X premium subscribers can now access xAI's Grok chatbot

Grok is now available to Premium users of X, in which they pay a monthly subscription free of $8
An undated image of Grok logo. — Grok

An undated image of Grok logo. — Grok

X, formerly know as Twitter, has begun offering xAI's Grok chatbot to its Premium subscribers following Elon Musk's announcement to ensure the AI tool's expansion to more premium users of his social media platform. 

The development was announced on the support page of X, stating that only Premium and Premium+ users can access Grok chatbot in select countries. 

Elon Musk's Grok available to X Premium subscribers

When the chatbot was initially announced last year, Elon Musk made it available to Premium+ users only. In this tier, users pay a subscription fee of $16 per month or a $168 per year. Meanwhile, with the latest announcement coming to light, Grok is now available to Premium users of X, in which they pay a monthly subscription free of $8. 

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Users can interact with the bot in “Regular mode” or a “Fun mode,” and like other Large Language Model (LLM) tools, Grok displays labels, stating that the chatbot might provide inaccurate answers. 

Some validating snippets have already unraveled themselves earlier this week, when X added a new explore view inside Grok, wherein the bot summarises all the trending topic. reminiscent of the Perplexity AI, backed by Jeff Bezos and NVIDIA, which also provides news stories in a summarised form. 

Standing out among the rivals, not only does Grok summarises trending news stories with their headlines, going an extra mile, it also fabricates news headlines. An example of this is that it wrote the following headline for a story: “Iran Strikes Tel Aviv with Heavy Missiles,” which lacked veracity. 

The Tesla boss appears to outperform Grok's competing AI models such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google’s Gemini, or Anthropic’s Claude. As during the past few months, he's been criticising OpenAI’s operations, and later even filed a petition against the company in March for derailing from its non-profit objectives. In response to it, OpenAI filed papers and sought to brush away Musk’s claims.