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Perplexity Copilot: What It Is & Why You Need To Use It!

by Nick Smith
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Perplexity Copilot is kind of like using Perplexity but better. That’s because it is Perplexity. Just with an added feature (Copilot).

Are you perplexed?

You won’t be after reading this killer post.

Perplexity.AI, hailed by some as literally “The future of search engines,” is an incredible research tool. Instead of sifting through endless search results to find what you need, Perplexity does that part for you

Perplexity has exploded in popularity, and as wrote this in late September 2023, it has officially never been as popular as it is right now per Google Trends.

Perplexity - Google Trends

That’s great and all. However, as George Clooney once said…

Life's Better With Company. Everybody Needs a Copilot. Up in the Air Quote. George Clooney

So lame.

Anyway, let’s see if he’s right.

The Basics: What is Perplexity Copilot?

Perplexity.AI got an upgrade. 

Enter Perplexity Copilot, the feature that takes your search experience to a whole new level. Here’s the lowdown: Copilot doesn’t just stop at your initial query; it’s like having an inquisitive colleague who wants to get things just right.

It all starts with Copilot understanding your search query. Then, it takes it a step further by asking you clarifying questions. It wants to make sure it’s on the right track, aiming for nothing less than the precise answer you’re looking for. So, if you thought you were talking to a search engine, think again. It’s more like a friendly detective.

Once Copilot has the details it needs, it embarks on a mission to scour the web. It’s not satisfied with just one source; it checks multiple sources to ensure you get a well-rounded and well-summarized answer. And, of course, it always provides those helpful links to the sources it consulted.

Sometimes it asks you just one clarifying question. Other times, it asks you multiple clarifying questions. It really depends on the search query, and I’m sure it will get better over time.

Practical Applications: What Can You Actually Use Perplexity Copilot to Do?

So, how can you put Perplexity Copilot to good use? Well, as the cliche goes, the possibilities are endless. Let’s dive into some Copilot ideas to give you a taste of its capabilities:

1. Plan the Perfect Trip

Whether you’re a globe-trotter or a weekend adventurer, Copilot can help you plan your dream trip. Just imagine, you enter your destination, and Copilot not only gives you a detailed itinerary but also suggests must-visit spots and even makes you a sandwich. Well, hopefully, the sandwich is a future upgrade.

Here’s an example of Copilot planning my trip to beautiful Prescott, Arizona:

Perplexity Copilot Mode - Planning a Trip

Notice how Copilot asked me two questions: How many nights do I plan to stay and what kind of activities sound like fun to me.

2. Create a Memorable Date Night

Need to impress someone with an unforgettable date night? Copilot can come to the rescue. Just feed it some details, like your location and preferences, and voilà! It’ll suggest the perfect night out, complete with restaurant recommendations and activity suggestions. 

3. Get Fit & Healthy

Tired of being a fat, disgusting couch potato? Copilot can help you create a personalized diet plan so you no longer have to be fat and a muscle-building workout regimen that suits your fitness level. No more excuses!

Perplexity Copilot Weight Loss Diet Plan

Notice how Copilot asked me four questions: Weight, height, age, and dietary restrictions. 

4. Learn a New Sport

Ever wanted to take up a new sport but didn’t know where to start? Copilot’s got your back. It not only provides you with beginner-friendly instructions but also directs you to the highest-rated instructional YouTube videos. You’ll be acing that badminton game in no time.

5. Share the Knowledge

One of the unique features of Copilot is that you can share what you learn with other people. But beware, they’ll see what you asked, so don’t be a dumbass. 

Your shared knowledge appears in interactive threads, allowing others to engage with it by liking and even asking follow-up questions. Doesn’t that sound like fun?

Share Perplexity Prompt

Sharing is simple. Just click on the “Share” button on the top-right, and then click “Shareable.”

The Future of Perplexity Copilot: What’s in Store?

Now, you might be wondering, “What’s next for Copilot?” Well, the future could look promising. Here’s a sneak peek into what could be the iterations of Copilot:

1. Customized Number of Follow-Up Questions

In the future, Copilot might allow you to specify how many follow-up questions it should ask you. This way, you’ll have even more control over the search process.

2. Booking Made Easy

Imagine Copilot booking plane tickets, movie tickets, or hotels for you with just a simple command. It could turn your travel and entertainment planning into a breeze.

3. Mobile Integration

Copilot could integrate seamlessly with iOS and Android devices, becoming your virtual assistant on the go. Nice.

Yes, it is true that Complexity already has a mobile app, but this would be taking everything multiple steps further.

4. Making You a Sandwich

Copilot could go to your fridge and pantry, take out all the necessary ingredients, and build you a goddamn sandwich. Not really, but be sure to check out the ChatGPT BetterDAN post, where I convinced BetterDAN to make me a sandwich. I’m not kidding.

Oh, No! Pricing and Limitations

Before you dive headfirst into the world of Copilot, it’s essential to know about the pricing and limits. 

On the free plan, you currently get five Copilot searches every four hours, which amounts to 30 searches in a day. 

But if you subscribe to Perplexity, you’ll enjoy a whopping 300 searches per day, giving you a 10X boost in research power. But it will cost you.

Wrapping it up

In a world overflowing with information, Perplexity Copilot stands as a beacon of clarity and efficiency. It’s your partner in research, your planner, and your knowledge sharer, all rolled into one sleek AI package. 

So, whether you’re planning a dream vacation or embarking on a quest for wisdom, let Copilot be your trusted co-pilot in the ever-expanding universe of information. The future of Copilot is bright, and it’s here to make your digital adventures smoother and more exciting than ever.

So, are you ready to embrace the future of research with Perplexity Copilot? Let us know in the comments section below.

Also, check out our battle matchup of ChatGPT vs. Perplexity. It’s the ultimate showdown you don’t want to miss.

Disclaimer: Run The Prompts is not affiliated with Perplexity or Perplexity Copilot.

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