ChatGPT Sign up: 6 Steps to Get You Started FAST

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Are you curious about AI and how it can help you daily? OpenAI’s ChatGPT is an AI tool that generates response from prompts. It’s responses are comparable to having a conversation with a human and getting an answer.

However before you can experience ChatGPT in this manner you will need to sign up to use ChatGPT. The ChatGPT sign up process is easy, and we’re here to show you how to complete it in 6 simple steps.

Before we get started, a prerequisite is that ChatGPT is available in your country. ChatGPT is not available in every country, and some email addresses or phone numbers will sometimes not be accepted.

Now that’s out of the way let’s explore how to get started with ChatGPT and make the most of this awesome AI tool.

The ChatGPT Sign up Process: getting Started

Getting started with ChatGPT is a piece of cake. Here’s how you do it:

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1. Go to the OpenAI Website

On you will find a “try ChatGPT” button there. Alternatively, you can go on right away. 

You should land on a page offering you to sign up or log in (see image)

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2. Create your account

Click on the “Sign Up” button. You need to use your email address. 

Make sure you use a legitimate address. We’ve seen cases of ChatGPT accounts being blocked or sign up being unavailable when users try to create an account with temporary email addresses. 

Same for your phone number, use your personal mobile number. Verification won’t work for landlines or burner phone numbers.

If you have a Gmail address, you can insert it in the field or choose to sign in with Google directly, same for Microsoft or Apple accounts. Signing up this way means that ChatGPT will have access to your name and profile picture. After you’re done, click continue.

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3. Password creation

After inserting your email address, you will be asked to create a password. Make sure it’s at least 8 characters, and for maximum safety, add numbers, capitals and special symbols.

After you’re done, click continue.

4. Check your emails

You will receive an email coming from “[email protected]” asking you to verify your email address. It looks like this:

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Click on the green button and it will take you to OpenAI’s website in a new tab. 

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If you accidentally opened a different browser, or used a different device to confirm your email, you will see this message: 

If you used the same browser and device, it will just say “Email verified”.

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5. Fill your account information

You’ll be asked to fill in your first name, last name and birthday.

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6. Add your phone number:

Now is the time to add your phone number. You will receive a code on it afterwards, so use your mobile phone number.

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Click on “send code”. You will receive a text shortly afterwards, saying “Your OpenAI verification code is “xxxxxx”, insert it in the text box.

Once you see a screen saying “ChatGPT, this is a free research preview”, congrats, you’re in!

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Is ChatGPT Free?

ChatGPT 3.5 is free to use, and ChatGPT 4 is available when you subscribe to ChatGPT Plus. ChatGPT 3.5 is basically a free research preview of everything that is possible with GPT 4.

Let’s break down the differences:

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Breakdown Of difference between GPT-3.5 and GPT-4

I’ve completed my ChatGPT Sign up; what Do I Do Next?

You’re inside ChatGPT now, you’re officially an AI user. Here are some things you can do before you get started with your first prompt:

Double check the OpenAI FAQ if you need

If you’re curious about how ChatGPT works or want to explore all the research that OpenAI has made so far, head to their blog:

Go through the terms of use

Let’s make sure you understand and agree to use ChatGPT in a proper manner. Double check the terms of use to ensure you don’t get banned from using ChatGPT.

Learn some prompt engineering

There are a lot of free resources on the internet that you can use to learn prompt engineering. Learning will take at least a couple of hours to get familiar, but the benefits are huge. Tip: Learning to ask the right questions will get you the right answers.

Double check the settings

Make sure the settings are adapted to your wishes. The settings button is on the bottom left, next to your profile icon.

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Search the web for plug-ins you’d like to use

If you opt for ChatGPT Plus, you can insert plug-ins into your browser to maximize the use of ChatGPT. Now is the time to explore the possibilities based on your personal goals.

Search the web for the best websites to get prompts

If you need inspiration, you can always explore websites like PromptHero, PromptSea, and many more.

What to do if ChagtGPT stops in the middle of a response

Sometimes in the middle of a response, ChatGPT may stop or provide you with an incomplete response, and you may wonder why ChatGPT stopped if it hasn’t fully responded to my prompt.

Well, there are several reasons for this, which we have answered in our “Why does ChatGPT stop “article. If you ever encounter this, all you need to type is continue or more and chatGPT will continue to provide an output to your prompt

Round Up

Now, you’re ready to have fun with ChatGPT. Remember to use AI ethically and ask questions of ChatGPT that will not result in biased responses. And most importantly, fact-checking never hurts.

Now that you have signed up to ChatGPT why not check out our other ChatGPT content on Automation Switch?

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