Message counter for Chat GPT4 usage cap

I don’t/ cannot always count the number of prompts/ queries that I send to GPT 4 within the 3-hour period. So I sometimes reach my cap without noticing and then have to wait. However, while we do have it, it would be extremely helpful to have an inconspicuous counter for GPT 4 that tells us how many messages/ query responses we have left within the 3-hour time.

If you have 25 messages and submit your first prompt, the time is marked and a counter is set. It would then tell you both the messages you have left and the cap reset time. In terms of how it’s displayed, I was thinking of a few examples:

On the bottom right corner of each message, it could show just the number and the time to reset. Eg.

24, X:XX AM/PM

It could also be something displayed right above/below the “Send a message” field in the sentence format.

“You have XX messages left until X:XX AM/PM.”

Personally, I think this would be extremely helpful and would encourage users to word their prompts more carefully to reach the answers/outcomes they are looking for.


Completely agree with this. Having a counter would help in doing better prompts, reduce useless workloads on OpenAI infrastructure, and let people better manage their subscriptions.


I would agree, if I know, I am going to burn out, i might not ask stupid questions :slight_smile:

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A few browser extensions and plugins built for Chromium-based browsers offered message-counting features for GPT-4. Unfortunately, these plugins have become non-functional after the recent ChatGPT UI update.

Update: I have discovered a new extension named Chatterclock, which is compatible with the updated ChatGPT UI. You can find it in the Chrome Web Store.

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Chatterclock is good, and it can also run in Edge. Thank you very much!

You’re welcome! :slight_smile:

Note: As of 2020, Microsoft Edge transitioned to a Chromium-based framework, ensuring compatibility with all extensions available on the Chrome Web Store. That’s why Chatterclock is available for Microsoft Edge too!

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Nice feature but I think the counter is best hidden by default to keep the UI clean and avoid making users feel too constrained.

The current conversation limit is set at 40 times per 3 hours, but according to OpenAI’s official help site, it says they “dynamically adjust the exact usage limit”.

So it’s not exactly 40 times per 3 hours, and it might be better to take it as a rough guideline, as you might reach the limit faster or be able to have more conversations depending on the server load…:thinking:

I made a Safari Extension that does this. It’s open source. Would appreciate feedback if anyone’s interested in trying it out.

github: THEBONESMITH/message-counter

I was able to accomplish this by using the following prompt:

I would like to change the format of all your future responses. Can you remember to start each response with the number of messages that are remaining until the cap is reached. it should be in the format of : (###) response text
Memory updated
(24) Got it! From now on, I’ll start each response with the remaining number of messages. How would you like to proceed