ChatGPT has changed the way we interact with computers, and now the ChatGPT plugin store unlocks entirely new possibilities.
OpenAI’s new plugin shop reminds me of an early Apple App Store era.
There are 200+ ChatGPT plugins available today that can provide access to up-to-date information, run computations, and use third-party services.
And the ChatGPT plugin marketplace is available at no additional cost to ChatGPT Plus subscribers.
In this post, I will provide a rundown of the ChatGPT plugin store and show you how to get started using it.
Let’s dive in!
What Are ChatGPT Plugins?
ChatGPT plugins are extensions or add-ons that can be used to enhance the functionality of ChatGPT.
They can help ChatGPT access external sources of knowledge, perform tasks, or interact with other applications.
Plugins are created by third-party developers and then listed in the ChatGPT plugin store, where you can browse and install them to your account.
How ChatGPT Plugins Work
ChatGPT plugins work by augmenting your prompts with additional information and instructions.
In order to access a plugin, you must first enable it.
You can select up to three plugins at once by clicking the respective checkmarks.
There are two ways to activate a plugin.
First, you can explicitly direct ChatGPT to use the plugin.
For example, if you have a plugin for Wolfram Alpha, you can ask ChatGPT to use Wolfram to compute something and it will use the plugin to query Wolfram Alpha and show you the answer.
Alternatively, you can reference a capability that you know the plugin offers.
For example, if you have a plugin for web browsing, like KeyMate, you can ask ChatGPT to search the web for something and it will use the plugin to fetch the relevant results and display them in accordance with your prompt.
ChatGPT plugins can access the internet.
As a result, they are a great way to bypass browsing issues like the ChatGPT click failed error.
What Is The ChatGPT Plugin Store?
The ChatGPT plugin store is a marketplace where you can browse and install plugins to enhance the functionality of ChatGPT
ChatGPT’s plugin store concept is similar to Apple’s App Store or the Chrome Web Store.
The platform allows developers to create plugins that can be used by ChatGPT’s entire user base.
The first set of plugins was created and developed by companies like Expedia, FiscalNote, Instacart, and Kayak.
According to the OpenAI, the team plans to add search and review functionality to the plugin store.
How to Get Started
To enable the Plugin Store and install plugins, you must have a ChatGPT Plus subscription.
Once subscribed, you will need to visit the ChatGPT settings page and enable plugins.
Examples of ChatGPT Plugins
ChatGPT plugins cover a wide range of use cases and datasets.
Here are some examples of plugins that are currently available or in development:
- Wolfram Alpha: Access computation, math, curated knowledge & real-time data through Wolfram Alpha and Wolfram Language.
- OpenTable: Provides restaurant recommendations and book reservations.
- Instacart: Creates grocery orders based on various recipes and diets
- KAYAK: Search for flights, hotels, and rental cars and build a travel itinerary
- Show Me: Visualizes your ChatGPT outputs in different styles of charts
See the best ChatGPT plugins.
How To Access ChatGPT Plugins
ChatGPT plugins are currently available only for ChatGPT Plus members and certain developers.
OpenAI has finished rolling out the plugin feature to all Plus members.
So if you want access to this feature, you must sign up for ChatGPT’s paid tier which is currently $20 a month.
ChatGPT plugins are a new way to enhance your conversations with AI.
They allow you to tap into data that is outside of ChatGPT’s knowledge cutoff, perform quantitative analysis, and interact with popular apps like Instacart and Kayak.
The ChatGPT plugin store provides access to over 100 plugins and many developers have expressed interest in connecting their products to the plugin store.
What is a ChatGPT plugin?
A ChatGPT plugin is an addon that allows ChatGPT to connect to third-party apps and real-time data.
There are currently over 100 plugins available in the ChatGPT plugin store.
How many people have ChatGPT plugins?
ChatGPT plugins are available to all ChatGPT Plus users.
OpenAI has not disclosed the number of paying customers it has.
Is ChatGPT open source?
No, ChatGPT is not open source. But developers can create plugins that allow ChatGPT to interact with real-time data and third-party applications like Instacart and Kayak.
OpenAI has hinted it will release an open source model at some point.
But there is no timeline or details about these plans.