Microsoft news recap: Chat history for Bing Chat, Activision Blizzard acquisition approved in Japan, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Xbox Friends & Family Plan is reportedly set to launch soon

Several users have reported seeing ads for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Friends & Family plan, its Xbox subscription for families, raising suspicions that it is set to launch soon. The plan allows the benefits of an Xbox Game Pass subscription to be shared with up to 5 people.

Microsoft maps out its plans inject ads into Bing Chat

As Bing Chat usage continues to grow, Microsoft has started mapping out plans on how to incorporate ads into its chat experience, and is in discussion with partners from Microsoft Start on coming up with ideas on how to shape its ad experience.

Microsoft adds a history feature in Bing Chat, alongside raising the daily chat limit by 200

Users of Bing Chat have had their usage limits increased to 20 uses per conversation and a maximum of 200 uses per day. Additionally, Bing Chat will now allow you to see a history of your chat.

Bing Chat history

Activision Blizzard deal approved by Japan’s Fair Trade Commission

Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard has taken another step forward after the deal was approved by Japan’s Fair Trade Commission.

That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.