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ChatGPT: How To Create An Account and Explore Its Uses

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This article provides a guide on how to use ChatGPT, an AI tool that has been gaining popularity since its launch on your PC/laptop, Android mobile phone, and iPhone.

It includes instructions on creating an account and logging in on various devices, as well as exploring the tool’s capabilities.

How to Login/Sign Up to ChatGPT on your PC or Laptop

Simply follow the guide below:

  1. Visit https://chat.openai.com/ in your web browser.
  2. Select “Log in” if you already have an account or “Sign Up” if you don’t.
  1. Enter your email ID or sign in with a Google, Microsoft, or Apple account.
  1. If you manually enter an email ID, it’ll ask you to create a password.
  2. Now verify the entered email ID by going into your email inbox.
  1. Once verified, the login page will open.
  1. Enter your email ID and password, then hit Continue.
  2. Now enter details such as name, birthday, etc, and select Continue.
  1. On the next screen, type in your mobile number for verification.
  1. You get the option to receive the code via SMS or WhatsApp. Choose as per your preference.
  1. Enter the code on the next screen and you’ll enter ChatGPT’s main screen.
  1. Now, to get results using prompts, enter chat.openai.com on the URL bar.
  1. You can start using ChatGPT model 3.5.
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How to Login to ChatGPT on Android Phone

The process to download and use ChatGPT on an Android phone is as follows:

  1. Open the Google Play Store.
  2. Search for and install ChatGPT.
  1. Once installed, open the app
  2. Now log in with your existing ChatGPT account or create a new one
  1. If you sign up as a new user, enter your email ID and create a password
  1. Then, a verification email will be sent to your email address
  2. Verify it by opening the mail app and selecting Verify email address
  1. After that, you’ll be automatically redirected to the ChatGPT app
  2. Now enter your first name, birthday, organisation name, etc. and hit Continue
  3. The next step is to verify your phone number via SMS or WhatsApp. Choose as per your preference
  4. Enter the received code, and you’re done! Click Continue
  1. Simply give prompts in the text field to get relevant results
  1. You can also provide prompts by speaking upon clicking the microphone icon.

How to login ChatGPT on iPhone

  1. Head over to the App Store.
  2. Now search for and download ChatGPT. Alternatively, click here to open the app listing
  1. Once installed, open the app
  2. Now log in with your existing ChatGPT account or create a new one.
  1. If you sign up as a new user, enter your email ID and create a password
  2. Then, a verification email will be sent to your email address
  3. Verify it by opening the mail app and selecting Verify email address
  4. After that, you’ll be automatically redirected to the ChatGPT app
  5. Now enter your first name, birthday, organisation name, etc. and hit Continue
  6. The next step is to verify your phone number via SMS or WhatsApp. Choose as per your preference
  7. Enter the received code, and you’re done! Click Continue.
  1. Simply give prompts in the text field to get relevant results.
  1. You can also provide prompts by speaking through clicking the microphone icon

What are the best ways to use ChatGPT?

ChatGPT has several use cases. 

  • Generate content – One can use ChatGPT to generate written content such as mail, essays, poems, social media captions, reviews, and many more.
  • Writing codes – ChatGPT can assist coders and programmers by coming up with codes or equations according to their requirements.
  • Education assistance – ChatGPT can help students easily understand a topic or summarise a huge topic in a simple and precise tone.
  • Travel assistance – Planning to go on a trip? With the help of ChatGPT, you can quickly gather bite-sized information on the best tourist places, travel distance and expense, and popular food spots worth going to.
  • Language translator – It can be used to translate text from one language to another, making it useful for overcoming language barriers.
  • Movies & show recommendations – Simply ask ChatGPT about a specific genre, and it’ll instantly come up with movies and show recommendations for you.
  • Get medical and health information – Thanks to its vast data set, ChatGPT can aid users by providing information related to diseases, symptoms, and causes of the disease. This can prove to be handy during emergency situations when medical assistance is not accessible. However, we’d still recommend getting an opinion from a health expert.

