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The official ChatGPT app is now available in 30 more countries

OpenAI broadens the availability of its ChatGPT mobile app, enabling users in 30 additional countries to interact with the chatbot on iOS.

OpenAI has announced that its official ChatGPT mobile app is now available in an additional 30 countries. Initially, when OpenAI launched its mobile app, it was exclusive to iOS and only available in the U.S. The expansion now allows users across various regions, including Europe, South Korea, New Zealand, and several other countries to download the app from the App Store.

ChatGPT app, free from ads, essentially provides a platform for users to interact with the ChatGPT chatbot.

The updated list of countries where the ChatGPT app is now accessible includes Albania, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, South Korea, the U.K., the U.S., and a significant expansion to 30 additional countries including Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estonia, Ghana, India, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nauru, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Slovenia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates. OpenAI has also hinted at an Android app coming soon.

The ChatGPT app functions like any messaging app. Users can type text into a textbox, send it, and OpenAI processes the request, returning an AI-generated response. The app also supports voice input via Apple's built-in speech recognition feature or OpenAI's open-source speech recognition system, Whisper. Users can follow up with more information or request a different response, and the app supports code blocks and copy-paste functionality.

By default, ChatGPT saves chat history for model training, enabling users to access their conversation history on the desktop. However, there's currently no way to disable data sharing without also disabling the chat history.

ChatGPT Plus subscribers can access enhanced capabilities of GPT-4 through the mobile app, with faster response times. The ChatGPT Plus subscription is priced at $20 per month on the desktop and is also available as an in-app purchase in local currencies.

This app expansion, which includes several European countries, comes at a time when OpenAI's CEO Sam Altman is meeting with European heads of states. Amid critiques of rushed AI regulatory policies, Altman's move with the app expansion ensures greater accessibility to ChatGPT across Europe and beyond, inviting users to simply "download the app."