open AI has expanded the availability of its ChatGPT app for iOS users in India and 32 other countries, just one week after its launch in the US.
The list of new 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 the ChatGPT app to an additional 11 countries after the US. Those include European nations like France, Germany, and Ireland, as well as New Zealand, Nigeria, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.
In the first six days of its initial availability in the US last Thursday (May 18), the ChatGPT mobile app surpassed the half million download mark, according to data shared by app intelligence firm data. ai. This achievement makes it one of the top 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 application, which is available free downloads and excludes ads, allows users to interact with the AI-based generative chatbot using their iPhone. It also supports voice input via OpenAI’s Whisper speech recognition system and allows ChatGPT Plus users to access advanced features via GPT-4. Additionally, users can also sign up for the ChatGPT Plus service, which costs $20 per month in the US, directly through the iOS app.
OpenAI has the ChatGPT app only for iOS at the moment. However, the startup, backed by Microsoft and venture capital firms such as Tiger Global and a16z, also has an Android version in the works, which it promised to release soon.
The expansion of the ChatGPT app comes at a time when OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is touring several countries to better connect with global policymakers and understand their concerns about AI. The executive met with some European heads of state this week. He will also visit India early next month.