In a highly anticipated move, OpenAI has officially launched the GPT Store, providing users with a platform to share their custom chatbots created through the GPT Builder program. This development brings additional versatility to ChatGPT and extends OpenAI’s ecosystem beyond its internally developed applications.
Since the announcement of the GPT Builder program in November, over 3 million custom chatbots, referred to as GPTs, have been created by users. These bots cover a diverse range of functions, showcasing the creativity and utility of the GPT Builder community.
Initially planned for a November release, the GPT Store faced delays, pushing the launch to December and finally to January. The platform enables users to publicly share their versions of ChatGPT, with the caveat that currently, only subscribers to OpenAI’s paid tiers can create and utilize these custom GPTs.
OpenAI has also announced its intention to kick off a revenue-sharing program with GPT creators in the first quarter of the year. This initiative aims to compensate creators based on user engagement with their chatbots. While specific details of the compensation structure remain undisclosed, this move recognizes the value of user-generated content within the OpenAI ecosystem.
To maintain quality and adhere to usage policies, OpenAI has implemented a new review system for custom GPTs within the store. This system ensures that the shared chatbots meet OpenAI’s brand guidelines and align with responsible usage standards. Additionally, users now have updated mechanisms to report GPTs they find harmful or unsafe.
In conjunction with the GPT Store launch, OpenAI introduced a new subscription tier called ChatGPT Team. Designed for smaller teams of approximately 150 people, this paid version offers exclusive features, including access to GPT-4, DALL-E 3, and OpenAI’s Advanced Data Analysis feature. Importantly, subscribers to ChatGPT Team have control over their data, with assurances from OpenAI that the data and conversations will not be used to train any of its models.
Here’s a breakdown of the pricing for ChatGPT Team:
|Price per Month per User
The launch of the GPT Store, the introduction of a revenue-sharing program, and the unveiling of the ChatGPT Team subscription tier mark significant strides for OpenAI. Users now have a platform to showcase their custom chatbots, with the potential to earn through the new compensation program. The ChatGPT Team subscription tier provides enhanced features for smaller teams, emphasizing control over data. OpenAI continues to evolve, opening up new possibilities for users within the South African landscape and beyond.