- ChatGPT mobile app expands to more countries.
- Free, ad-free chatbot experience on iOS.
- ChatGPT Plus offers enhanced features for subscribers.
OpenAI recently shared the exciting news on Twitter, announcing that the official ChatGPT mobile app is now available in additional countries. Initially, the app was only accessible on iOS and limited to the United States. However, people residing in various European nations, South Korea, New Zealand, and more will now have the opportunity to download the app from the App Store.
The ChatGPT app is completely free and does not contain any advertisements. For those already familiar with ChatGPT, the mobile app offers a seamless and familiar experience—simply a way to engage with the chatbot, nothing more, nothing less.
The ChatGPT app for iOS is now available to users in 11 more countries — Albania, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Jamaica, Korea, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, and the UK. More to come soon!— OpenAI (@OpenAI) May 24, 2023
The following is the complete list of countries where the ChatGPT app is now available: Albania, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States. At present, the app is only accessible on iOS; however, OpenAI has assured users that an Android version will be arriving soon.
Upon opening the app, you will find a text box at the bottom of the screen where you can begin typing your messages. It functions similarly to sending a message in any messaging app. While you have the option to dictate text using Apple’s built-in speech recognition feature, you can also utilize OpenAI’s open-source speech recognition system, Whisper, for voice input.
Once you hit the send button, OpenAI processes your request and provides an AI-generated response. You can continue the conversation by providing additional information or requesting a different answer. The app supports code blocks, and users can easily copy and paste answers.
By default, ChatGPT saves your chat history and utilizes it for model training. If this feature is enabled, your conversations will also be accessible on the desktop version. It is important to note that currently, there is no option to disable data sharing without disabling chat history as well.
For subscribers of ChatGPT Plus, the mobile app allows access to GPT-4’s capabilities. Users will also experience improved response times. The cost of ChatGPT Plus is $20 per month on a desktop and can be purchased within the app using your local currency (€22.99 per month in Europe, £19.99 in the United Kingdom, etc.).
The timing of this development, which includes several European countries, is intriguing, given that OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman, is meeting with heads of states in Europe this week, such as France’s Emmanuel Macron, Spain’s Pedro Sánchez, and United Kingdom’s Rishi Sunak. Altman has expressed concerns regarding hasty AI regulatory policies. With ChatGPT becoming more widely available in Europe, people will now have easy access to the app.