That ChatGPT is one of the most powerful artificial intelligence software tools that you can use is no secret, that the way to manage OpenAI data is so controversial that it has even been banned in countries like Italy, either. Despite the steps taken by OpenAI to make ChatGPT more privacy-friendly, you may want to use it without creating an account. No problem: here are some ways to use ChatGPT without using an OpenAI account.
With Bing chat
Bing chat is probably the easiest way to use ChatGPT without having an OpenAI account. The Microsoft chatbot is based on the GPT-4 version of the platform and also implements current data from relevant sources in its results.
Of course, to use the Bing chat vitaminized with AI you will need a Microsoft account and have access to Microsoft Edge. However, if you are a Windows user, you probably already meet the requirements (be careful, a local account is not worth it).
If you have both, accessing the chatbot is easy: just go into Microsoft Edge to browse with the new Bing and experience the “magic” of ChatGPT.
With the Bing app
If you want to access ChatGPT from your phonethe best option is the AI copilot application from Microsoft, which you can download for free for iOS and Android.
As in the previous case, GPT-4 is the tool behind and shares most of the advantages of the browser version, adding a new dimension to the search capacity for this type of device.
If you’re going to be using the chatbot primarily from your phone, this is the best way to do it while sidestepping the concerns inherent in having an OpenAI account.
With the Merlin extension
Merlin is a browser extension available for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. When you install it, it’s integrates into the browser and works as a virtual assistant which, among other things, offers assistance in emails (for example, to answer or compose emails), is an alternative to the Google search engine, summarizes YouTube posts and videos.
Installing Merlin is simple, although to use it you will need to have a Merlin account. If not a problem, this is an integration that works well and is useful for common tasks on the Internet.
With the extension Monica
Mónica is another extension available for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge to enjoy ChatGPT without having to have an OpenAI account, although it will be necessary to have a Google account to install it.
Monica offers alternative results to search with Google applying the OpenAI language model, but also translate, explain and summarize texts, as well as generate them. In addition to being displayed on the side when you search for something, it also has a floating button for quick actions. The free version is limited to 30 accesses per month.
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