Is Copilot Pro free? Following the rapid rise of OpenAI's ChatGPT last year, big tech firms rushed up to develop their large language model. Google came with Bard and Microsoft who were already engaged with OpenAI through heavy investment, and introduced BingAI which was later rebranded into Microsoft Copilot and Copilot Pro (with additional features).
According to Satya Nadela, Copilot promises to revolutionize digital productivity. Whether for a large corporation or an individual creator, Copilot aims to accelerate workflow and simplify complex tasks.
As we are discussing Copilot Pro we are going to tackle is the Copilot Pro tool free, or does it comes with a price tag. So, without delay, let's delve into the answer.
Is Copilot Pro free?
Unfortunately, Microsoft Copilot Pro is not free which means you have to buy a monthly subscription plan. While there is a free version of Copilot, it lacks the advanced features and functionalities offered by Copilot Pro which we will take a look at in a bit.
This naturally raises the question - how much does Copilot Pro cost? Before answering this, you must know about how Microsoft is planning to distribute the Copilot.
How much does Copilot Pro cost?
Firstly, there is a free version for all. Accessing the free version of Copilot is straightforward and requires no additional subscriptions or downloads. Additionally, It doesn't require you to create an account or sign in. You can simply access and use it directly from the website.
Whether you want to summarize something, basic content creation, or programming, the Copilot free version is here to assist. Apart from these, you can also get GPT-4 and GPT-4 Turbo, provided there is no rush on the site.
Secondly, we have the Copilot Pro which comes with a $20 per-month subscription plan. As per the Microsoft blog, It includes all the features in the free version along with some additional perks but is overall oriented around individual needs such as:
- You can access the Copilot feature outside your web. For example, there will option to avail of Copilot in Word, Excel, One Note and Outlook which wasn't the case in the free version.
- Powered by priority model access (GPT-4 Turbo that too during peak times)
- DALL-E 3 language model which can be used to create more advanced and accurate AI images on real time basis.
- Last but not least, the Copilot GPT builder will be coming soon.
While the other two were catering to individuals, Copilot for Microsoft 365 is designed to assist big businesses and enterprises. Coming at a monthly cost of $30 per user, it includes all the features of Copilot Pro along with more app support such as Teams, Microsoft Cloud Solution and Microsoft 365 for education faculty and staff (most recently).
I hope this gives you a good overview of what Microsoft Copilot is and whether or not it's free. Meanwhile, you can also check out our guide on how to use Microsoft Copilot in Word.