OpenAI announced the latest version of ChatGPT, including the beta rollout of web browsing and a staggering 125 plugins for ChatGPT Plus users.
This release propels the artificial intelligence platform to new heights, transforming the tasks users can accomplish with ChatGPT.
From entertainment and shopping to job searches and weather forecasts, these experimental features are poised to revolutionize the user experience, bringing a wealth of possibilities to your chat interface.
As we step into this new era of AI-driven web interaction, let’s delve into what this means for ChatGPT users.
Opting Into Experimental ChatGPT Features
ChatGPT Plus users should have access to the beta phase of 125 plugins and web browsing in the latest release of ChatGPT.
Early access to experimental features can be found in ChatGPT Plus user settings in the beta features panel.
If beta features are enabled, you should see the updated look when accessing the ChatGPT May 12 version. Plugins, web browsing, and code interpreter are available under GPT-4.
Selective Web Browsing
In the beta phase, web browsing and plugins should know when and how to use those features to respond to a user’s prompt.
For example, when I asked ChatGPT for today’s top news on a specific topic, web browsing knows to go straight to the web.
In this test, web browsing only summarized information from one news article referenced in almost a dozen citation links.
A second web browsing test for today’s social media news resulted in a similar pattern: it listed 15 news stories, all from one news site.
125 Third-Party ChatGPT Plugins: The Complete List
With over 125 third-party plugins in the plugin store, users can utilize GPT-4 for entertainment, home improvements, investing, job searches, marketing, prompt generation, shopping, tutoring, weather, and more.
Here are the plugins available to ChatGPT Plus users who opted into new features.
- ABC Music Notation Plugin – An extension designed to convert ABC music notation into wav, midi, and postscript files.
- ABCmouse – Delivers entertaining and educative activities suitable for kids between the ages of 2 and 8.
- Abridged Due Diligence – Unearth the specifics! Browse the latest SEC filings and delve into more detailed analyses via provided links.
- Access Link – Traverse the web’s hyperlinks, obtaining the data you require.
- AI Tool Hunt – Discover the perfect AI applications tailored for diverse use cases drawn from an exhaustive international database.
- AITickerChat – Acquire insights into USA stocks by pulling data from SEC filings and Earnings Call Transcripts.
- Algorithma – Navigate your digital existence in this engaging life simulator game. Initiate with the command /start.
- Ambition – Explore an extensive selection of job opportunities in your vicinity.
- Ask MFM – Engage the hosts of My First Million with queries on business, technology, entrepreneurship, and more.
- AskYourPDF – Harness your PDFs’ potential; delve into your documents, unearth answers, and bring essential information to your command.
- BizToc – Explore BizToc for the latest in business and finance news.
- BlockAtlas – Navigate the US Census! Access data sets, raise queries, and create visualizations.
- Bohita – Design your own clothes using any image you can articulate! Enjoy doorstep delivery of your creation.
- Boolio – Simplify your global stock value analysis through powerful quantitative factor methodologies.
- Bramework – Discover keywords, generate content outlines, conduct SEO evaluations, and harvest SEO insights.
- BuyWisely – Compare prices and discover the latest deals from a vast range of online stores in Australia.
- C3 Glide – Acquire real-time flight data for aviation professionals. Seek answers to questions related to METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs for flight preparation.
- Career Copilot – Your constant companion for helping software developers land a more rewarding job. A product by Commit.dev.
- Change – Explore and contribute to effectual nonprofits nearby or elsewhere.
- ChatSpot – Access valuable marketing and sales data, including domain specifics, company intel, and search keyword analysis.
- ChatWithVideo – Pose questions, scrutinize, and parse YouTube videos simply by submitting a YouTube video URL.
- Chess – Channel your latent chess talent with our interactive platform! Challenge yourself against beginners or grandmasters alike!
- Clinical Trial Radar – Uncover up-to-date data on worldwide clinical trials, organizations, diseases, and biomarkers from public and private research.
