Android users who want AI-powered assistance can now get the official ChatGPT app for their phones and tablets. Following the news on Friday that OpenAI’s ChatGPT app is coming for Android this week, the program has landed on the Google Play store today, available for free as is the iOS edition.
on a tweetOpenAI has confirmed the Android debut of the app, announcing that it will be available for download in the US, India, Bangladesh, and Brazil with plans to expand to other countries next week.
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With this new release, ChatGPT is now accessible on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices as well as on the website. The experience is the same on all platforms, though the Android app throws in a couple of bonus features just like the iOS flavor.
In the app, you can type your request and then ask follow-up questions to continue the same topic. Otherwise, just tap the + icon at the top to start a new chat.
You can also state your request. Just tap the microphone icon in the Message field, dictate your question or request, and then tap the circle when you’re done. Your speech is transcribed into text for you to submit.
The app tracks all your chats on the website and on your mobile devices. To access previous chats, just tap the hamburger icon at the top and select History. You can view your past chats or search for a specific one by keyword. Tap any chat to display it.
With a chat on the screen, tap the three dots icon on the right and you can delete it or rename it.
Like the website and iOS version, the Android app is aimed at free ChatGPT users and those with a paid ChatGPT Plus subscription. At the top of the screen, subscribers simply tap GPT-3.5 or GPT-4 depending on the mode they want to use. GPT-4 offers many advantages over its predecessor, including better training, longer memory, and more multi-language skills.
From the hamburger icon in the Android app, you can access the Settings menu where you can export your chat data to a viewable HTML file, clear your chat history, and even delete your account. You can also change the color scheme, change the default language, and access help information.
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The popularity of AI has led to a slew of third-party apps for iOS and Android, many of which are powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT model. However, most of them are freemium apps. That means you get a limited number of chats for free and then have to shell out money for a subscription if you want more. OpenAI’s official mobile apps are completely free, so you can keep chatting all day without having to cough up extra cash.