ChatGPT App Now Available on iPhones via App Store, Android Users to Get It Soon

In a blog post, the company revealed that iPhone users in the US will first get access to the ChatGPT app.

ChatGPT by OpenAI is finally available in its app version, but only for iPhones. In a blog post, the company mentioned that iPhone users in the US will first get access, followed by other countries. On the other hand, Android smartphone users will also get access soon.

Coming to the ChatGPT app for iOS, it will allow voice inputs, created in collaboration with Whisper, an open-source speech recognition system. ChatGPT Plus subscribers will be able to enjoy benefits from their iPhones. The Plus membership means faster responses, plug-ins, and no wait time for the users.

Until now, ChatGPT was available to use on both iOS and Android smartphones, but only through a web browser like Chrome or Safari. Now, iPhone users can download the app via the Apple App Store. Android users, once their version of the app is rolled out, will be able to download the app via Google Play.

Official statement

The blog post by OpenAI read, "We're starting our rollout in the US and will expand to additional countries in the coming weeks. We're eager to see how you use the app. As we gather user feedback, we're committed to continuous feature and safety improvements for ChatGPT. With the ChatGPT app for iOS, we're taking another step towards our mission by transforming state-of-the-art research into useful tools that empower people while continuously making them more accessible."

Meanwhile, ChatGPT's App Store listing mentions in its details that the app would offer "instant answers'', "tailored advice", "creative inspiration", "professional input", and "personalised learning." The App Store's privacy policy highlights that the ChatGPT would keep track of contact information, user content, identifiers, usage data, and diagnostics to function. iPhone users would need iOS 16.1 and above to run the ChatGPT app on their phones.

Nonetheless, with the new app, OpenAI will finally be able to get over the issue of several fake ChatGPT apps that have made their online presence known. Not to forget, the viral chatbot is now the fastest-growing app in the world, with 100 million users in two months after its public release.