San Francisco, CA – In a surprising turn of events, OpenAI, the leading artificial intelligence research lab, announced a temporary halt on new subscriptions for its popular ChatGPT Plus service.
The decision comes as the company grapples with the soaring demand for this advanced AI chatbot, which has garnered widespread attention for its conversational capabilities, especially following the latest updates to the platform announced on DevDay
These features include:
- GPT-4 Turbo (128K Tokens)
- Custom GPTs
- GPT-4V and Whisper APIs
- Lowered API pricing
- Text-to-Speech model (TTS), etc.
The surge in usage post-dev day exceeded the company’s current capacity, leading to the temporary pausing of new sign-ups for its premium service, ChatGPT Plus.
The CEO of OpenAI, Sam Altman, wrote that the company wants to ensure a high-quality user experience for all its subscribers.
we are pausing new ChatGPT Plus sign-ups for a bit 🙁— Sam Altman (@sama) November 15, 2023
the surge in usage post devday has exceeded our capacity and we want to make sure everyone has a great experience.
you can still sign-up to be notified within the app when subs reopen.
The halt in new sign-ups comes only a few days after the platform purportedly suffered a DDOS attack, which led to service outages affecting users across the globe.
Interested users can sign up to be notified within the app when subscriptions reopen.
To address the capacity challenges, OpenAI is working on improvements to its models and upgrades to its AI tools.
The premium service of ChatGPT Plus costs $20 per month.
Despite the temporary pause in new sign-ups, ChatGPT continues to support its existing subscribers with high-quality service and benefits. OpenAI is committed to expanding its capacity and reopening subscriptions as soon as possible to provide a better user experience for all.