How Do I Use Copilot to Rewrite Text in Edge

Perfect rewording achieved right on your browser

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Copilot comes already installed in Microsoft Edge so all you have to do to use the rewrite feature is select text and a pop-up will show up ready to rewrite your text.

The rewrite feature is great for those times when you want to break down complex texts into bite-sized, understandable sentences or you’re just struggling to come up with the right wording.

How to use Copilot in the Edge browser?

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You must be using the latest version of Microsoft Edge to use the Rewrite feature in Copilot.
  1. Launch your Microsoft Edge browser and open a webpage or document whose text you wish to rewrite.
  2. Select a piece of text that you wish to rewrite and the Rewrite pop-up menu will appear. If it doesn’t, press the Alt + I key combo.
  3. Click on Rewrite and your selected text will be reworded.
  4. The draft with rewritten text by AI will be available but if you are not satisfied with the result, you can select bits of text you wish to change and hit Replace. You can also click on Adjust to change the, tone, and length.

Tips for effective text rewriting

  • Review text – Although the rewrite feature is supposed to make your work easier, it is an AI tool after all and may not understand the context. Ensure to review the result carefully to ensure it aligns with your expectations.
  • Fact-check – In texts where you need factual and up-to-date information, make sure to double-check with original sources for credibility.
  • Customize settings – Every text has its own tone and is meant for different audiences. Make use of the adjust button and edit out your messages until you achieve your desired phrase.
  • Combine with other tools – The rewrite feature is great but has a limitation of 75 words per prompt. If you’re looking to rewrite long-form content, you’re better off using other AI tools.

While the Copilot rewrite feature on Microsoft Edge may be a handy tool for most users, some prefer to do away with it. if you’re in this category, we have a detailed article on how to disable the rewrite feature in Edge.

If your issue is with the Rewrite feature, perhaps we can entice you to try other paraphrasing tools that allow long-form content.

That’s it for this article but we’re curious to hear you recount your experience with the Rewrite feature. What are the pros and cons so far after using it? Let us know in the comment section below.

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