ChatGPT is an absolute delight to use, be it strictly for conversational purposes or specific tasks like coding and translation. If you haven’t tried out the chatbot, you are missing out on an incredible experience. While ChatGPT is free to use, it does require you to make an OpenAI account using your email address and phone number. If that is something you are not comfortable with, here are the top 5 ways to use ChatGPT without registering with OpenAI.
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Use Microsoft Bing AI
A major investor in OpenAI, Microsoft has been quick to incorporate ChatGPT in its existing services. Using Bing AI comes with a few advantages. Firstly, you don’t need to register your email or phone number with OpenAI in order to use the ChatGPT-based chatbot. If you’re an existing Bing user, simply click on the ‘Chat’ section on the Bing homepage and you’re set. If you are just starting out with Bing, you will need to log in using your Microsoft account. Windows users may already have one.
Another advantage of using Bing AI is that, unlike ChatGPT, it can give answers with the knowledge of recent events. ChatGPT users will know that the chatbot lacks real-world knowledge after September 2021. This is not the case with Bing AI. The only downside to using Microsoft’s chatbot is that it is only functional on the Edge browser.
Use the Bing app
A major complaint among ChatGPT users is that there still isn’t a functional Android app for it. While OpenAI may have rolled out a ChatGPT app for iOS, Android users will have to wait a little longer. For those that don’t want to wait, the Bing app is an excellent alternative. Based on ChatGPT-4, the Bing app doesn’t require you to register your email with OpenAI in order to use its chatbot. You also get the full ChatGPT experience on your smartphone.
Use Microsoft SwiftKey
Another Microsoft product that makes great use of ChatGPT-based Bing AI is the SwiftKey keyboard. Using Bing AI, SwiftKey offers to change the tone of your text and compose an email or blog post. You can also talk to the Bing AI chatbot from the keyboard itself. Once you’ve signed into SwiftKey using your Microsoft account, tap the Bing icon at the top right corner of the keyboard and select ‘Chat’. Here is an article explaining how you can use Bing AI on the Microsoft SwiftKey keyboard for Android.
Another great way to access ChatGPT without registering with OpenAI is by using Skype. With Microsoft’s Bing AI integrated into the messaging and calling app, you can easily access it with just one tap. You will find the Bing chatbot at the top of your conversation list. Once you are done with a conversation, simply enter ‘newtopic’ to begin a new one.
Merlin is a very handy ChatGPT-based Chrome extension that can get a lot of stuff done with just a few clicks. Apart from replying to your prompts, Merlin can make web browsing more productive and fun. You can talk to the chatbot on any webpage and ask it to summarise the information on the page for you. This also works for YouTube videos. Merlin also helps you with concise searches and creating better emails. All this without needing an OpenAI account!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get an OpenAI account?
To create an OpenAI account, log on to its website and select ‘Sign up’. Register with your email account and set up a password for your OpenAI account.
Can I use OpenAI for free?
You can use OpenAI’s services for free. It also has some paid products, like ChatGPT Plus which costs $20 per month.
Who can access OpenAI?
Anyone with an OpenAI account can access it for free.
This is how you can use ChatGPT without an OpenAI account. If you want access to ChatGPT Plus, you will need to register with OpenAI and pay a monthly subscription of $20 per month. If you don’t want to make an OpenAI account, you can try ChatGPT alternatives like Google Bard, YouChat, and Snapchat My AI.
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