Do users of Custom GPTs have to be plus members in order to utilize the GPT

If I am creating a custom GPT and would like to add Vision, TTS, or DALLE, when I publish it and share the link with friends do they need to be Plus subscribers in order to utilize the GPT?


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To the best of my understanding, yes, you need access to custom GPTs in order to view custom GPTs from other people until there’s a wider release via GPT store.

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I created one on a paid account, and tested the shared link icognito. It says you have to be logged in + requires a ChatGPT Plus subscription

Yes, they do require you to have a Plus account to use it, whether or not you use the “Premium” features or not, which I think Sam Altman should have been more clear about this, you now run the risk of creating a GPT and promoting it to your audience, only to have OpenAI get new Plus subscribers and no clarity on when or how you will make money from it.

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what in case we add only gpt 3.5 only and create a custom GPT ?
can that be used for free ?

But if I use the API version (I think that’s my next step in learning this), then anyone can use it, not sub required?

As per feedback from some free ChatGPT users, they can’t access custom GPTs. Which is a bummer. :frowning:

Yes, I am still surprised that my article on this was published a week ago, and the news has not picked up the story.

davidborish. com/post/the-misleading-promise-of-gpts-what-sam-altman-didn-t-tell-us