OpenAI Launches GPT-4o with Enhanced Features and New ChatGPT Desktop App

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Highlights

  • GPT-4o introduces faster response times and advanced image understanding.
  • New ChatGPT desktop app launched for macOS, with Windows version coming soon.
  • GPT-4o features, previously for premium users, now free for everyone.
  • Web version of ChatGPT updated with a new user-friendly interface and real-time web browsing capabilities.

OpenAI unveiled its new flagship AI model, GPT-4o, at the Spring Update event from the company, which many in the field of tech have been highly anticipating.


GPT-4o boasts significantly faster response times, particularly in the use of Voice Mode, and brings improved knowledge and understanding of any images shared by a user.

A new ChatGPT desktop application has just been introduced
A new ChatGPT desktop application has just been introduced

This model presents advanced abilities in better natural language processing, quality contextual comprehension, and nuanced responses.

GPT-4o also better integrates with different applications, bringing more fluid AI support for various tasks across different platforms.

GPT-4o boasts significantly faster response times, particularly in the use of Voice Mode
GPT-4o boasts significantly faster response times, particularly in the use of Voice Mode

Additionally, it expands access to features that were previously available only to premium users, now making them free for all.

GPT-4o features, previously for premium users, now free for everyone
GPT-4o features, previously for premium users, now free for everyone

These are the enhancements to bring an unrivaled AI experience across platforms, setting GPT-4o apart as a major stride in OpenAI’s offerings.

ChatGPT’s desktop app in use in a coding task
ChatGPT’s desktop app in use in a coding task

Speaking about GPT-4o and updates, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, stated: Our mission is to provide highly capable AI tools to people for free (or at an excellent price). I’m very proud that we’ve made the world’s best model available for free in ChatGPT, without any ads or similar distractions.

While we are a business and will monetize various aspects, this will enable us to offer exceptional AI services for free to (hopefully) billions of people. Finally, a huge thanks to the team that dedicated so much effort to making this possible!

“We’re very, very excited to bring GPT-4o to all of our free users out there,” Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati said at the highly anticipated launch event in San Francisco.

“We want you to be able to use it wherever you are,” Murati said. “It’s easy, it’s simple, it integrates very, very easily in your workflow.”

“We also care a lot about the next frontier,” Murati said. “So soon we’ll be updating you on our progress towards the next big thing.”

“We know that as these models get more and more complex, we want the experience of interaction to become more natural,” Murati said. “This is the first time that we are really making a huge step forward when it comes to the ease of use.”

“The new voice (and video) mode is the best computer interface I’ve ever used. It feels like AI from the movies,” said OpenAI CEO Sam Altman in a blog post.

“Talking to a computer has never felt really natural for me; now it does,” he added.

“We are a business and will find plenty of things to charge for,” Altman said on his blog.

“GPT-4o provides GPT-4 level intelligence but is much faster,” Murati said on stage. “We think GPT-4o is really shifting that paradigm into the future of collaboration, where this interaction becomes much more natural and far easier.”

ChatGPT Desktop App

OpenAI Launches GPT-4o with Enhanced Features and New ChatGPT Desktop App
OpenAI Launches GPT-4o with Enhanced Features and New ChatGPT Desktop App

Apart from all this, there are some new updates as well.

A new ChatGPT desktop application has just been introduced, which for now is available to macOS users.

GPT4o page
GPT4o page

The app is available to ChatGPT Plus subscribers from today, and it plans to roll out more widely to free users in the coming weeks.

Web version of ChatGPT updated with a new user-friendly interface and real-time web browsing capabilities
Web version of ChatGPT updated with a new user-friendly interface and real-time web browsing capabilities

A Windows variant will also be available later this year.

One of the exciting features of the desktop app is computer vision: the AI can analyze and help with whatever is on the screen of your computer.

This feature can be toggled on and off at will to offer more flexibility to users for the way they use the AI.

Interface Refresh for ChatGPT Web Client

GPT-4o introduces faster response times and advanced image understanding
GPT-4o introduces faster response times and advanced image understanding

The web version of ChatGPT has also received a minor interface refresh, offering a more streamlined and user-friendly experience.

ChatGPT sports a revamped, user-friendly interface for a more engaging experience
ChatGPT sports a revamped, user-friendly interface for a more engaging experience

For one thing, the new interface boasts a minimalist look with smaller icons and suggestion cards visible as you open the website.

More, the side panel is now hidden, leaving a much larger space for conversations.

More interestingly, ChatGPT is now capable of accessing the web browser to return real-time search results—something more powerful and agile.

Free Access to GPT-4 Features

New ChatGPT desktop app launched for macOS, with Windows version coming soon
New ChatGPT desktop app launched for macOS, with Windows version coming soon

In addition, OpenAI announced that it has opened all GPT-4 features that were previously available exclusively to premium users for free.

GPT-4o enhances natural language processing and image understanding, offering faster response times especially in Voice Mode
GPT-4o enhances natural language processing and image understanding, offering faster response times especially in Voice Mode

This is to openly provide AI capabilities, widening access to OpenAI’s technology and enabling a larger number of users to benefit from it.