To get the best and most relevant outcomes possible, make sure to provide detailed prompts to ChatGPT. This way, the AI will serve you with personalised results that are moulded according to your needs and situation.

Also, it’s worth mentioning that the details ChatGPT provides can at times be factually incorrect and can fetch data only up to September 2021. Therefore, one shouldn’t completely rely on ChatGPT and should make sure to fact-check the results from original sources.

FAQs

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is a conversational language model that uses artificial intelligence and large datasets acquired from the internet to deliver relevant results to users. Being a dynamic tool, it can adapt accordingly to the user’s prompt and provide solutions in the form of written content. 

How can I use ChatGPT without logging in?

As of now, there’s no way to use ChatGPT without logging in. It is an account-based service that requires users to verify their email address and mobile number when signing up.

However, there are several AI chatbots, such as Perplexity AI, that utilize the same language model as ChatGPT which you can use without logging in.

Is ChatGPT free?

ChatGPT comes in two variations – the standard free plan and the paid ChatGPT Plus plan. The former is based on the older GPT-3.5 model, which doesn’t have the same high capabilities as the GPT-4 model found on the ChatGPT Plus plan. The paid plan costs $20 (approx. Rs 1,655) per month and also offers faster response speeds along with early access to beta features.

How to turn off chat history on ChatGPT?

If you don’t want ChatGPT to store the chat history, here’s how to turn it off:

  1. Open ChatGPT on your PC/ laptop
  2. Select your profile from the bottom left corner and click Settings
  3. Now select Data controls
  4. Go ahead and toggle off the Chat history & training option

The same settings can be found on the Android and iPhone’s ChatGPT mobile app under the profile section.

How can I enable plugins in ChatGPT?

To enable and use plugins in ChatGPT, users will first have to purchase the ChatGPT Plus plan. Once purchased, here’s how you can use it.

  1. Open ChatGPT
  2. Then, go to Settings from the bottom right corner
  1. Now select Beta features and enable the Plugins toggle
  2. Now go back and select GPT-4 from the top menu
  3. Click the drop-down arrow under the GPT-4 option
  4. Select the plugin store button
  5. From here you can browse through all the ChatGPT-compatible plugins.
  6. After picking a relevant plugin, click the Install button beside it
  7. Once the plugin is installed, you are free to access it from the drop-down menu within GPT-4.

Tons of plugins are being added to the plugin store every day for ChatGPT users.

How can I delete my ChatGPT account?

To delete a ChatGPT account, you’ll have to get rid of the Open AI account. Here’s how it can be done:

  1. Go to Open AI’s website and log in
  2. Select Help menu from the top bar
  3. A popup will appear. Click on Messages
  4. Select Send us a message
  5. From here, select the Account Deletion option
  6. Now follow the subsequent prompts and hit Delete my account

What are some alternatives to ChatGPT?

Several alternatives to ChatGPT are either based on Open AI’s model or utilize their language model to deliver results to users. Here are some ChatGPT alternatives worth checking out:

  • Microsoft Bing AI – Microsoft’s version of the AI chatbot is built on the GPT-4 model and is completely free to use, unlike ChatGPT. It has the upper hand in providing more precise and accurate results since it’s backed by the search engine, Bing.
  • Google Bard – Google Bard is based on the search giant’s own LaMDA language model. After getting access to it, users can use the functionality of Bard in Google’s services such as Gmail and Google Docs to draft mail and content.
  • Perplexity AI – This offers similar functionality to ChatGPT since both are based on the same language models.
  • Snapchat’s My AI – My AI is built on Open AI’s GPT technology, just like ChatGPT. Users can make use of this AI chatbot to not only get results like other chatbots but also generate Bitmojis, suggest Lens, and be summoned within any chat by typing @My AI.

Ghana Tech Base

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