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.
- If you’re a Google Workspace administrator, learn how to enable access to Bard.
- Be 18 or over.
- A supported browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Edgium.
Important: For now, Bard is available only in Japanese, Korean, and US English.
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
- Go to bard.google.com.
- If you’re not already signed in, sign in to your Google Account. Learn how to sign in.
- In the text box at the bottom, enter your question or prompt.
- Select Submit .
- Help me finish my art studio tagline: craft, create, and ...
- Outline my blog post about summer mocktail recipes
- 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
- Debug this error message: "FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'data.csv'"
Edit your prompt
If you want to revise your prompt to Bard, you can edit it, and Bard will regenerate the response.
- To the right of your prompt, select Edit text .
- Edit your prompt.
- Select Update.
Check other responses to your prompt
For some prompts, you can review other drafts that Bard creates. This option is only available for Bard’s latest response.
- At the top right of Bard’s response, select View other drafts.
- Select that draft you want to review.
Manage your conversation
- To start a new chat: At the top left, select Menu Reset chat .
- To search for topics related to a response: Below the response, select Google it.
- To copy code from a response: Below the block of code, select Copy .
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 Python code to Google Colab: below the response, select Export response Export to Colab. This saves a new Colab notebook in Google Drive.
- Export to Google Colab isn’t available for Workspace accounts at this time.
- To export a response to Google Docs: below the response, select Export response Export to Docs. This saves a new doc in Google Drive.
- To export a response to Gmail: below the response, select Export response Draft in Gmail. This creates a new draft email in Gmail.
- This feature is only available if you have a Gmail account.
Tip: If you’re signed in to a Google Workspace account, your export options will vary depending on availability and Workspace settings.
Bard and 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.