After its iOS launch two months ago, ChatGPT is now available for “pre-order” on Android, catering to users who wish to have the popular chatbot on their mobile devices.
The iPhone version saw immense success, with half a million downloads within the first week, but the Android version is expected to achieve similar, if not greater, popularity in the coming weeks. While users can access ChatGPT and other OpenAI tools through the web interface on any mobile device, the dedicated app provides a superior and highly appealing experience.
The Android app’s functionality closely resembles that of the iOS version, offering most, if not all, of the web-based features. Users will also enjoy the convenience of syncing their conversations and preferences across devices, enabling seamless usage between iPhone and Android platforms.
Certainly, due to the inherent differences between mobile operating systems, the Android version of ChatGPT may not be entirely identical to its iOS counterpart. Features like Siri and Shortcuts, added to the iOS app in June, won’t directly transfer, but Android users can expect to receive similar functionalities.
OpenAI revealed on Twitter that the Android app will begin rolling out to users, possibly starting in the U.S. No specific plans were mentioned for other countries, but it is likely that the app will be made available in additional regions over the course of a few weeks or months. During its initial release, ChatGPT expanded to a dozen more countries within a week.
To stay informed about the app’s launch, users can pre-register on the Play Store to receive notifications.