OpenAI, the company behind the popular AI language model GPT-3, has introduced a new feature that allows users to share their conversations with ChatGPT. The new sharing option generates a link to a chat that can be shared with anyone, regardless of whether they have a ChatGPT account or not. For those without an account, the conversation appears as a static webpage displaying the entire chat between the user and the AI. Those with a ChatGPT account can continue the conversation with their own follow-up questions and requests.
The sharing option is available for both free ChatGPT users and those with paid Plus accounts, but currently only on the ChatGPT website and not in the newly-released iOS app. However, OpenAI has promised that it will be available on the app soon.
To share a conversation, users can click on its entry in the sidebar and then click the Share icon. A Share Link to Chat window displays the name and contents of the chat, and users can preview it before sharing it. Users can also choose to share their name or remain anonymous by clicking the ellipsis icon in the preview window. Once the link is generated, it can be sent to someone via email, text, or any other method.
The entire chat is displayed for the recipient when the link is launched. If the recipient has a ChatGPT account, they can continue the conversation by clicking the button for “Continue this conversation,” which opens it in a regular chat window.
Sharing ChatGPT conversations has become increasingly popular, and until now, people were forced to share their conversations through the old-fashioned screenshot method. The new link sharing option offers a quicker and more user-friendly alternative.
Only people with the link can view the shared conversations. However, if users want to prevent further access for a specific chat, they can click the Share icon, select the ellipsis icon, and then click Delete link. It is important to note that deleting the link does not remove the conversation from a recipient’s chat history.
The chat shared through a link remains static for both the user and other people. If the user continues the conversation, any new requests and responses will appear only for them. Similarly, anyone who resumes the chat via a shared link will only see the ongoing conversation on their end.
Users can manage all their shared links by clicking their profile name at the bottom of the left sidebar and selecting Settings. At the Settings window, they can select Data controls and then click the Manage button for Shared Links. From the list, they can view the source for each chat or delete each shared link.
Overall, the new sharing option from OpenAI is a welcome addition to ChatGPT’s features. It offers a convenient and efficient way for users to share their conversations with others, and it is likely to be popular among ChatGPT users. As AI chatbots like ChatGPT continue to gain popularity, it is encouraging to see OpenAI developing new features to enhance the user experience.