test the code directly in Google Colab. Try prompting Bard for help with languages like C++, Go, Java, JavaScript, Python, TypeScript and even Google Sheets functions.

  • Why: People of all levels of programming experience, from beginners to experienced engineers, can use Bard to help with coding, whether it's by generating and exporting code, debugging code or explaining how code works. Use discretion and carefully test and review all code for errors, bugs and vulnerabilities before relying on it. Learn more

Adding more variety to drafts

  • What: When you view other drafts, you'll now see a wider range of options that are more distinct from each other.

  • Why: A wider range of more distinct drafts can help expand your creative explorations.


Welcome to Bard's inaugural experiment update!

Experiment updates page

  • What: We've launched an Experiment updates page to post the latest features, improvements and bug fixes for the Bard experiment.

  • Why: So that people will have somewhere easy to see the latest Bard updates for them to test and provide feedback on.

There's more when you click "Google it"

  • What: We've added additional suggested Search topics when people click "Google it".

  • Why: People will be able to explore a broader range of interests with more related topics.

Updates to Bard's capabilities

  • What: We've updated Bard with better capabilities for maths and logic.

  • Why: Bard doesn't always get it right with maths and logic prompts and we are working towards higher-quality responses in these areas.

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