How to Export Code on Google Bard

What to know

  • You can export code from Bard using the share button under its response.
  • Codes can be exported to Colab and Replit, or can simply be copied to clipboard.
  • You can import code from a GitHub repo or by pasting it inside the prompt box.

After an update in April gave Bard the ability to code, Google is now adding a share button to let users export their Python code to code environments such as as Colab and Replit. This comes as part of an important feature update that sees Bard get many other abilities, such as adding images in prompts, sharing chats with others, and much more. 

This guide will focus on how to import and export code on Google Bard. Let’s get started. 

How to export code on Google Bard (2 ways)

Now, let’s say you’ve been working on a code with the help of Google Bard and want to export it. Bard now provides a few ways to do that too. Here’s how: 

Method 1: Export code to Colab and Replit

To start sharing, go to the bottom of Bard’s response and click on the share icon (before ‘Google it’).

Here, you’ll have the option to ‘Export to Colab’ and ‘Export to Replit’. 

Click on Export to Colab to do so.

Once the colab notebook is created and saved to Drive, click on Open Colab at the bottom left corner.

The python code will open in a new Colab notebook. 

To Export to Replit, select that option instead.

Select I understand, open Replit from the notification.

You may have to authorize Replit to use.

Once it opens, you’ll see your code appear in Replit.

Method 2: By copy-pasting code

Users also have the option of simply copying the code generated in the Bard response. To do so, click on the Copy icon at the bottom right corner of the generated code.

Once copied, you can paste and use the code wherever you like. 

How to import code on Google Bard

Though it is yet to reach the level of code editors that support direct file sharing such as VS studio code, Atom, Eclipse, etc., you can still transfer code to Google Bard in a few ways.

If you have a code file saved on your computer, transfer it to Google Drive or Dropbox and right-click on it to get its link.

Then paste the link in your prompt and import the code. 

Or if you have it open on a code editor already, you can simply copy the code and paste it in the prompt. 

Bard will then go on to describe the steps in the code. You can ask it further questions relating to the code, run corrections, and use Bard to interact with it.


Let’s take a look at a few commonly asked questions about coding on Bard.

Can Google Bard write code?

Yes, Google Bard can generate code in 20 programming languages. Though it is far from perfect, it is a viable tool for anyone learning to code or users who just want to get pre-written code for their use.

What languages can Bard code in?

Google Bard can write code in such programming languages as C++, Java, Javascript, Python, Typescript, Go, and more. 

Can you upload files to Bard AI?

Yes, you can upload JPEG, PNG, and WebP files to Bard. This makes Bard the first AI chatbot to be able to do so.

Thanks to the new updates, Bard’s capabilities are improving fast, making it faster, more efficient, and more user-friendly. We hope you found this guide helpful. Until next time!