Last month, OpenAI announced the release of its ChatGPT for iOS users. Now, to take the capabilities of its chatbot even further, the company has announced that the chatbot will also be able to access the internet through Bing Search.
The new feature is only available for ChatGPT Plus users at the moment, which comes with a $20 subscription per month. “Plus users can now use Browsing to get comprehensive answers and current insights on events and information that extend beyond the model’s original training data,” reads the release notes.
To try it out, users have to enable Browsing in the “new features” settings section. Then select GPT-4 in the model switcher and choose “Browse with Bing” in the drop-down menu.
Now users can finally move over the chatbots limitation of the knowledge cutoff of 2021. This was earlier achieved by introducing plugins for ChatGPT on the browser interface.
The company has also released improvements in search history. Now, users can browse their past conversations better and more seamlessly. Android users still wait for a ChatGPT app while OpenAI’s blog says, “P.S. Android users, you’re next!.”
This comes after OpenAI said that users can now create and share ChatGPT conversations using shared links. Recipients can view or copy the conversation to continue the discussion. This feature is still in Alpha tests within a small group and will be rolled out to all users in the next few weeks.
This all comes in the backdrop of OpenAI planning to release its own marketplace for AI models built on top of its technology. Possibly, by making ChatGPT on iOS the capabilities of browning the internet, OpenAI wants its own app to stand out in its own marketplace of AI apps.