The OpenAI ChatGPT iOS app is now available in Canada, India, Brazil and 30 other countries
OpenAI has expanded the availability of the ChatGPT app to iOS users in India and 32 other countries — just a week after launching in the US
The new list of 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 the United Arab Emirates.
Earlier this week, OpenAI expanded its ChatGPT app to 11 additional countries after the US, including 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 first availability in the US last Thursday (May 18), mobile app ChatGPT has crossed the half-million download mark, according to data shared by app intelligence firm data.ai. This achievement makes it one of the highest performing new applications. The app has also outperformed other AI and chatbot apps as well as Microsoft Edge and Bing apps in the US in terms of downloads since launch, according to data.ai.
The ChatGPT app, that is available for free downloads and excludes ads, allowing users to interact with a generative AI-based chatbot using their iPhone. It also supports voice input via the Whisper OpenAI speech recognition system and lets ChatGPT Plus users access advanced features via GPT-4. Furthermore, users can also subscribe to the ChatGPT Plus service, which costs $20 per month in the US, directly through the iOS app.
OpenAI has a ChatGPT app only for iOS at the moment. However, the startup, which is backed by Microsoft and marquee VC companies such as Tiger Global and a16z, also has an Android version in the pipeline, which it promises to hit the market soon.
The ChatGPT application expansion comes at a time when OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is on a tour of several countries to better connect with global policy makers and understand their concerns about AI. The executive met several European heads of state this week. He is also visiting India early next month.