OpenAI has revealed that the highly anticipated ChatGPT app for Android will be released to users sometime next week.
The Google Play listing for the app is already live, allowing users to pre-register and be among the first to access it upon availability.
While it remains uncertain if the app will initially be limited to the US, similar to the iPhone version, I was able to pre-order it from Asia.
OpenAI expanded the reach of the iOS app to more regions shortly after its release, indicating that the Android app will likely follow suit and become accessible in other countries soon.
Although ChatGPT can already be accessed on Android through a browser, the interface is not optimally designed for mobile devices.
The dedicated app will provide a mobile-optimized interface and platform-specific features. iOS users, for example, received support for Siri and Shortcuts in June.
They can create ChatGPT prompts in Shortcuts, save them as links to share with friends, and even instruct Siri to launch the app or create those Shortcuts.
OpenAI has recently been testing a new opt-in feature for ChatGPT Plus subscribers, offering the AI chatbot continuous memory.
Enabling this feature allows the chatbot to remember the user’s identity throughout conversations, streamlining queries.
This functionality is designed to be platform-wide, indicating that Android users who opt-in and subscribe to ChatGPT Plus will likely benefit from continuous memory when the Android app is released.