OpenAI’s ChatGPT, a revolutionary AI chatbot application, has received a significant update less than a month after its initial release on the App Store. This update brings native iPad support, Siri and Shortcuts integration, and an enhanced drag and drop feature, elevating user experience to a new level.
The latest update allows users to utilize ChatGPT in full-screen mode on their iPads, offering an optimized interface for the tablet. Users are also able to drag and drop individual messages from ChatGPT into other apps, a feature that proves particularly handy when using the iPad’s split-screen mode. These improvements likely make the ChatGPT app a preferable alternative to the web browser version, which some iPad users were using prior to this update.
ChatGPT also now supports Siri and Shortcuts. While this doesn’t mean replacing Siri with ChatGPT, it enables users to create custom ChatGPT Shortcuts that work seamlessly with Siri. Users can turn favorite prompts into Shortcuts and have them perform additional steps after the query is completed, such as saving the response to a different app. This feature also permits users to open ChatGPT using voice commands through Siri.
Similar to the iPhone version, iPad users can choose to upgrade to the ChatGPT Plus subscription. This premium service, starting at $20 per month, provides elevated access to ChatGPT during peak times, faster response times, and priority access to new features and improvements.
The ChatGPT mobile app has shown remarkable resilience in the App Store since its launch, maintaining a position as the No. 4 app on the App Store’s Top Free charts in the U.S. Impressively, the app boasts a 4.8-star rating across 421,000 ratings and reviews. Third-party app intelligence provider data.ai estimates that the app has been installed 7.3 million times worldwide on iOS.
With its rapid user adoption in 2023, ChatGPT reached a staggering 100 million active users within two months. ChatGPT’s meteoric rise even eclipsed Twitter’s initial user growth, reaching 1 million users within its first five days. The platform’s monthly visits skyrocketed from 616 million in January 2023 to over 1.6 billion by March 2023.
The app has also managed to garner a global appeal, with the U.S. and India forming the most significant user bases. Despite its ban in countries like China, Russia, Belarus, Venezuela, Afghanistan, and Iran, ChatGPT is accessible in 162 countries as of 2023.
Along with these exciting updates, OpenAI has reiterated its commitment to expanding the ChatGPT app’s availability worldwide and the development of an Android version.
The ChatGPT iOS app’s primary features include instant answers, tailored advice, creative inspiration, professional input, and learning opportunities, all at the users’ fingertips. From providing information without the need for sifting through ads or multiple results to offering professional advice and learning opportunities, ChatGPT promises a unique user experience. ChatGPT for iOS is available for download on the App Store.
The latest update to the ChatGPT app is a testament to OpenAI’s dedication to continual improvement and expansion. With its robust set of features, ChatGPT is reshaping how we interact with AI, and the future looks bright.