In a tweet, OpenAI announced that the official ChatGPT mobile app is now available in more countries. When OpenAI first announced its mobile app last week, it was only available on iOS and in the United States. Many individuals in Europe, South Korea, New Zealand, and other countries can now download the app from the App Store. The ChatGPT app is a free app with no advertisements. People who are already familiar with ChatGPT will feel right at home because it is essentially just another way of interacting with the chatbot — nothing more, nothing less.
Countries where the ChatGPT App is now available
Here’s the full list of countries where the ChatGPT app is now available:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- The U.K.
- The U.S
I should note that the app is only available on iOS for now. In its original announcement, OpenAI also promised that an Android app was “coming soon.”
How the ChatGPT App works
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When you first open the app, you can begin typing in a text box at the bottom of the screen. It functions similarly to sending a message in any messaging program. While you may use Apple’s built-in speech recognition feature to dictate text, you can also use OpenAI’s open source speech recognition system Whisper for voice input.
When you press the send button, OpenAI processes your request and returns an AI-generated response. You can provide additional information or request a different response. Users can copy and paste responses and use code blocks in the app.
Privacy and Security
ChatGPT stores your chat history by default and uses it for model training. When you enable this functionality, you will be able to find your conversations on desktop as well. It’s worth mentioning that you can’t prevent data sharing without also removing conversation history.
If you have a ChatGPT Plus subscription, you will be able to use the mobile app to utilize GPT-4’s capabilities. Users should notice faster response times as well. ChatGPT Plus is available for $20 a month on desktop and as an in-app purchase in your local currency (€22.99 per month in Europe, £19.99 in the United Kingdom, and so on).
The timing of this expansion, which covers numerous European countries, is quite significant. This is because OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman is meeting European heads of state this week. Altman has been critical of hurried AI regulatory regulation. ChatGPT will now be considerably more accessible across Europe since users will be able to say “just download the app.”
Do you have the ChatGPT app in your country? Do let us know in the comments section below.