OpenAI has suspended registration of new subscriptions to ChatGPT Plus. This was announced by the company’s CEO Sam Altman, Search Engine Journal reports.
This decision was made due to the high demand for the service after the DevDay conference presented GPT-4 Turbo and custom versions of GPT.
The company is now pausing new subscriptions to ensure a high user experience for existing subscribers. However, interested users can sign up for notifications when the ChatGPT Plus subscription becomes available again.
“We are suspending the registration of new ChatGPT Plus users for a while. The surge in usage after devday has exceeded our capabilities…”, Sam Altman wrote on the X platform.
By the way, during the DevDay conference, Sam Altman stated that ChatGPT has 100 million users per week. This announcement is noteworthy because it is official OpenAI data, not a third-party estimate. Perhaps this is an attempt to refute recent media reports that ChatGPT’s popularity is beginning to decline.