Big Update To OpenAI's ChatGPT iOS App Gives It iPad And Shortcuts Support, And More

OpenAI ChatGPT iOS

The AI industry was quite dull and boring, before new inventions are made.

It was rather discrete before OpenAI introduced ChatGPT, which disrupted pretty much everything it touches. As a result of the hype, it sent rivals into frenzy, forcing them to come up with a solution to compete.

ChatGPT was introduced as an AI with a web interface. Later, OpenAI expanded it to have its own API.

With more than 100 million users in just two months after its introduction, there is no better way to get even more users, other than having its own mobile app.

And that is exactly what OpenAI did, when it introduced ChatGPT as a mobile app, initially to users on iOS.

This time, it goes a step further.

And that is by giving the app a huge update.

For starters, OpenAI has given ChatGPT a Shortcuts integration. What this means, users can create a ChatGPT prompt in Shortcuts and save it as a link between the AI tool and different apps.

In this case, users can simply as ChatGPT to answer a problem or look up a fact and then message the response to someone's message, or save a text as a note. And by integrating ChatGPT with Shortcuts, users can also ask Apple's own digital assistant, Siri, to bring up ChatGPT or create these Shortcuts. .

ChatGPT for iOS already utilizes OpenAI's Whisper speech recognition for voice input, and with the update, it's making use of Siri to further expand its accessibility.

After that, there is a drag-and-drop feature that further integrates ChatGPT across iOS devices.

This feature allows users to pull messages out of its interface and into other apps.

And lastly, ChatGPT is also getting friendlier on tablets.

For users on iPads, which are having a larger screen aesthetics than users of iPhones, OpenAI's ChatGPT has been updated to be able to utilize all the screen's real estate. Previously, OpenAI had only formatted it for iPhone-sized displays.

The update means that ChatGPT can now run full-screen on Apple’s tablets.

ChatGPT app on Apple's App Store
ChatGPT app on Apple's App Store.

The ChatGPT mobile app has proven to be well-received by users.

With more than 4 star rating across hundreds of thousands of ratings and reviews, ChatGPT on Apple's App Store has achieved a figure that’s hard to achieve for any app.

Apple that is aware of ChatGPT's massive popularity, has updated its App Store rules with a seeming eye on ChatGPT clones, noting that submitting apps that impersonate others is a violation of the Developer Code of Conduct and may result in removal from the Apple Developer Program.

This happened after App Store had been overrun with ChatGPT pretenders ahead of the arrival of the official version.

It's worth noting, that while ChatGPT continues to advance its presence on mobile devices, at this time at least, it's only doing it Apple devices.

Android owners still have to wait for an official app for ChatGPT.