ChatGPT app now available on Android smartphones in Malaysia

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ChatGPT creator OpenAI has finally released an Android app for users in Malaysia. This comes after the company announced that the Android app would be rolling out to other countries last Wednesday.


The Android version of the chatbot is available for free on the Google Play Store.

Those keen on installing the app should however be careful when looking for it on the Play Store, as various other apps sharing similar logos appear when ChatGPT is searched.

To be safe, ensure that the ChatGPT app displays OpenAI as its publisher.

Like the web version, the Android app will require users to log in before having access to the GPT3.5-powered (or GPT4 for Plus users) chatbot.

First time users can opt to proceed with their Google account, Apple ID, or by simply signing up normally with their email address.

It is worth noting that OpenAI requires users have an active phone number for verification before the account can be created.

Once logged in, users will be able to view and resume previous chats they had with ChatGPT on any of the other platforms under the “History” tab and start new conversations.


The app also adds the ability for users to converse with the chatbot using their voice using an included speech-to-text feature.

Long pressing on a message from ChatGPT will open up a menu, giving users access to existing features from the desktop version: the ability to regenerate a specific response, indicate whether a response is good or bad, select text, and copy text.

According to a notice in the app, the ability to subscribe for ChatGPT Plus will be “coming soon,” though no date for this has been specified.

ChatGPT Plus is an improved version of the chatbot, featuring access to GPT4 large language model, faster response speeds, beta features, and access to the chatbot even in periods of high demand.

Subscriptions to ChatGPT Plus are priced at US$20 (RM90.22).

The Android version of the chatbot was first launched in the United States, India, Bangladesh and Brazil on July 26, while the version for iOS devices was made available to Malaysians earlier in June.

– The Star

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