Web version of ChatGPT updated with a new user-friendly interface and real-time web browsing capabilities
OpenAI unveiled its new flagship AI model, GPT-4o, at the Spring Update event from the company

These updates, combined with the expected Apple-OpenAI partnership announcement at the upcoming WWDC event, place GPT-4o and ChatGPT in even better positions to further integrate and make an impact, specifically with its anticipated integration into iOS 18.

Additional Updates

  • Desktop App: The new macOS app streamlines user workflow, enabling instant access to ChatGPT and seamless screenshot discussions.
  • Voice Conversations: Users can engage in voice chats directly from the desktop app, with plans for audio and video enhancements in the future.

  • macOS App Rollout: The macOS app debuts for Plus users, with a Windows version slated for release later.
  • Improved Interface: ChatGPT sports a revamped, user-friendly interface for a more engaging experience.

FAQs

What are the key improvements in OpenAI’s new GPT-4o model?

GPT-4o enhances natural language processing and image understanding, offering faster response times especially in Voice Mode, and integrates more seamlessly with various applications, providing a comprehensive AI experience.

How can macOS users access the new ChatGPT desktop app?

The ChatGPT desktop application is initially available to ChatGPT Plus subscribers starting today, with plans to extend access to all users in the coming weeks.

A Windows version of the app is also slated for release later this year.

What new capabilities does the ChatGPT desktop app feature?

One of the standout features of the ChatGPT desktop app is computer vision, which allows the AI to analyze and interact with content displayed on a user’s computer screen, enhancing productivity and user interaction.

What changes have been made to the ChatGPT web client interface?

The ChatGPT web client has been updated with a more streamlined design, featuring smaller icons and hidden side panels to maximize space for conversations.

It now also includes the capability to perform real-time web searches, enhancing its utility.

Does Gpt-40 bring more intelligence and advanced tools for free ?

The mission includes making advanced AI tools available to as many people as possible. Every week, more than a hundred million people use ChatGPT.

They are starting to roll out more intelligence and advanced tools to ChatGPT Free users over the coming weeks.

When using GPT-4o, ChatGPT Free users will now have access to features such as:

Experience GPT-4 level intelligence
Get responses(opens in a new window) from both the model and the web
Analyze data(opens in a new window) and create charts
Chat about photos you take
Upload files(opens in a new window) for assistance summarizing, writing or analyzing
Discover and use GPTs and the GPT Store
Build a more helpful experience with Memory

Will Gpt -40 Streamline your workflow in the new desktop app?

For both free and paid users, we’re also launching a new ChatGPT desktop app for macOS that is designed to integrate seamlessly into anything you’re doing on your computer. With a simple keyboard shortcut (Option + Space), you can instantly ask ChatGPT a question.

You can also take and discuss screenshots directly in the app.

You can now have voice conversations with ChatGPT directly from your computer, starting with Voice Mode that has been available in ChatGPT at launch, with GPT-4o’s new audio and video capabilities coming in the future.

Whether you want to brainstorm a new idea for your company, prepare for an interview or have a topic you’d like to discuss, tap the headphone icon in the bottom right corner of the desktop app to start a voice conversation.

They are rolling out the macOS app to Plus users starting today, and we will make it more broadly available in the coming weeks. They also plan to launch a Windows version later this year.

What is the new simplified look and feel for ChatGPT ?

They are introducing a new look and feel for ChatGPT that’s designed to be friendlier and more conversational. You’ll notice a new home screen, message layout and more.

GPT 4o VS GPT 4: Which one is better?

OpenAI has prioritised performance optimisation, resulting in a twofold increase in speed and a significant reduction in deployment costs, making it 50% more economical for users.

With the introduction of a dedicated desktop application, you can now smoothly incorporate GPT-4o into your workflows.

Now you can streamline tasks with document and screenshot uploads.

Moreover, the new AI’s memory functionality ensures continuity in conversations, while the ability to browse information directly improves interactions.

GPT-4o will bring a faster version of human-to-machine interaction.

A better and more natural way of interaction than early versions of ChatGPT.

Does the New Mac app make ChatGPT more accessible for users?

Apple and OpenAI were recently rumored to be striking a partnership ahead of WWDC. This partnership would bring ChatGPT to iOS 18 as a built-in, system-integrated chatbot option.

Ahead of that partnership, OpenAI has announced its own first-party ChatGPT app coming to the Mac. The app is designed to make ChatGPT more easily accessible and perpetually available for users. A very brief preview of the app was shown during the presentation, but more details were shared in a press release.

For both free and paid users, we’re also launching a new ChatGPT desktop app for macOS that is designed to integrate seamlessly into anything you’re doing on your computer. With a simple keyboard shortcut (Option + Space), you can instantly ask ChatGPT a question.

You can also take and discuss screenshots directly in the app.

You can now have voice conversations with ChatGPT directly from your computer, starting with Voice Mode that has been available in ChatGPT at launch, with GPT-4o’s new audio and video capabilities coming in the future.

Whether you want to brainstorm a new idea for your company, prepare for an interview or have a topic you’d like to discuss, tap the headphone icon in the bottom right corner of the desktop app to start a voice conversation.

ChatGPT for Mac is rolling out today to Plus users, and will come to all free GPT users in the weeks ahead. A Windows app is also planned for later this year.

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