OpenAI's ChatGPT app is making big strides. Within a month of its release on the App Store, ChatGPT is rolling out its first major update, bringing native iPad support and compatibility with Siri and Shortcuts. Users can now also drag and drop individual messages from ChatGPT into other applications, a feature that could be especially useful in the iPad's split-screen mode.
The update allows ChatGPT to run in full-screen mode on iPad, fully optimized for the tablet's interface. This improvement and the drag-and-drop feature make the app more appealing than the web browser version of the chatbot. Furthermore, it might boost the download rate of the ChatGPT app, which already gained half a million installs in less than a week after its debut.
The app has since been launched in various markets outside the U.S., and an Android version is in the works. ChatGPT's support for Siri and Shortcuts is another notable addition in this release. Although users can't fully replace Siri with ChatGPT, they can create custom ChatGPT Shortcuts compatible with Siri.
The paid subscription for the app, ChatGPT Plus, provides priority access to new features, faster response times, and elevated access to ChatGPT during peak times.
According to data.ai, ChatGPT has seen 7.3 million worldwide installs on iOS and consistently ranks in the top five in the U.S. since its launch. Apple's recent update of its App Store rules aims to curb ChatGPT clones, noting the impersonation of apps as a violation of the Developer Code of Conduct.