ChatGPT it recently made the big jump to iPhone in the US and now it’s finally launched in more countries including the UK.
You can download the official and free version of the AI chatbot right now from the App Store, either by following our guide at how to download ChatGPT on iPhoneor by following this direct link to the ChatGPT app for iPhone.
With dozens of third-party ChatGPT apps still clogging the App Store, it’s actually quite difficult to find the official OpenAI app using Apple’s search function. Therefore, we recommend that you follow the direct link above to make sure you don’t land on one of the many copycat apps.
You can use ChatGPT for a wide variety of things, from writing letters to troubleshooting coding to writing song lyrics. And while the free version is based on the older GPT-3 model, it’s still very capable, and you can access the paid ChatGPT Plus and GPT-4 services from within the app.
That said, so far we’ve had trouble getting the free version to respond to our prompts, and the app regularly sells out without answering our questions. This may simply be because the free version is overloaded with demand, so hopefully it will perform better in the coming days.
What about Android?
Even though the ChatGPT app for iPhone has already been rolled out in 11 countries, there is still no sign of an Android equivalent. That should change soon, with OpenAI promising in its previous blog post “Android users, you’re next! ChatGPT is coming to your devices soon.”
That’s far from the only project OpenAI has also been working on, and the company recently announced ‘Shared Links’ as well. These allow you to share ChatGPT conversations with other people, who can then copy them into their own chats to continue the thread themselves.
To do that, simply click on the thread you want to share, select the ‘Share’ button and click ‘Copy Link’. We also hope to see Bing integrated into ChatGPT soon, giving you access to newer information than was previously available in GPT-3 (whose training cutoff was September 2021).
That feature is not yet available in the free version of ChatGPT (neither on desktop nor on iPhone), but Microsoft has said that it will come “soon” after it is implemented in ChatGPT Plus via a plugin.
With Google Bard also rapidly improving its skill set with new features like image generation (powered by Adobe Firefly) plus new coding powers, the AI chatbot wars are clearly still starting.