OpenAI released GPT-4o: 6 Reasons Why You Should Be Excited About This New AI Model

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OpenAI has announced the release of GPT-4o, their latest and most advanced AI model. GPT-4o builds upon the capabilities of GPT-4, offering significant improvements in speed and intelligence. But what truly sets it apart is its ability to understand and interact with the world through various channels: text, voice, and even vision (with voice coming soon!).

What is GPT-4o?

GPT-4o (with the “o” standing for “omni”) is a major leap forward in AI. Unlike previous models, it can understand and generate content across different formats: text, audio, and images. Imagine having a conversation where you can show a picture and ask GPT-4o to analyse it, or describe a scene and have it generate a corresponding soundtrack!

How to Access GPT-4o: A Step-by-Step Guide

Important Note:

GPT-4o access is currently being rolled out gradually. You may not have it available in your account yet.

How to access GPT-4o:

  1. Sign in to ChatGPT: Head to the ChatGPT website (now at or download the app and log in to your account. You’ll need to create an account if you don’t have one.
  2. Check for Model Availability: Look for a dropdown menu near the top of the screen (website) or a navigation bar (mobile app) that displays available models. Here you might see options like GPT-4o, GPT-4, or GPT-3.5.
  • If you see GPT-4o listed and it’s selected, congratulations! You have access.
  • If GPT-4o isn’t listed, you still need access and will need to wait for the rollout.
  1. Start Chatting: If you have access, interact with GPT-4o just like you would with other models. However, keep in mind there might be rate limits, especially for free accounts. This means you can only send a certain number of messages per day with GPT-4o. If your limit is reached, you can continue the conversation with GPT-4 or GPT-3.5.
  2. Switching Models Mid-Chat: You can change the AI model you’re using even during a conversation. This allows you to manage your GPT-4o usage. For example:
    • Start a chat with GPT-3.5 (potentially free plan friendly).
    • After some interaction, select the “sparkle icon” at the end of a response.
    • This opens a model menu where you can choose GPT-4o for a more complex task (like a math query).
  3. Uploading Files (Free Plan): Free plan users with GPT-4o access can now upload and analyse files like images, videos, or even PDFs. Simply upload the file and ask GPT-4o questions about its content.

6 Reasons Why You Should Be Excited About This New AI Model

1. A simplified look and feel for ChatGPT

A simplified look and feel for ChatGPT

The interface welcomes you with a clear prompt: a large text box where you can type your question or request. Gone are the cluttered menus and technical jargon. Instead, GPT-4o (or the most advanced model available) is pre-selected for a smooth interaction. Responses are clear and concise and presented in an easy-to-read format. Actionable buttons might even appear, like saving a recipe GPT-4o suggests. Need to analyse an image? A simple upload button is readily available. The entire experience prioritises ease of use. It’s a minimalist aesthetic with intuitive prompts and clear responses, all aimed at making AI technology accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

2. Experience GPT-4 Level Intelligence

Buckle up for a significant leap in AI interaction! GPT-4o boasts capabilities on par with GPT-4, the previous powerhouse model. This translates to noticeably faster processing and a wider context window. Imagine GPT-4o considering a larger pool of information when responding to your prompts. As a result, the interactions feel more comprehensive and nuanced, offering richer and more informative answers to your questions and requests. It’s like having a conversation with an AI that truly understands the depth and complexity of your inquiries.

3. Obtain replies from both the model and the Web

When you ask a question, GPT-4o doesn’t just provide its insights; it taps into the vast resources of the web in real time. Imagine this: You ask GPT-4o about a historical landmark. Not only will it share its knowledge, but it will also weave in relevant information gleaned from the web, like links to articles, pictures, or even virtual tours. This empowers GPT-4o to deliver a truly comprehensive response, enriching your experience and opening doors to a deeper understanding of the world around you.

