Suggesting a new feature in ChatGPT to enhance the productivity of the users

Subject: Feature Suggestion – “Highlighting” Feature for ChatGPT

Dear OpenAI,

I hope this message finds you well. I am a second year college student in India and an avid user of ChatGPT, and I would like to propose an enhancement to further improve the functionality and user experience of the platform.

1. Feature Description:

I suggest the implementation of a “Highlighting” feature in ChatGPT. This feature would empower users to select and highlight specific portions of generated text or responses within the chat interface.

2. Purpose:

The primary purpose of this feature is to facilitate precise referencing and emphasize specific segments of a conversation without the need to copy entire sentences or phrases. It is designed to streamline communication and enhance the overall user experience.

3. Specifics:

  • Users should be able to select a portion of the generated text.

  • The selected text should become visually highlighted, making it easily distinguishable within the chat interface.

  • The highlighted text should be retained within the chat window for reference in subsequent messages or responses.

4. Implementation Ideas:

  • Provide an intuitive user interface for highlighting, such as a click-and-drag mechanism or a dedicated highlight button.

  • Highlighted text could be differentiated through color or underlining to ensure visibility.

  • Users should be able to un-highlight selected text when it is no longer needed.

5. Use Cases:

  • Enhanced reference capabilities when discussing lengthy paragraphs.

  • Improved note-taking and summarization by highlighting key points for easy access.

6. Benefits:

  • Enhanced user-friendliness and convenience in referencing specific portions of text.

  • Increased efficiency in communication and collaboration.

7. Ethical Considerations:

Ensure that the highlighting feature respects user privacy and does not encourage unethical behavior. Highlighting should be visible only to the user who applied it.

8. Safety Measures:

Implement safeguards to prevent misuse of the feature, such as limiting excessive highlighting or inappropriate content.

9. Feedback Loop:

Establish a feedback mechanism to gather user input regarding the feature’s utility and any potential issues.

I kindly request the development team at ChatGPT to consider implementing this “Highlighting” feature, as I believe it would significantly enhance the platform’s functionality and user experience.

For further discussion or clarification, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to the possibility of seeing this valuable feature integrated into ChatGPT.


Abhivansh Jain