ChatGPT no longer requires an account to use, but there are some limitations

Apr 2, 2024

OpenAI has announced a major change to its AI-based chat service. ChatGPT is now available for use without signing up for an account.

Technically, this isn't the first AI-powered service to go down this route, Microsoft made Copilot (formerly Bing Chat) free for all users without an account in May 2023.

ChatGPT debuted in late 2022, has amassed 100 Million users in over 185 Countries. It's not surprising that the service is now available without an account, as the move will likely attract more people to try the bot, which in turn will help the company to train its AI models based on the data from the conversations.

You can now use ChatGPT without signing up for an account

The login experience is still there, it has been made optional. While creating an account is free, you will need to provide your email address to sign up for the service. In addition to this, you will also have to give your phone number, which is used to verify your account. These requirements may be annoying for those who value their privacy, so it is good that we can now use ChatGPT without an account.

ChatGPT no longer requires an account to use

Speaking of privacy, it is not a complete incognito experience, because OpenAI says that ChatGPT will use the data from your chats to improve its models for everyone. But, don't worry, there is an official way to disable this data collection.

How to opt out of ChatGPT using your data to train its AI?

Just click on the question mark button in the bottom right corner of the web page, and select Settings. Toggle the option that says "Improve the model for everyone". That's it, you have opted out of training ChatGPT.

How to opt out of ChatGPT using your data to train its AI

Ready to try ChatGPT without signing up? All you need to do is visit and start chatting with the bot. You can create an account for free at any time and gain access to the additional features that it provides. The experience uses the GPT-3 model.

What are the limitations of using ChatGPT without an account?

You will not be able to save your chats without logging in to your account, which means you cannot view your chat history either. The accountless experience also lacks an option to share chats with other users. It cannot generate images either. You are limited to text-based interactions, i.e. you cannot have voice conversations with the AI, or use custom instructions in your queries to generate replies. Signing up for an account removes these restrictions. If you need additional features, you may want to take a look at ChatGPT Plus.

OpenAI's announcement also mentions that there are some additional content safeguards for the accountless experience, to block prompts and generations in a wider range of categories. According to a statement sent by an OpenAI spokesperson to TechCrunch, these restrictions are in place to prevent generation of inappropriate or harmful content. That doesn't really clarify as to what qualifies as harmful content, and TechCrunch speculates that even OpenAI may not know how people may use the free service.

I was able to use ChatGPT without an account already, but the new experience is being rolled out gradually, so it may take a while for it to become available to you.

Now that you don't have to sign up for using it, will you use ChatGPT?

ChatGPT no longer requires an account, but there are some limitations
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  1. Shawn said on April 3, 2024 at 6:50 pm

    Well if you absolutely want to use this thing.. I still say GPT-3 had more brains than the parrot called GPT-3.5 … if it’s sending you on login use brave with adguard and ublock on chrome I get the login message on brave none what-so-ever.

    If you want letters done great, you want philosophy sure but don’t try asking it for all the windows 10 tweaks for example as it will repeat like a broken record.. anything related to data lists unless you clearly asking the parts you want will fail.. but by all means for the small stuff use it.. if you really want to have some fun ask it what’s missing to become skynet then ask it to ignore the points it gives you at one point.. you might get shiver’s. also if your asking for things like lotto wheels or sets just ask it to give you excel code or other programming languages.. even though it will continue a answer .. it’s definitely not right at 80+%.

  2. boris said on April 3, 2024 at 3:34 am

    Or you can use the bunch of websites that serve as front end for ChatGPT. I found at least two that have the same capabilities as ChatGPT and do not require registration. And though I would not want Copilot on my Windows system, I can open it in any browser through a saved shortcut.

    Would I want to register for ChatGPT? No, thank you. And unless you are forced to use it in a some industry to save your boss on your salary and eventually fire you, I would not want records of my conversations with any Ai to be saved or shared.

  3. Bronson said on April 2, 2024 at 4:26 pm

    Is there any other use for this than to put big tits on pictures of Elvis? I don’t think so.

  4. Tom Hawack said on April 2, 2024 at 1:31 pm

    “(…) it may take a while for it to become available to you.”
    Indeed, [] opens [] so I guess the account-free feature isn’t available from here at this time. No question mark on the bottom-right of the page.

    I’m ready to give ChatGPT a try. I have an account at ‘HuggingChat – AI chatbot’ [] but given this is my only relation to an AI bot I’m unable to establish any comparison with others, such as ChatGPT.

    If this comment is perceived as little enthusiastic, the perception corresponds to reality : I’m not thrilled to be frank.

  5. dial said on April 2, 2024 at 11:07 am

    How do I use it without an account? “Try on web” option still won’t let me.

    1. USA said on April 2, 2024 at 12:27 pm

      I’ve read that it work only in USA for now

      1. Tom Hawack said on April 2, 2024 at 1:44 pm

        Martin notes that it’s go for him … but maybe is he on holidays at Miami Beach? (LOL).

      2. Martin Brinkmann said on April 2, 2024 at 1:48 pm

        Athens Tom, Athens. And no beach :)

      3. Tom Hawack said on April 2, 2024 at 2:12 pm

        Moussaka is definitely tastier than hot-dogs :)
        Back to ChatGPT account-free feature : you mentioned accessing it flawlessly whilst others as myself (from France) may not at this time. I guess we’re trying to figure out what the deployment is all about, a matter of time, geography …

  6. John G. said on April 2, 2024 at 10:22 am

    There were some limitations even if an account of GPT was had, so they are acting as always. Thanks for the article!

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