OpenAI’s ChatGPT app, initially launched in the U.S., has now been made available to iOS users in India and 32 additional countries. This expansion comes just a week after its initial release, indicating OpenAI’s commitment to a global rollout.
The newly added countries include 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.
Yesterday, OpenAI extended the availability of the ChatGPT app to 11 more countries following its launch in the United States.
Building upon its success in the U.S., where the ChatGPT mobile app garnered over half a million downloads in its first six days, OpenAI aims to replicate this achievement in the newly expanded markets. App intelligence firm data.ai reported that the ChatGPT app outperformed other AI and chatbot apps, as well as popular apps like Microsoft Edge and Bing, in terms of downloads.
The ChatGPT app offers a seamless user experience, allowing individuals to engage with the generative AI-based chatbot using their iPhones. Users can also utilize voice input capabilities through OpenAI’s Whisper speech recognition system. Additionally, ChatGPT Plus subscribers gain access to advanced features powered by GPT-4. Interested users can conveniently subscribe to the ChatGPT Plus service directly through the iOS app, with a monthly cost of $20 in the U.S.
Although currently exclusive to iOS, OpenAI has acknowledged the demand for an Android version of the ChatGPT app. The company has assured users that an Android version is in the pipeline and will be introduced in the near future.
The timing of the ChatGPT app expansion aligns with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s global outreach efforts. Altman’s meetings with prominent policymakers and state leaders aim to foster better understanding and address concerns surrounding AI. Having already engaged with European officials, Altman’s upcoming visit to India further demonstrates OpenAI’s commitment to building strong relationships and expanding its presence worldwide.