Microsoft news recap: China approves Activision Blizzard acquisition, iMessage can be accessed on Windows 11, 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!

Microsoft bumps Bing Chat’s character limit to 4,000

It’s now possible to send longer queries to Bing Chat as Microsoft has doubled the character limit to 4,000, which allows for more detailed queries to be provided.

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China’s antitrust committee joins Microsoft’s growing list of Activision approvals

China has become the latest country to approve Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, giving greater credence to the acquisition, despite the issues facing the deal by the UK’s CMA and the FTC in the US.

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You can now use iMessage on your Windows 11 PC

It is now possible to use iMessage on Windows 11 through Microsoft’s Phone Link app, as Microsoft has expanded support to iPhone, after originally only supporting Android phones.

Xbox Quick Resume feature might be coming to Windows PCs

Xbox’s Quick Resume feature that allows players to exit a game and return to it instantly, without losing progress, could be on its way to Windows PCs, after hints were dropped that it could be on the way.

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