GPTs paid only now? It seems to me that it is now a paid feature after 17 days

Until a few days ago, GPTs appeared in the sidebar but not anymore. I just saw it yesterday. The image from today shows it doesn’t appear AT ALL!
And when I try to pin it, it doesn’t work. Are they making it a paid thing now to use any GPTs?

Update: When I try to type it, it gives me an error since yesterday. And new chats require ChatGPT Plus, and NO ONE told me about it.

I am not aware of any change to the Free plan at all.

This is hopefully just a temporary issue that will be resolved soon.

I agree. Sometimes a few changes are not expected or noticed by the developers and some changes require a subscription. Like what? If they put it for free what’s the point of paywalling it?