ChatGPT-4 missing upload button (solved, confusing UI)

I just changed from GPT-3.5 to GPT-4. Then I enabled the code interpreter plugin. When I go to the prompt, I can not see the upload button to upload files into the prompt.
Any ideas?

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It should be right here,

For sure, but its not there. That is the reason of my question. :grinning:

Do you have a screenshot you can share showing the model and what you have in the textarea?

OK, I got the point. If I enable both Plugins and Code Interpreter options, the upload button is removed. I must have only Code Interpreter enabled to get access to the upload button.

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Ah, sorry, I wasn’t trying to be snarky. Apologies if it came across that way.

I just was asking to see something like one of these,

So we could verify you had the Code Interpreter model selected, and if you did but were still missing the upload button that would be a reportable bug.

Last thing I want to clarify though because it seems you might have a very small misconception.

You can’t select both Code Interpreterand Plugins, it’s one or the other.

I’m guessing you tried to select both (which would be awesome if it were possible) and didn’t notice Code Interpreter became unselected when you clicked on Plugins.

Anyway, it seems like you’re all good now.

Good luck and enjoy!


Welcome back! We’ve missed you!

hello, i am also missing the upload button. any idea? tk u.

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Upload button is only available when using Code Interpreter model, looks like you are on plain GPT-4. You need to enable it in Settings > Beta Features first.


I found that both the Code Interpreter and Plugins options are unavailable in GPT-4 when Chat history & training is turned off (under Data Control in Settings). When I turn it on, these options are available again.

I have been using the code interpreter successfully in a given chat. At some point I hit the limit for daily use. At which point the chat switched to gtp 3, and I lost the file upload function.

I have also lost in that chat the context. For example, the chat would respond to me a certain way when I said Hi. It no longer does that.

Should I expect the chat to switch back to 4 and for the file upload function to come back at some point or is it gone forever?

The file upload button will be back when you start a new Code Interpreter session. As of now there is no way to switch the chat back to a GPT-4 model.

I’m having a somewhat different problem. The upload button is visible but I can’t get it to work. When I click on it nothing happens. When I hover cursor over it, an icon saying “Upload File” appears, but then goes away if I click. Thanks for any advice

  • Operating system?
  • Browser application and version?
  • Extensions installed?
  • Any network abnormalities (e.g. pi.hole, proxy, VPN)?

Mac OS12.6.7
Firefox 115.0.2
No extensions installed
No network abnormalities

Try to use Chrome to see if it works. If yes, then you have problems using Firefox.

I tried fixed above, I see no upload button. I assume user error - can you help? Ventura 13.5 - tried both safari and chrome: I have enabled code interpreter and NOT plugins .

You need to choose the Code Interpreter model from the model selector in the top-center of the screen.


Where do i find the code interpreter model? Is that the GPT3.5 and GPT4 at the top? I still can’t see the upload option.

Code interpreter has been renamed to “Advanced Data Analysis”. You’ll have to enable that model as a plus subscriber, then you’ll be able to use its ability to run code to answer questions.

There might still be people who don’t have access, or access may change on you, as it’s a beta product.

I’m having the same problem of the file upload button not showing and believe that I have done everything listed in this thread

Running Chrome 116.0.5845.110 on Mac Ventura 13.5.1. No extensions or network anomalies

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