Custom GPTs Now Available for Free ChatGPT Users


    Free ChatGPT users now have access to custom GPTs, along with features like chart analysis and photo queries, thanks to the enhancements introduced with GPT-4o in early May.

    Previously exclusive to paid users—such as ChatGPT Plus, Teams, and Enterprise—features like model and web responses, data analytics, chart creation, vision, file upload, memory, and custom GPTs are now open to all ChatGPT users.

    While free users can explore and utilize custom GPTs that were once only available to subscribers, they are not able to create their own. Examples of custom GPTs in use range from on-demand thesauruses to Ikea shopping guides. Additionally, creators of custom GPTs can participate in a revenue-sharing program that OpenAI began testing in March.

    Access to data analytics and chart creation allows users to connect OneDrive and Google Drive data to ChatGPT for expedited analysis and customizable charts.

    However, paid subscribers still enjoy benefits such as fewer message limits. When free users hit their message or conversation limit with GPT-4o, they will automatically revert to GPT-3.5.

    One feature that remains unavailable across all user tiers is the Sky voice. OpenAI removed this voice, known for its resemblance to Scarlett Johansson’s performance in “Her,” but other voice options are still accessible on ChatGPT.