4. Analyse Data and Create Charts

GPT-4o brings a revolutionary twist to data exploration. Imagine feeding it a complex data set—sales figures, scientific measurements, or survey results. With a simple prompt, GPT-4o can analyse this data, uncovering hidden trends and patterns you might have missed. But it doesn’t stop there. GPT-4o can then translate its insights into clear and visually appealing charts. No more wrestling with chart creation software! This empowers you to see your data come alive, gaining a clear understanding of the information it holds and making informed decisions based on the insights revealed.

5. Chat About Photos You Take

Chat About Photos You Take

GPT-4o transcends traditional text-based interaction. Let’s say you’re on vacation and stumble upon a breathtaking monument or encounter a peculiar plant you can’t identify. Simply snap a picture! GPT-4o can analyse the image and engage in a conversation about its content. It could identify the monument, providing details about its history and significance. For the unknown plant, GPT-4o might access botanical databases and offer potential species names, allowing you to delve deeper into its characteristics and origins. This image-based communication opens doors to a richer understanding of the world around you, turning everyday photos into springboards for learning and discovery.

6. Upload Files for Assistance

Upload Files for Assistance

GPT-4o isn’t limited to understanding your words. It can also become your intelligent assistant for various file types. Stuck on a document draft? Upload it, and GPT-4o can analyse the content and offer suggestions for improvement, summarise key points, or even rewrite sections in a different style. Need help deciphering a complex email chain? Upload the thread, and GPT-4o can untangle the conversation, highlighting key points and summarising the overall exchange. This ability to process different file formats like documents, emails, and potentially even PDFs, empowers GPT-4o to assist you in a multitude of tasks, saving you time and effort while ensuring clear and concise communication.

Upgrade your plan

Looking to unleash the full potential of ChatGPT? Consider upgrading your plan! ChatGPT 4o’s free tier offers a solid foundation, providing assistance with writing, problem-solving, and access to the powerful GPT-3.5 model. However, for those seeking more advanced features, paid plans offer a significant boost.

Upgrade your plan
  • Free: Basic assistance & GPT-3.5 access.
  • Plus ($20/month): Early access to features, more models (including GPT-4o!), advanced tools (data analysis, file upload, vision, web browsing) & DALL-E image generation.
  • Team ($25/person/month): Plus benefits with higher limits, team collaboration features & enhanced data privacy.

If you’re unsure which plan is right for you, explore our resources to learn more about the specific capabilities and limitations of each tier. Upgrade your plan today and unlock the full potential of ChatGPT!

Difference between GPT-4o and ChatGPT 4

GPT-4o and ChatGPT-4 have different roles. GPT-4o is an advanced AI model from OpenAI. It’s faster and can understand a lot of information from different sources like text, and soon, voice and vision. It’s a powerful engine. On the other hand, ChatGPT 4 is probably an unofficial way to use GPT-4o. It’s like a car built with that engine. It lets people use GPT-4o’s abilities through text prompts but may not have all the same abilities.

To officially use GPT-4o, you might need a Plus/Team/Enterprise account on OpenAI. ChatGPT 4 might give you earlier access, but with fewer abilities depending on the developer’s choices. In short, GPT-4o has everything, while ChatGPT 4 lets you use some of its power, but with possible limits.

Also read: GPT-4 a comprehensive guide to the predictions and benefits you need

Try out GPT-4o through OpenAI today and see what this powerful new AI can do for you!


Q: What is GPT-4o?

GPT-4o is OpenAI’s latest AI model, capable of understanding and generating content across text, audio, and images.

Q: How can I access GPT-4o?

Access GPT-4o by signing into ChatGPT, checking for model availability, and selecting GPT-4o if available. You may need to wait for the gradual rollout.

Q: What are the key features of GPT-4o?

GPT-4o offers a simplified interface, advanced intelligence, real-time web information, data analysis, image interaction, and file assistance.

Q: How does GPT-4o differ from previous models?

GPT-4o can process multiple content formats and provides faster, more comprehensive responses compared to earlier models like GPT-4.

Q: Is there a cost associated with using GPT-4o?

GPT-4o is available through different plans. The free plan offers basic access, while Plus and Team plans provide advanced features at a cost.

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