- Cloudflare Radar – Obtain an instantaneous understanding of Internet traffic trends and potential threats through Cloudflare’s lens.
- CoinCap – Source cryptocurrency data from CoinCap.
- Comic Finder – An add-on capable of sourcing relevant comics based on a description. Currently compatible with XKCD and SMBC comics.
- Competitor PPC Ads – Unearth your business rivals’ most successful PPC ads by submitting their website URLs.
- Coupert – Explore the best online coupon deals from countless e-commerce platforms.
- Crafty Clues – Deduce words from clever AI-generated hints. Introduce restrictions for an added layer of the challenge!
- CreatiCode Scratch – Render Scratch programs as visuals and code 2D/3D programs via CreatiCode Scratch extensions.
- Creatuity Stores – We unite stores for simultaneous product searches across multiple platforms.
- Creature Generator – Generates a unique creature and its visual representation for role-playing game usage.
- CreditYelp – Utilize an array of crucial financial calculators for comprehensive repayment planning and debt clearance.
- Currency Converter – Perform currency conversions based on live exchange rates.
- DAIZY – Gain deep insights into ETFs, stocks, and cryptocurrencies. Access institutional-grade data encompassing performance, risk, sustainability, and research.
- Decision Journal – Enhance your decision-making skills by maintaining a record of your choices and evaluating their outcomes.
- DEV Community – Incorporate a plugin that suggests relevant articles or users from the DEV Community platform.
- edX – Discover courses and educational content from renowned universities to expand your knowledge at any desired level.
- Expedia – Transform your travel plans into reality by accessing comprehensive options for transportation, accommodations, sightseeing, and activities.
- FiscalNote – Utilize FiscalNote to access exclusive, real-time datasets pertaining to legal, political, and regulatory information.
- FundsDB – Explore funding opportunities in the United Kingdom and India on FundsDB. Input your query in any language or request assistance using the “/help” command.
- GameBase – Engage in conversations and obtain up-to-date game information from the extensive 2023 gaming database. Supports multiple gaming platforms.
- GetYourGuide – Discover various tours, excursions, and travel activities for your desired destinations.
- Giftwrap – Inquire about gift suggestions for any occasion and recipient. Enjoy the convenience of having the gift wrapped and delivered without requiring an address.
- Giga Tutor – Giga, your AI-powered personalized tutor, tailors its responses to provide answers and guidance based on your specific questions.
- Glowing – Organize and send daily SMS messages for reminders, inspiration, assistance, and more.
- Golden – Obtain accurate and current factual company data from the Golden knowledge graph.
- Hauling Buddies – Discover reliable animal transporters through endorsements, evaluations, and search features for regulatory compliance.
- Hubbub – Local guidance on health risks and safety related to COVID-19, Flu, RSV, and other concerns in the US.
- I Am Rich – Proudly proclaim, ‘I possess wealth.’
- Instacart – Curious about cooking? Inquire about recipes, meal plans, and more — and have ingredients delivered from over 40,000 stores!
- KalendarAI – Sales agents from KalendarAI generate revenue by engaging potential customers from a pool of over 200 million companies worldwide.
- KAYAK – Search for flights, accommodations, and rental cars, or receive suggestions on travel destinations within your budget.
- Keyplays Live Soccer – Stay updated with the latest live soccer standings, results, commentary, TV stations, and key plays (with and without scores).
- Klarna Shopping – Explore and compare prices from thousands of online shops. Currently available only in the US.
- Klook – Whether it’s a local getaway or an exotic adventure, discover the finest experiences, tours, hotels, and transportation options anywhere.
- Kraftful – Your coach for product development. Seek advice on best practices and benefit from the product expertise of top gurus.
- Lexi Shopper – Receive product recommendations from your nearby Amazon store.
- Likewise – Your companion for media and entertainment. Get recommendations for TV shows, movies, books, and podcasts.
- Link Reader – Extracts the content from various types of links, such as webpages, PDFs, PPTs, images, Word documents, and other file formats.
