ChatGPT for iOS has been available to iPhone users for a few months now, and Android users won’t be missing out for long: ChatGPT for Android is coming next week.
the news via tweet From OpenAI, the developer of ChatGPT, the app is available on Google Play. You won’t be able to download the app yet, but you can indicate your interest by clicking or tapping the “Pre-register” button. This basically means you’ll be alerted when it’s available.
Details about the app are scant at the moment, but judging from app screenshots and descriptions, this looks very similar to the iOS version. You can use the iOS application with free and paid Plus ChatGPT accounts.
There’s no indication yet whether ChatGPT for Android will be rolling out to every country at the same time — ChatGPT for iOS took a week or so to expand outside of the US. Regardless, we were able to successfully pre-register the Android app in the UK, so you can enjoy yourself.
The usual ChatGPT experience
The ChatGPT mobile experience is almost the same as the desktop experience, just with a smaller screen. Your conversations sync across all your signed-in devices, and you can ask anything from gift ideas to ancient history.
It’s not yet clear whether you’ll be able to use voice input on ChatGPT for Android as you can on ChatGPT for iOS – but we’ll be trying out the app soon and telling you about all the features it has to offer. OpenAI has done a great job integrating its app with iOS, and we hope to do the same on Google’s mobile platform.
Standard caveats apply when using ChatGPT on Android: keep in mind that AI-powered chatbots are prone to hallucinations and inaccuracies, and you should avoid sharing any personal or sensitive information in conversations.
With Apple reportedly developing its own ChatGPT competitor and Google busy pushing AI into nearly all of its products, OpenAI knows it needs to keep ChatGPT relevant and fresh, and making the bot available to the billions of smartphones running Android around the world will certainly help with that.