You can now use ChatGPT without signing in

OpenAI has announced that everyone can now use ChatGPT 3.5 without needing an account or login details

Amanda Greenwood
March 24, 2024

Ever since ChatGPT first launched in 2022, users have had to sign up for an OpenAI account to use it. OpenAI has just announced that anyone will be able to use the free ChatGPT 3.5 without needing an account.

What does this mean for ChatGPT users?

Although you’ll be able to access ChatGPT 3.5 for free, without needing a login, you’ll still need to set up an account to access OpenAI’s paid-for models like image generator DALL-E 3, advanced chatbot, ChatGPT 4, and the newly announced AI voice cloning service ‘Voice Engine’ and text-to-video platform, Sora, when they become publicly available.

Without an account, you won’t be able to save, share, or review previous chats, use custom instructions, or use additional features like voice conversations, but you will still be able to opt out of allowing OpenAI to use your data for training purposes.

Plus, to combat potential misuse and increased weaponization of the open, free chatbot, OpenAI plans to introduce “additional content safeguards” which include blocking prompts in a wider range of categories. And they also recognize that “additional iteration may be needed” and, therefore, “welcome feedback.”

Why has OpenAI made ChatGPT 3.5 so open?

According to OpenAI “more than 100 million people across 185 countries use ChatGPT weekly to learn something new, find creative inspiration, and get answers to their questions” and they’re aiming to make this number even higher by removing account-restricted access to its free GPT model, making it accessible to those who have perhaps previously been a little skeptical about the chatbot, but want to try it out.