OpenAI’s ChatGPT iOS App Now Available in 45 Countries
Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nauru, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Slovenia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates (🧵2/2)
— OpenAI (@OpenAI) May 25, 2023
OpenAI launched the official ChatGPT mobile app a week ago solely in the U.S., but has already widened access to 45 countries in total. The generative AI chatbot app arrived in 11 additional countries after just a few days, then 33 more on Thursday.
The list of countries with ChatGPT cover a broad slice of the globe as seen in the list above. All of North America and much of South America, western Europe, the Middle East, parts of Africa and Asia, including India, as well as New Zealand are on the list. Notable absences include Australia, China, and Russia, but OpenAI likely has more places it plans to release the app in the works. ChatGPT’s mobile app is only available for iOS right now, but an Android version is coming soon, according to OpenAI.
Those who were worried there wasn’t a demand for the app undoubtedly are reassured by the app’s success in the U.S. that this aggressive push toward worldwide mobile availability is warranted. The app rapidly hit the top spot in the Productivity category in the Apple App Store, where it remains today. And app intelligence firm data.ai reported that there were more than half a million downloads of the ChatGPT mobile app in just six days, beating the still rapid download rate of Microsoft Edge and Bing in the days after the Bing AI chatbot came out. ChatGPT has accumulated downloads faster than any iOS app since the February 2022 release of Truth Social. The free version of the app uses the GPT-3.5 ‘Turbo’ large language model. How many of those downloads have since included a $20-a-month ChatGPT+ subscription, which uses GPT-4, is unknown.