OpenAI has expanded the availability of its ChatGPT app for iOS users in India and 32 other countries, just a week after its US launch
The list of new countries includes 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 United Arab Emirates.
Earlier this week, OpenAI expanded the ChatGPT app to 11 more countries after the United States. These include European countries such as France, Germany and Ireland as well as New Zealand, Nigeria, South Korea and the UK.
In the first six days since its initial availability in the US last Thursday (May 18), the ChatGPT mobile app has crossed the half-million downloads mark, according to data shared by app intelligence firm data.ai. This achievement makes it one of the most successful new applications. The app has also outperformed other AI and chatbot apps as well as Microsoft Edge and Bing apps in the US in downloads since its launch, according to data.ai.
The ChatGPT app, which is available for free download and excludes ads, allows users to interact with the generative AI-based chatbot using their iPhone. It also supports voice input through OpenAI Whisper’s voice recognition system and allows ChatGPT Plus users to access advanced features through GPT-4. Additionally, users can also subscribe to the ChatGPT Plus service, which costs $20 per month in the US, directly through the iOS app.
OpenAI has ChatGPT app only for iOS at the moment. However, the startup, backed by Microsoft and renowned venture capital firms such as Tiger Global and a16z, also has an Android version in the plans, which it has promised to bring to market soon.
The expansion of the ChatGPT app comes at a time when OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is touring several countries to better connect with global decision makers and understand their concerns about AI. The executive met with some European heads of state this week. He is also traveling to India early next month.