In a tweet, OpenAI said that the official ChatGPT app for mobile phones is now available in more countries. Last week, when OpenAI first showed off its mobile app, it was only available on iOS and in the United States. The app can now be downloaded from the App Store by many people in Europe, South Korea, New Zealand, and other places.
The free ChatGPT app doesn’t have any ads. People already familiar with ChatGPT will feel right at home with this since it’s just a way to talk to the robot.
Here is the full list of countries where the official ChatGPT app is now available: Albania, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Again, you can only get the game on iOS for now. OpenAI also said in its original statement that an Android app was “coming soon.”
When you open the app, you can start typing in a text box at the bottom of the screen. It works just like writing a message in any messaging app. You can use Apple’s built-in speech recognition to write text or OpenAI’s open-source speech recognition system Whisper to enter text with your mouth.
When you click the send button, OpenAI takes your request and gives you a solution that AI made. You can ask for more information or a different response. The app lets users copy and paste answers to code blocks.
By default, the official ChatGPT app saves all your chats and uses them to teach models. If you turn this option on, you can also find your chats on your PC. It’s important to know that you can’t turn off data sharing without also turning off chat logs.
If you subscribe to ChatGPT Plus, you can use the mobile app to access GPT-4’s features. The users should also notice that things are happening faster. ChatGPT Plus costs $20 monthly on a PC and can be bought in-app in your local currency (€22.99 per month in Europe, £19.99 in the UK, etc.).
This growth, which covers several European countries, comes at an interesting time, as OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is meeting European heads of state this week, such as Emmanuel Macron of France, Pedro Sánchez of Spain, and Rishi Sunak of the U.K. Altman has spoken out against fast policies for regulating AI. And now, “just download the app” will make it much easier for people in Europe to use ChatGPT.