ChatGPT Plus: Price, features & how to get it
ChatGPT Plus is a paid tier of ChatGPT, which comes for $20 a month. But is ChatGPT Plus worth the price tag? Let’s find out.
While generative AI chatbots are a reasonably new phenomenon, ChatGPT has still been able to create a space of its own. It was the fastest app to clock 1 billion users until Instagram’s Threads overtook it.
Though ChatGPT, with its limitations, became a go-to solution for content creators, coders, literary pros, and more. Capitalizing on this, OpenAI rolled out a premium version, the ChatGPT Plus, which costs $20 a month.
OpenAI also promises ChatGPT Plus members access to any new LLM it releases, which means the tool will only become more powerful with every upgrade. That said, let us explore all the features of ChatGPT Plus and see if it’s worth the money and hype.
What is ChatGPT Plus?
ChatGPT Plus is an enhanced version of ChatGPT that allows you to get faster responses, a better connection to the tool, and early access to new features. However, right now ChatGPT Plus isn’t available to everyone. It’s limited to a select pool of users, and some have been speaking out on their experiences.
It’s also the only way to currently access ChatGPT-4. The updated AI model introduces more accurate answers to tough problems, as well as updating the overall model to include better creativity, take in visual input and even glean information from a link to provide better context.
Developer Zahid Khawaja has access and has shared a video of ChatGPT Pro (now ChatGPT Plus) on his Twitter page.
ChatGPT Plus price
ChatGPT Plus will cost users $20 per month. This is a decrease from the $42 per month that we saw from OpenAI’s “ChatGPT Pro” pilot program. This means that ChatGPT Plus will cost users around $240 per year annually. However, we also expect that ChatGPT Plus will eventually get a slightly discounted annual rate after it matures.
This might not be worth it for those who want to mess around with an AI chatbot, but for those using it on a daily basis as an assistant or similar, the savings could rack up quite nicely. At $20, it’s an accessible price for one of the most disruptive pieces of technology seen in our lifetime.
The original price for ChatGPT Pro was $42 per month, according to Zahid Khawaja’s Twitter page. He also posted proof of his plan, which appears to renew on a monthly basis.
How to get ChatGPT Plus
To be in line to get ChatGPT Plus, you can simply access this form where OpenAI will put you on a waiting list.
ChatGPT Plus is whitelisted to select users in the US only. OpenAI has stated that they will broaden the pool to users beyond the us “soon”, with no date available for any international punters. But, for most users, it’s still unavailable to most people in the world right now. We’re hoping to see OpenAI expand the list sooner, rather than later.
ChatGPT Plus was originally a pilot program named ChatGPT Pro
ChatGPT Pro was the working name for what eventually became ChatGPT Plus. Users began reporting that a “ChatGPT Pro” was becoming available to users, but not officially announced. Since it has been officially revealed, with a name change, it’s likely that OpenAI is currently using the current crop of subscribers as a soft launch of sorts,
With that in mind, it appears that tech companies like Microsoft are already working with OpenAI in order to bring some of the services over to its users. So, we’ll await our AI overlords a little bit longer, they have not quite taken the world by storm yet.