How to Get Started with ChatGPT Plus: A Comprehensive Guide
You’ve made the decision to upgrade to ChatGPT Plus and now you’re wondering how to make the most of this AI chatbot. With features like Advanced Data Analysis, image generation with DALL-E 3, plugins, and Browse with Bing, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to get started and take advantage of all the benefits of a Plus subscription.
To begin using ChatGPT Plus, you will need to have a Plus subscription. If you haven’t upgraded yet, you can log into your OpenAI account and click on “Upgrade” in the lower left corner of the screen. Once you have the Plus subscription, you can navigate the table of contents on the left side of the page to find specific features you’re interested in.
One of the key benefits of ChatGPT Plus is access to GPT-4, which is the same model powering Microsoft’s Bing AI. GPT-4 is OpenAI’s most advanced model and the largest large language model (LLM) available to the public. To switch to GPT-4, simply log in to your OpenAI account and move the toggle to GPT-4 at the top of the ChatGPT window.
Once you’re using GPT-4, you’ll notice some differences in the ChatGPT Plus window compared to the free version. You can now try different prompts to see how GPT-4 performs compared to GPT-3.5. Additionally, ChatGPT Plus allows you to process images on all platforms, including web, iOS, and Android. To upload an image, click or tap on the image icon within the text area and choose what you want ChatGPT to do with it, such as transcribing or describing it.
Another feature that has been reintroduced with ChatGPT Plus is Browse with Bing. This capability allows you to browse the internet within the ChatGPT interface. To use this feature, click on GPT-4 at the top of the screen and choose “Browse with Bing.” If the option doesn’t show up automatically, you can enable it in the settings by going to “Settings & Beta” and selecting “Beta features.” From there, you can toggle on the Browse with Bing option.
ChatGPT Plus also includes Advanced Data Analysis, which was previously known as Code Interpreter. This plugin allows you to upload files for analysis, create and interpret code, analyze data, and more. To access Advanced Data Analysis, go to GPT-4 and hover over it (or tap it on the mobile app) to see the available options. Select Advanced Data Analysis from the drop-down menu and start adding your information or uploading files.
To make the most of your ChatGPT Plus subscription, you can enable and explore plugins. Plugins offer additional functionalities within ChatGPT, such as web browsing, PDF summarization, and travel planning. To enable plugins, go to your settings and enable the Plugins under Beta features. Then, click on GPT-4 at the top of the chat window, select Plugins from the drop-down menu, and access the plugins store by clicking on “No Plugins Enabled” in the middle of the screen.
Lastly, ChatGPT Plus now supports voice inputs for iOS and Android users. To use this feature, open the ChatGPT mobile app and ensure that ChatGPT has access to your microphone in your phone settings. You will see a headset icon at the top of the window, which you can tap on to initiate voice input. Simply start speaking, and ChatGPT will respond when it detects a pause in your speech. The voice feature is powered by Whisper, another OpenAI project, and offers five different voices to choose from.
With these tips and instructions, you can now confidently navigate and utilize the features and benefits of ChatGPT Plus. Whether you’re exploring GPT-4, processing images, browsing with Bing, conducting advanced data analysis, or using plugins, ChatGPT Plus offers a wide range of capabilities to enhance your AI chatbot experience.