ChatGPT is available online through chat.openai.com and can be accessed through web browsers on mobile devices. If you want to access it in the form of a phone App there are several free options that will allow you to do so and even access the most recent version GPT-4 without paying for ChatGPT Plus
How to Access ChatGPT on Mobile
By far the easiest way to use ChatGPT on your mobile phone is by accessing it through Chrome on Android or Safari on an Apple iPhone. You can pull up chat.openai.com and use it with the same interface that you are used to when accessing it from a desktop computer.
You can also access the most popular ChatGPT alternatives this way. Google Bard, Bing Chat, Quora Poe are all available to be accessed through a mobile web browser on your phone or tablet. They do have some limitations and considerations though compared to ChatGPT.
Using Chat GPT as a Mobile App
While OpenAI does not publish a mobile app version of ChatGPT there are several apps that you can install on your phone to access its incredible capabilities.
Microsoft Bing Mobile App
Microsoft Bing search is a far distant to Google in search market share. However, after Microsoft invested $10 billion into OpenAi, the creators of ChatGPT they have been aggressively and quickly integrating ChatGPT into all of their products.
This is great news for people wanting to use ChatGPT on mobile. You can install the Bing Search App for mobile on your phone, which is powered by OpenAI’s latest version GPT-4. It’s free to use and you can even use voice to input prompts to Bing Chat and receive GPT-4 natural language answers.
Bing Chat has some limitations compared to the regular ChatGPT interface. Answers tend to be shorter and more direct. The benefit is that answers cite their sources and you can choose whether you would like answers to be more precise or more creative. Bing Chat is also connected to the internet and can provide information about current events.
Users of Microsoft Edge Browser on mobile devices will also see similar integration with their web browsing experience. For those hesitant to move away from Safar or Chrome browsers, Microsoft Edge has come a long way and uses a very similar back-end rendering engine that Chrome and Safari use. The free integration of GPT-4 makes it worth trying as it’s the only mobile app currently available published by a trusted source.
Microsoft’s AI powered Bing Chatbot has been integrated into their Microsoft Edge browser on the desktop and will even let people create AI images based on text prompts using OpenAI’s DallE-2 image generation model which is due for a big update in the coming months.
ChatGPT Alternative Mobile Chat Apps
It has been reported that Quora would release a mobile app for their ChatGPT alternative Quora Poe. At the time of writing we could not find a find a mobile app available on the Google Play Store. Even though the initial concept of the software was to allow people to interact with a chatbot in a way that you would sending text messages.
Even more unfortunately, we found many apps that have few reviews and very low ratings.
We recommend being very careful when attempting to download and use third party applications for ChatGPT and other AI chatbots. There are very serious security concerns about sending private data to an AI model in general. It is even more of a concern when the app developer is an unknown third party and not the AI model publisher themselves.
Our Recommendations for Mobile ChatGPT
For now, there is no official app to use ChatGPT on mobile. The best alternative is to use the Bing Mobile app which is powered by ChatGPT-4 and backed by Microsoft. For full featured ChatGPT interactions, you should use ChatGPT on Chrome or Safari on your mobile device.
With the push to integrate ChatGPT and alternatives like Google Bard into so many popular products it is only a matter of time until Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant are both AI powered by AI language models. While it’s inconvenient at the moment, we don’t expect people will have to wait long until being able to use these services as integrated experiences in their mobile devices.