Microsoft has introduced a Pro version of its Copilot tool, offering enhanced features and improved access for $20 per month. The Pro version includes faster performance and priority access to GPT-4 and GPT-4 Turbo during peak times. It also provides Copilot availability in certain Microsoft 365 apps and faster AI image creation with 100 boosts per day using Designer. Microsoft has also announced that a new Copilot Builder tool will be available soon, allowing users to create their own custom Copilot GPTs. The Pro version can be accessed through the Copilot website, Windows 10 or 11, and the iPhone and Android apps. Those with a Microsoft 365 subscription can also use Copilot Pro with Microsoft 365 apps on Windows, MacOS, and iPadOS.
To access the free version of Copilot, users can visit the Copilot webpage and choose a conversation style. They can then type their question or request at the “Ask me anything” prompt. The free version also includes access to specific Copilot GPTs and plugins. Users can also enable personalization to receive personalized answers based on their chat history. The free version can be accessed through the Copilot website, Windows 10 or 11, and the iPhone and Android apps.
To access the paid version of Copilot, users can visit Microsoft’s Copilot Pro webpage and click the “Get Copilot Pro” button. After confirming their payment method and subscribing, users can click the “Get started” button to access the Pro version. The Pro version includes all the features and options available in the free version.
The main advantages of Copilot Pro are its support for Microsoft 365 and the ability to use AI to create and edit text in Word, Excel, and other Microsoft 365 apps. Users who don’t have a Microsoft 365 subscription may not find the other benefits of the Pro version worth the $20 per month price tag. The Pro version also offers access to GPT-4 and GPT-4 Turbo during peak times, while the free version may only have sporadic access to GPT-4. The Pro version also allows for more image generation using the Designer tool, compared to the limited number of images available in the free version. Users who already subscribe to ChatGPT Plus may not find it necessary to also subscribe to Copilot Pro, as ChatGPT Plus offers similar benefits and additional features.
Overall, Copilot Pro is recommended for users who have a Microsoft 365 subscription and want generative AI assistance for Microsoft 365 apps. The Pro version provides advanced AI capabilities that can help users write, create, and work more efficiently. However, for users who don’t use Microsoft 365 or have more modest image generation needs, the free version of Copilot may be sufficient.