The AI chatbot known as ChatGPT is growing better, at least for users willing to spend the $20 a month required to access the Plus edition of the software. Two important new improvements have been made, and while free users won’t be able to utilize them for the time being, they promise to considerably boost ChatGPT’s new feature capabilities. The following outlines how to make use of the online access and plugins offered by ChatGPT Plus.
Let’s start off with some definitions. ChatGPT may look things up on the internet and contribute the information it discovers to its replies rather than depending solely on the training data it was given. Second, new capabilities on ChatGPT now support hundreds of plugins. This is comparable to when browser extensions were first made available or when the iPhone first received third-party applications; it suggests that ChatGPT can connect with a wide variety of websites and services (like Kayak and OpenTable, for example).
ChatGPT gives you the ability to do more than ever before because of its internet accessibility and its support for plugins. It is possible that it will be enough to persuade you to pay the monthly membership cost, but before we get to that, allow us to show you how these upgrades work. To begin, you will need to enable these beta capabilities within ChatGPT by choosing the email address associated with your account (located in the bottom left), then selecting Settings, and finally selecting Beta Features.
It is essential to keep in mind that everything is happening at an incredible rate of speed. The integration of Bing into ChatGPT is coming shortly, and it will be available to free as well as Plus customers. However, it appears that this will be accomplished through the use of a plugin. At the time of this writing, the following is how web access and plugins function on ChatGPT Plus: This is something that is still in the process of being developed.
How do I conduct a search on the Internet using ChatGPT?
Launch ChatGPT Plus on your web browser, and once it’s up and running, make sure the GPT-4 option is selected from the menu at the very top. When you make the switch to GPT-4, you’ll see that there are three additional options available to you: browsing, default, and plugins. Enabling the latter will give ChatGPT the ability to move around freely on the internet.
However, it is important to realise that you may not always want to use the web-enabled version of GPT-4. If you’re just looking for some creative prompts or need to digest some material, this can be a waste of time because the chatbot has to refer back to the internet, which can take a little bit of time. You should put the browsing option aside for times when you require up-to-date information.
After you have selected the mode, proceed with writing your question as you normally would, and when you are finished, either hit the submit button on the right or press the Enter key. After that, ChatGPT will search the internet for answers on your behalf; you will see a label that reads “Browsing the web” in the response box as the chatbot performs this action.
This label will change to reflect whatever ChatGPT is doing, such as clicking on a link or following a link—more advanced inquiries may take longer to complete when internet references are required. If you want to see everything that ChatGPT has done, you can see the history by clicking the arrow next to the green label.
The end response from ChatGPT should consist of the provision of a “Finished browsing” badge. Expand this label to see which websites the chatbot visited on its journey, and you’ll see that true information is supported with citations, like on Wikipedia. Click on any of these citations to see the source. Simply enter the URL of the website you want ChatGPT to check into the popup if you want it to do so.