• OpenAI aims to enable these custom GPTs to generate income once they become essential for specific purposes.
  • Users can reach the familiar ChatGPT interface, utilizing the “@” symbol to access a popup displaying a list of custom GPTs.

OpenAI is introducing a feature where paying users can select from various specialized GPTs (generative pre-trained transformers), each offering distinct personalities and performance levels to enrich conversations.

By utilizing the “@” symbol on the standard ChatGPT interface, users can see a pop-up containing a list of customized GPTs. A GPT may be available to assist with coding, health advice, or image generation.

What’s particularly interesting is that the chosen GPT seamlessly integrates into the conversation. “This allows you to add relevant GPTs with the full context of the conversation,” OpenAI highlighted in a tweet announcing the feature.

In November last year, the company initiated a program enabling individuals to craft these GPTs, which reportedly could be created without requiring coding expertise. Developers could construct, test, refine, and subsequently release the GPTs onto the platform for all users. These GPTs could be configured for private, restricted, or public usage.

As a result, OpenAI aims to establish a pathway for these tailored GPTs to generate revenue once they become essential for specific requirements. Currently, they are not widely adopted, comprising only approximately 2.7% of ChatGPT’s global web traffic since their introduction in November.

As reported, a minor setback occurred when the platform was inundated with chatbots designed to respond to sexual inquiries, which violated OpenAI’s terms. Additionally, some developers concentrated on politics, creating GPTs that imitated the speaking style of specific politicians, also contravening OpenAI’s terms.

The company removed the apps, but since anyone can release their own GPT, it’s possible that as the feature gains more traction, the company will remove them as soon as they appear. While OpenAI had hoped that the primary focus would be on productivity and education or just fun, the public had other ideas.