The generative AI market is becoming increasingly competitive, and there are now several major chatbots available. OpenAI wants to keep ChatGPT as one of the leading examples of mainstream large language models (LLMs). That is why the company is constantly improving the chatbot, including a batch of new minor updates to enhance the overall experience.
OpenAI took to Twitter – sorry “X” – to confirm the list of changes. As these fall into a “small improvements” category, the changes are not going to completely transform your experience using ChatGPT. However, the updates should provide a more stable and usable ChatGPT.
Leading the roster of additions is new prompt examples at the start of a conversation. OpenAI is also adding suggested replies, and the ability to upload multiple files. Perhaps the biggest change is that ChatGPT is now running on GPT-4 by default.
Generative Pre-trained Transformer 4 is a multimodal large language model created by OpenAI, and the latest in the GPT line of AI models. Until now, ChatGPT has been running on GPT-3.5. This has meant it has been lagging behind Bing Chat, where Microsoft has leveraged its partnership with OpenAI to deliver GPT-4 AI search capabilities.
In fact, Microsoft has gone big on GPT-4 across its ecosystem, including Microsoft 365 Copilot, Azure OpenAI Service, GitHub Copilot, Bing Image Creator, and Dynamics 365 Copilot. OpenAI bringing ChatGPT up to date in terms of its underpinning model will allow the chatbot to be more accurate and provide more current information.
Full Changelog for ChatGPT New Updates
- “Prompt examples: A blank page can be intimidating. At the beginning of a new chat, you'll now see examples to help you get started.
- Suggested replies: Go deeper with a click. ChatGPT now suggests relevant ways to continue your conversation.
- GPT-4 by default, finally: When starting a new chat as a Plus user, ChatGPT will remember your previously selected model — no more defaulting back to GPT-3.5.
- Upload multiple files: You can now ask ChatGPT to analyze data and generate insights across multiple files. This is available with the Code Interpreter beta for all Plus users.
- Stay logged in: You'll no longer be logged out every 2 weeks! When you do need to log in, you'll be greeted with a much more welcoming page.
- Keyboard shortcuts: Work faster with shortcuts, like ⌘ (Ctrl) + Shift + C to copy code block. Try ⌘ (Ctrl) + / to see the complete list.”
OpenAI also details these changes on its official ChatGPT release notes page. The company says these changes will be rolled out gradually over the next week.