Use Bard

You can use Bard to help move your ideas forward. With a little help from Bard, you can do things like:

  • Brainstorm ideas, develop a plan, or find different ways to get things done
  • Get a quick, easy to understand summary of more complex topics
  • Create first drafts of outlines, emails, blog posts, poems, and much more

What you need

  • A personal Google Account that you manage on your own, or a Google Workspace account for which your administrator has enabled access to Bard. You still can’t access Bard with a Google Account managed by Family Link or with a Google Workspace for Education account designated as under the age of 18.
  • Meet the minimum age requirement to use Bard:
    • For the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland, and the UK: you must be 18 or over.
    • For other countries where Bard is available: you must be 13 (or the applicable age in your country) or over. If you’re under 18, you can currently use Bard in English only.
  • A supported browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Edgium.

Learn about the languages and countries you can use Bard in.

Before you use Bard

  • Don’t rely on Bard’s responses as medical, legal, financial or other professional advice.
  • Bard’s responses don’t represent Google’s views, and should not be attributed to Google.
  • You are responsible for your use of code, which may be subject to an open source license. Learn more about code and citations.
  • Bard may give inaccurate or inappropriate information. Your feedback makes Bard more helpful and safe. Learn how to give feedback

Start a conversation in chat

  1. On your computer, go to
  2. If you’re not already signed in, sign in to your Google Account. Learn how to sign in.
  3. In the text box at the bottom, enter your question or prompt.
  4. Optionally, to add a photo to your prompt, click Upload image .
  5. Click Submit .

Tip: To start a new chat, at the top left, click New chat or Reset chat . If the option isn’t there, first click Menu . Learn how to find and manage your recent chats.

Add a photo to your prompt
  1. Next to the prompt, click Upload image .
  2. Select the photo.

Tip: Learn how to review and control your uploaded files.


  • Outline my blog post about summer mocktail recipes.
  • Debug this error message: "FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'data.csv'"
  • I want to learn how to code in Python. How should I start? Create a learning plan for me, and recommend some videos.
  • I love video games and drawing. What are some jobs that I might like when I grow up?
  • Show my monthly expenses in a pie chart: Rent 1200, Groceries 300, Gas 60, Electricity 80, and Internet 50.
More examples
  • Help me finish my art studio tagline: craft, create, and ...
  • Draft a packing list for my weekend fishing and camping trip.
  • I want to write a novel. How can I get started?
  • Help me understand if lightning can strike the same place twice.
  • Tell me about the code within the google/jax GitHub repo.
  • Summarize the key themes of the book “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald in five bullet points. Bonus points if you can style them in an old-timey style in the voice of Nick Carraway.
  • Write a caption for a pic I took on a camping trip with my family. Make it creative and witty.
  • I’m graduating from high school soon. What should I do to get ready for life at my university?

Edit your prompt

If you want to revise your prompt to Bard, you can edit it, and Bard will regenerate the response.

  1. To the right of your prompt, click Edit text .
  2. Edit your prompt.
  3. Click Update.

Check other responses to your prompt

Important: This feature isn't available for responses that Bard generates with extensions.

For some prompts, you can review other drafts that Bard creates. This option is only available for Bard’s latest response.

  1. At the top right of Bard’s response, click View other drafts.
  2. Click that draft you want to review.

Do more with responses

  • To copy code from a response: Below the block of code, click Copy .
  • To modify a response: Below the response, click Modify response .
    • To adjust the length: Click Shorter or Longer.
    • To simplify the language: Click Simpler.
    • To change the tone: Click More casual or More professional.
  • To see a chart based on data in Bard’s response, like a table: In a follow-up question, ask Bard to create a chart with that information.
    • Example: Make a bar chart showing the amount per category

Export responses to other Google products

Important: If you export content from Bard, the terms and policies of the service you export to will apply to that content.

  • To export a response to Google Docs: below the response, click Share & export and then Export to Docs. This saves a new doc in Google Drive.
  • To export a response to Gmail: below the response, click Share & export and then Draft in Gmail. This creates a new draft email in Gmail.
    • This feature is only available if you have a Gmail account.
  • To export a table to Google Sheets: This option will be available when a Bard response contains a table. At the bottom right of the table, click Export to Sheets. This saves the table in a new spreadsheet in Google Drive. Tables with images can’t be exported to Sheets.

Tip: If you’re signed in to a Google Workspace account, your export options will vary depending on availability and Workspace settings.

Export code

Important: If you export code from Bard, the terms and policies of the service you export to will apply to that content.

Export Python code to Google Colab

Important: Export to Google Colab isn’t available for Workspace accounts at this time.

Below the response, click Share & export and then Export to Colab. This saves a new Colab notebook in Google Drive.

Export code to Replit
  1. Below the response, click Share & export and then Export to Replit.
  2. Review the disclosures.
  3. Choose whether to continue.
    • To cancel: click No, thanks.
    • To continue: click I understand, open Replit. This sends your prompt and Bard’s response to Replit. If needed, sign in to your Replit account.

Bard & your location

Bard may use your location to provide more relevant responses to your prompts. Bard will use your general location or, if you allow it, your device's precise location. Learn how to manage your location

View or update the location Bard uses for you

Your location is shown at the bottom left of the screen when you use Bard.

You can select "Update location" to allow Bard to use your device’s precise location.

Learn about responses from Bard

  • Bard is an experimental technology and may generate inaccurate or inappropriate responses. When this happens, you can report a response.
  • Bard’s ability to hold context is purposefully limited for now. As Bard continues to learn, its ability to hold context during longer conversations will improve.

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