OpenAI gets supercharged: Accessing the new GPT-4o capabilities

Users can now run code snippets, analyse photos and text files, and create bespoke GPT chatbots
An undated image of GPT 4. — Unsplash
An undated image of GPT 4. — Unsplash

OpenAI's ChatGPT has just received a significant boost led by the new GPT-4o model, also known as Omni.

This is a real multimodal AI, capable of easily interpreting text, images, video, and voice. It is also speedier and will ultimately be able to respond to you.

In addition, its key value is that it introduces substantial reasoning, processing, and natural language capabilities to the free version of ChatGPT for the first time. As part of the Spring Update release, the business stated that it wants to make the greatest AI generally available.

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The deployment will occur gradually, in stages, rather than all at once. Check out which features are already available and which are coming soon. Once the new model has been added to your account, you may access it with ease.

Gaining access to GPT-4o in ChatGPT

ChatGPT's address has moved from to, indicating a strong commitment to AI as a product rather than an experiment. If you have access to 4o on your account, it will be accessible through the mobile app and online.

Moreover, there is a Mac app that is being sent out to certain customers. Be aware of links, though, as they are exploited by fraudsters to install malware on computers.

For the time being, the best approach is to wait for an email or message from OpenAI that includes a link. Even if the users have a valid link to the app, you won't be able to use it until access is granted to your OpenAI account. The users will see an error message reading "You don't have access."

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For the time being, when the users sign in to ChatGPT, they will only have access to the chat version of GPT-4o, not the more advanced audio or video features, which will be "gradually rolling out" over the next several weeks, beginning with Plus and Team account holders.

GPT-4o features

In addition, free account holders will notice the most significant difference, since GPT-4o is not only superior to the 3.5 model formerly offered in ChatGPT but also an improvement above GPT-4 itself. Users will now be able to run code snippets, analyse photos and text files, and create bespoke GPT chatbots.

  • Sign in to ChatGPT
  • Whether users use the premium or free version of ChatGPT, the first step is to sign in. Visit the website or download the app to access your account. If users don't have one, just sign up.
  • Check your model choices
  • A drop-down menu will appear at the top of your screen. This will include a list of models. The page may already state that GPT-4o has been selected. However, GPT-4 or GPT-3.5 may exist.
  • If GPT-4o does not display, that means you do not yet have access to the model. Moreover, if you have access to ChatGPT 4, it will appear in the middle of the navigation bar at the top of the screen.
  • Start chatting
  • If you have access, simply begin conversing with GPT-4o in the same way that you did with GPT-4. There are rate restrictions, although they are substantially lower on the free plan. This implies you'll only be allowed to send a certain amount of messages each day. If this runs out, you can resume the conversation using GPT-4 or GPT-3.5.
  • Change the model in a chat
  • You may even modify the AI model you're employing during a chat. For example, if you want to limit the number of messages you send using GPT-4o, start the chat using GPT-3.5 and then click the glitter icon after the response.
  • This displays a model menu, and if you pick GPT-4o, which may be required for a more sophisticated math inquiry, the next response will be provided using GPT-4o.
  • Upload files
  • If you have GPT-4o and are using the free plan, you may now send files to analyse. These might be photographs, videos, or PDFs. You may then ask it any questions regarding the topic.