OpenAI Expands ChatGPT’s Capabilities with Internet Browsing


OpenAI has announced that its cutting-edge language model, ChatGPT, has been equipped with the ability to browse the internet, providing users with real-time and authoritative information.

This update represents a major leap forward for the AI-powered tool, as it is no longer restricted to data before September 2021.

“Since the initial introduction of internet browsing capabilities in May, OpenAI has actively sought feedback from users, resulting in several key improvements to enhance the browsing experience. Notable updates include ChatGPT’s ability to follow robots.txt guidelines and the implementation of user agent identification, allowing websites to have more control over how ChatGPT interacts with their content,” OpenAI stated.

The integration of internet browsing is particularly beneficial for tasks that demand the latest and most current information. Whether it’s assisting with technical research, helping users make informed decisions like choosing a bike or aiding in vacation planning, ChatGPT’s newfound ability to access up-to-date data adds immense value to its already impressive repertoire.

OpenAI has made this feature available to Plus and Enterprise users as of today, with plans to expand access to all users soon.

To enable internet browsing, users can simply select “Browse with Bing” from the selector menu under GPT-4.

“This latest advancement underscores OpenAI’s commitment to continually improve and expand the capabilities of its AI models, making them even more versatile and valuable tools for users across various domains. With the power of the internet at its virtual fingertips, ChatGPT is poised to offer an even more comprehensive and informative experience for users seeking answers and information in real-time.”

OpenAI recently incorporated voice and image functionalities into ChatGPT, enhancing the user experience. With these new features, users have the capability to engage in spoken conversations with ChatGPT and seamlessly exchange images to enrich their conversations. These enhancements significantly boost ChatGPT’s versatility and user-friendliness, making it an even more practical and accessible tool for everyday use.