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Published July 25, 2023

What is GPT by OpenAI and how to use it?

Find out what ChatGPT is, how to use it, whether it’s free or not, how to access it, and empower your business with the latest AI solutions.

If you’ve been on LinkedIn or other social media for even a minute in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of ChatGPT. OpenAI released it on November 30, 2022, and it crossed 1 million users in less than a week. That’s some impressive growth. For reference, it took Instagram 2.5 months to gain the same number of users.

The consensus is clear: ChatGPT is amazing at what it does and is the best conversational AI (artificial intelligence) we have to date. Elon Musk even called it “scary good.” Keep reading to find out what ChatGPT is, what it’s used for, whether it’s free or not, how you can access it, and more.

What is OpenAI?

OpenAI is the company behind ChatGPT. Based out of San Francisco, California (United States), this research laboratory has been working on various AI projects since 2015. It’s also the company behind DALL-E, the AI model that can generate images from natural language descriptions. Similarly to ChatGPT, DALL-E took the internet by storm when it was released.

OpenAI was founded by Sam Altman, former president of the Y Combinator, and Elon Musk, the tech billionaire who’s been highly public about both his interest and fear of AI. According to their website, their mission is to “ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is a large language model made by OpenAI and built on top of their GPT-3 family of large language models. In simple words, Guid Partition Table (GPT)  is an AI that is trained with large amounts of data and human supervision. As a result, it can understand natural language and respond to it. For example, you can ask it a question, such as “What are some criteria by which I should pick a chatbot for my website?” and it will answer it.

We went and asked ChatGPT that question. This is the answer it gave me within about 15 seconds:


What is ChatGPT used for?

ChatGPT is highly versatile, and you can use it for many things. Here are just some of the applications:

  1. Answer questions;

  2. Summarize text;

  3. Generate text (blogs, stories, scripts, etc.);

  4. Write/debug code;

  5. Translate in other languages;

  6. Language modeling, and more.

ChatGPT automates or greatly simplifies many tasks typically done by humans. Your imagination is the only limit.

Let’s say you work in accounting — ChatGPT can write Excel formulas for you, analyze data, organize data, generate reports, and more.

Let’s say you work in marketing — ChatGPT can develop creative marketing ideas for you, write advertisements, write content, come up with video scripts, and more.

You get the idea.

Is ChatGPT free to use?

OpenAI launched ChatGPT as a free research preview to learn more about the system’s strengths and weaknesses. After that, millions of people used it for professional use cases, brainstorming ideas, programming help, and more.

The company then gathered user feedback to improve the limitations and launched a pilot subscription plan — ChatGPT Plus, and kept the free tier of ChatGPT available.

Introduced on February 1, 2023, ChatGPT Plus costs $20/month and offers a number of benefits to subscribers:

  • general access to ChatGPT, even during peak times,

  • faster response times,

  • priority access to new features and improvements.

ChatGPT Plus is available to customers around the world.

How to access ChatGPT?

To get access to ChatGPT, go to and sign up. First, you’ll need to use your email and create a password, after which you’ll need to verify your email. You’ll also need to provide a phone number and verify it, after which you’ll get access to the tool.


How can you leverage GPT in your business?

Now that you’ve learned what GPT is and what it can do, you’re probably wondering how to use it for your business.

Well, we’re proud to say that with Chatfuel technology, you integrate the GPT model right into your chatbots.

That means you can create an OpenAI account and then leverage the power of AI directly in your Instagram DMs. For example, GPT lets you generate answers or stories from customer prompts, run contests, and more.

As a result, you get a potent tool for outstanding:

  • lead generation,

  • customer support,

  • sales of your products,

  • personalized content,

  • engagement and re-engagement in comments and direct messages.

But that’s not all. Equip it with your own data, and it will instantly respond to your customers — precisely and correctly.

Don’t wait — try out the latest Chatfuel solution for your business today.

Unlock the full potential of OpenAI for your business

With a little imagination, you can develop your own use cases where GPT can help you engage customers, provide them with interactive and fun communication, and boost your revenue.

Set the trend — empower your business with GPT by OpenAI right in your messengers.