Microsoft Edge Now Has the DALL-E AI Image Generator Built-In

Microsoft had added OpenAI’s DALL-E generative artificial intelligence (AI) into Edge, making it the first and only browser that has an integrated AI image generator.

The software giant says that it is adding the ability to create images using DALL-E into Edge to help users create images that don’t yet exist more easily — in this case, directly from the Microsoft Edge sidebar.

“If you’ve ever found yourself in need of a very specific visual for a social post or even a PowerPoint, Image Creator can help you find exactly what you need. Without losing your flow, simply navigate to the sidebar on the right side of your browser, tap on the Image Creator icon, enter your prompt, and you will see four different image options to choose from,” Microsoft says.

“Once you select the one that fits your needs, you can download it and add to your document or upload it to social media. When using Image Creator in Microsoft Edge for the first time, you’ll need to enable it in the Edge sidebar by clicking the “+” icon and turning on the toggle key for Image Creator.”

Microsoft’s proud claim that Edge is the first internet browser to see native support for AI-based image generation is notable, though it should be noted Microsoft is one of only a few companies that currently have the ability to integrate these two pieces of software like this — the other would be Google, although its Imagen AI image generator isn’t quite to the level of OpenAI’s and isn’t even available for public use yet.

Microsoft is likely strongly pushing to add more of OpenAI’s technology into its products largely because of its recent massive investment in DALL-E’s developer, OpenAI. In January, Microsoft extended its multi-billion dollar partnership with the maker of DALL-E and ChatGPT for the third time, following similar investments in 2019 and 2021. Billed as the third phase of the plan, Microsoft said it would start to integrate OpenAI’s models across its product line and over the last four months has done exactly that, notably adding ChatGPT into Bing and now putting DALL-E into Edge.

The update to Edge was one of several Microsoft announced in a blog this week and it surely won’t be the last.

Image credits: Microsoft