OpenAI launches paid version of ChatGPT: All the details

They say that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. And now there’s no such thing as a free, viral AI chatbot. ChatGPT has been quite a rage since it burst on the tech scene on November 30. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, has announced a paid version of its chatbot. Here are all the details:What is the paid plan of ChatGPT and who can access it?According to a blog post by the company, the new subscription plan, ChatGPT Plus, will be available for $20/month. ChatGPT Plus is currently available only to customers in the United States. OpenAIhas a process of inviting people from its waitlist in the next couple of weeks. What are the benefits of getting ChatGPT Plus?Users will get general access to ChatGPT, even during peak times. Further, OpenAI says that paid subscribers will also see faster response times. Other than that the users who subscribe to ChatGPT Plus will also get priority access to new features and improvements.Does this mean an end for free ChatGPT?No. OpenAI has made it clear that it “loves” its free users and will continue to offer free access to ChatGPT. “By offering this subscription pricing, we will be able to help support free access availability to as many people as possible,” the company said in a blog post. Will ChatGPT Plus come to other countries?Yes, OpenAI does have plans to expand access and support to additional countries and regions soon.Will there be cheaper subscription plans?Yes, there will be. OpenAI has said that it is actively exploring options for lower-cost plans, business plans, and data packs for more availability. However, it’s not clear what the pricing of those plans will be and in what regions will it be made available. Can you still continue to use ChatGPT for free?Absolutely. As the paid subscription model is only in the US right, those who want to access ChatGPT in India can do it for free. However, do expect slow response times and slight delays in accessing the popular chatbot.