- Local by GoodCall – Explore and support nearby restaurants, shops, and services with the help of Local by GoodCall.
- Magnetis – Magnetis is a digital wealth management platform. Stay informed with updated data on portfolio returns and allocations. Feel free to ask me anything about Magnetis.
- Manorlead – Receive a comprehensive list of rental or sale listings in cities across Canada and the US based on your search preferences.
- Metaphor – Gain access to the internet’s finest content. Recommended by people, enhanced by neural search technology.
- MixerBox News – Stay updated with the latest news delivered directly to you! Stay informed with bulletins spanning multiple categories from reputable sources.
- MixerBox OnePlayer – Enjoy unlimited music, podcasts, and videos across various genres. Delight in endless listening with our extensive playlists!
- ndricks Sports – Obtain information about professional sports teams (NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB) using the ndricks Software Sports API.
- One Word Domains – Check the availability of a domain and compare prices across different domain registrars.
- Open Lecture – Discover and access specific moments in open course lectures for targeted learning purposes.
- Open Trivia – Receive trivia questions from various categories and difficulty levels.
- OpenTable – Search for and book dining experiences at available restaurants.
- Options Pro – Options Pro is your personal assistant for options trading, helping you navigate market conditions.
- OwlJourney – Enhance your journey with lodging and activity recommendations, ensuring an enjoyable and user-friendly experience.
- Penrose Analyst – Explore global news and research papers. Receive summaries of Arxiv.org links. Feel free to ask for the latest news!
- Photorealistic – Generate prompts for Midjourney that result in stunning photorealistic outputs.
- Planfit – Receive your personalized workout plan with instructional videos – an AI-powered Workout Coach, Planfit.
- PlaylistAI – Easily create Spotify playlists for any given prompt.
- Podcast search – Discover podcasts from PodcastIndex.org, a decentralized platform for audio content discovery.
- Polarr – Access Polarr’s extensive collection of user-generated filters to enhance your photos and videos.
- Polygon – Access market data, news, and fundamentals for stocks, options, forex, and crypto from Polygon.io.
- PortfolioPilot – Your AI investing guide: assess your portfolio, receive recommendations, and get answers to all your finance-related questions.
- PortfoliosLab – Analyze stocks, ETFs, funds, and cryptocurrencies with historical performance data, volatility, risk metrics, Sharpe ratio, drawdowns, and more.
- Public – Stay informed with real-time and historical market data, including asset prices, news, research, and comprehensive financial analysis.
- QuakePH – Stay updated with the latest earthquakes in the Philippines.
- QuickRecall – Create flashcards and review them using spaced repetition for efficient learning.
- Redfin – Looking for answers about the housing market? Discover the insights you need to succeed in today’s competitive market.
- Rentable Apartments – Explore apartment options tailored to your preferences and budget in any city you choose.
- RoboAd – Your AI-powered assistant for advertisements!
- Savvy Trader AI – Access real-time data on stocks, cryptocurrencies, and other investment opportunities.
- ScholarAI – Harness the potential of scientific research with peer-reviewed papers from PubMed, Arxiv, Springer, and other sources.
- Scraper – Extract content from webpages by providing a URL.
- SEO CORE AI – Utilize AI to analyze and enhance the SEO performance of websites. Receive guidance on websites, keywords, and competitors.
- SEO.app – Your personal assistant for optimizing content marketing through SEO strategies.
- Shimmer: Nutrition Coach – Monitor your meals and gain valuable insights for a healthier lifestyle from over 1 million restaurants and grocery stores.
- Shop – Search for a vast array of products from renowned brands worldwide.
- Show Me – Create and edit diagrams directly within the chat interface.
- Speak – Learn how to express anything in another language with Speak, your AI-powered language tutor.
- Speechki – The easiest way to convert texts into ready-to-use audio files – download links, audio player pages, or embed them!
- Statis Fund Finance – A financial data tool for analyzing equities. Obtain price quotes, analyze moving averages, RSI, and more.
