One of the most notable improvements in Bard is its expanded language support. Users can now interact with Bard in 40 languages, opening up possibilities for a more diverse user base. Notably, Bard now supports nine Indian languages, catering to a significant user segment in the country. This expansion allows users to communicate with Bard more effectively and naturally in their preferred language, enhancing the overall user experience.
Picture Prompts and Image Analysis
With the integration of Google Lens technology, Bard can now understand picture prompts. Users can upload images and use them as cues for their interactions with the chatbot. For instance, users can upload a picture of food ingredients and ask Bard to analyze them, suggesting suitable recipes. This feature not only enhances convenience but also showcases the power of AI in understanding visual content. Although initially available in English, Google plans to expand this functionality to more languages in the future.
To cater to users' preferences and requirements, Google has introduced a response customization feature in Bard. Users can choose from five different response styles – simple, long, short, professional, or casual – to fine-tune Bard's answers. This option enables users to receive responses that align with their desired tone and style, making conversations with Bard more personalized and tailored to individual needs. While currently available in English, Google plans to extend this feature to additional languages soon.
Enhanced Organization and Sharing
Google has introduced features to enhance organization and sharing capabilities in Bard. Users can now pin threads, making it easier to keep important conversations readily accessible. This functionality is particularly useful for users who frequently interact with Bard and want to have specific chats readily available. Additionally, Google has simplified the process of sharing Bard chats with others. This feature proves valuable, especially for educational users who can create FAQ-like chats with Bard and share them with peers, promoting collaborative learning.