How to Enable Google Bard Extensions on Chrome


With the surge of ChatGPT, Google has launched its own AI text generator named Google Bard. It’s an experimental feature of Google which was launched in March of 2023. Recently Google has come up with Bard Extensions that allow Bard to connect with other services and apps of Google like YouTube, Google Maps, Google Workspace, etc. This further enhances the capability of Google Bard AI to provide better and personalized results to our prompts.

Whether you want to know the flights and hotels of a destination or want to extract the content of emails you sent to someone, Bard can do that for you easily with these extensions. In this article, you can find a detailed guide on the use of Google Bard AI and how you can enable Google Bard Extensions on Chrome.

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How to Enable Google Bard Extensions on Chrome

  1. Open the Google Chrome web browser on your PC. Click on the address bar and go to the following address:
    chrome browser

  2. After landing upon the Google Bard AI website, click on Try Bard.
    Try Google Bard

  3. Agree to the Terms of Service by clicking on I agree.
    agree to terms and conditions

  4. Now click on the Bard Extension icon at the top right side.
    Google bard extension

  5. A popup will appear to give you additional information. You can click on Dismiss to skip that.
    bard extension prompt

  6. After that, you will see various extensions including Google Flights, Google Maps, YouTube, etc. Make sure that they are enabled. There is one special extension for Bard named Google Workshop. This extension gives Google Bard AI access to your emails, your documents of G-Drive, Docs, and other Google Workspace platforms. If you are comfortable giving your content access to Google, you can enable it by clicking the toggle switch.
    google workplace extension

  7. A pop-up will appear asking for confirmation to connect Google Workspace with Bard. So click on Connect.
    connect bard with google workplace

Now you have successfully enabled the Google Bard extension, you can move to the next heading to see you you can use it. But before that, below is a Official YouTube video for your reference on Google Bard extensions that clearly explains how the extensions will help to provide you with enhanced and personalized results.

How to Use Google Bard AI

  1. Visit the Google Bard website on your browser.
    chrome browser

  2. Type your query or prompt in the message box. You can use your microphone as well. Then click on the submit button.
    send prompt to bard

  3. Bard will generate the response according to your prompt. But unlike ChatGPT, Bard generates different drafts of the same prompt in one go, allowing you to pick the best one for you. To view them, click on the View other drafts option. With Bard, you can go through your previous chats in the Recent section or start a new one by clicking on New Chat.
    view recent chats

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Abhishek Mahato

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