- Tasty Recipes – Explore culinary ideas, meal plans, and cooking tips shared by millions of users on Tasty!
- There’s An AI For That – Discover the perfect AI tools for any task from the world’s most extensive collection of AI tools.
- Tic Tac Toe – Engage in a game of Tic Tac Toe with different board sizes. Share your move and receive the AI’s corresponding move.
- Tomorrow.io Weather – Anticipate, plan, and adapt to weather forecasts with context-based chat insights.
- Trip.com – Uncover the ultimate travel companion to simplify your flight and hotel bookings, ensuring a hassle-free journey!
- Turo – Find the ideal Turo vehicle for your upcoming trip.
- Tutory – Access affordable on-demand tutoring and education at your fingertips.
- UK Latest News – Stay updated with the latest news stories from top UK news outlets, including BBC News, Sky News, The Independent, and others.
- Video Insights – Engage with online video platforms like YouTube or Daily Motion.
- Visla – Create a brief video using publicly available stock footage based on your chosen topic.
- Vivian Health – Take the initial step towards discovering your next healthcare job opportunity.
- VoxScript – Search YouTube transcripts, financial data sources, Google Search results, and more!
- Wahi – Hey Ontario, stay informed about the latest listings, property insights, and more.
- Weather Report – Access up-to-date weather information for cities and airports utilizing METAR aviation feeds.
- WebPilot – Browse and QA webpages, PDFs, and data. Generate articles from one or more URLs.
- Website Performance – Track crucial statistics about your website, such as performance, accessibility, best practices, SEO, and PWA.
- Wishbucket – A single product search engine that covers all Korean platforms and brands.
- Wolfram – Wolfram|Alpha and Wolfram Language provide access to computation, math, curated knowledge, and real-time data.
- Word Sneak – The AI has to insert three secret words into your conversation surreptitiously. If you can guess the words, you win the game!
- World News – You can ask me to summarize news headlines from various sources worldwide. I will provide you with a brief overview of the most important news stories, so you can stay informed about what is happening worldwide.
- Xpapers – Easily discover authentic academic papers on arXiv. Explore abstracts and references, and get public PDF URLs.
- Yabble – Generate insights instantly, no matter the audience or question. Yabble it.
- Yay! Forms – Yay! Forms lets you create AI-powered forms, surveys, quizzes, and questionnaires.
- Zapier – Connect with over 5,000+ applications, including Google Sheets, Gmail, HubSpot, Salesforce, and many more.
- Zillow – Zillow, your real estate assistant, is here! Search for listings, view property details, and find your dream home.
- Zumper Rental Search – Search for a rental home in the US and Canada.
Enabling ChatGPT Plugins For Use
Even with the large selection of plugins, you can only enable three for a chat.
Testing ChatGPT Plugins
Since I have been searching for a way to use AI to analyze PDFs, I was excited to try out a PDF plugin. Unfortunately, it still needs some work.
The Zillow plugin discovered the homes most likely to meet my requirements, even though it couldn’t find anything that had an exact match.
It does demonstrate that ChatGPT plugins have the potential to change the way we do a lot of things online.
Key Stages For New Feature Releases
In addition to the release notes, OpenAI recently explained the key stages of new feature releases for ChatGPT.
The first stage allows a small group of users to test new features (alpha), followed by a second stage of ChatGPT Plus users who have opted in for new features (beta), ending with general availability.
Alpha and Beta stages allow OpenAI to gather user feedback to improve the user experience, increase stability, and meet quality standards before a general release.
As an alpha or beta stage user, you can shape the effectiveness and accuracy of new features by providing feedback with the options provided.
Creating ChatGPT Plugins
Developers that want to create ChatGPT plugins can join the plugins waitlist.
Once approved, OpenAI documentation will guide you through building a plugin like those from Instacart, Expedia, KAYAK, and other brands.
Big Tech Companies Battle For AI Dominance
The new release of ChatGPT by OpenAI comes after Google expanded Bard globally and Microsoft announced the next generation of Bing AI features.
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