OpenAI has launched a free-to-use ChatGPT app for iOS and plans to launch one for Android in the near future as well. The app can be downloaded on an iPhone or iPad from Apple’s App Store.
Chat GPT was originally launched as an experiment last November, that quickly gained popularity and found a large number of consumer audience that has been using the technology on the go for a range of purposes. Later in February, a premium offering of Chat GPT, for $20 a month, was released with exclusive features including priority access, faster response time, and access to OpenAI’s latest language model, GPT-4.
Up until now, people have been relying on Microsoft’s Bing app to access OpenAI’s language models on mobile, or being scammed into downloading fake apps that claim offering access to ChatGPT. Once OpenAI’s official app rolls out, people will gradually move from away from Microsoft and unreliable apps.
The ChatGPT app for iOS will offer the ability to sync complete chats across devices, a voice input functionality ‘Whisper,’ which is essentially OpenAI’s speech-recognition system, as well all the latest model improvements.
The app’s roll out will begin in the US and expand to more countries in the coming weeks. “As we gather user feedback, we’re committed to continuous feature and safety improvements for ChatGPT,” says OpenAI.