How to use Chat GPT

Simple steps to get you started on Chat GPT

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So you’ve heard enough about this new, swanky AI chatbot and want to try it out for yourself? Well, you are definitely in for a treat. Keep on reading, to find out how to use Chat GPT.

Chat GPT is a relatively new AI language model, that was released by OpenAI near the end of last year. Since its introduction to the public, the model has been making headlines due to its insane popularity.

Many users have been wowed by the model’s capabilities – it is no surprise. The AI model is phenomenal. Chat GPT has shown its power by recently passing the law bar exam, tackling Google’s coding test, and even writing students’ homework.

If you are looking for some inspiration about what this model can do, who better to ask than Chat GPT itself? This is what the chatbot had to say:

You can use ChatGPT for a variety of tasks, such as:

  • Text generation: writing stories, poems, and scripts
  • Answer questions
  • Translate language
  • Summarize texts
  • General chatting
  • Generating creative ideas

So, if you want to find out how to use Chat GPT, keep on reading.


Sign up to OpenAI

To be able to use Chat GPT, OpenAI requires you to make an account. To start things off, head to OpenAI’s Chat GPT website.



Create an account

Once you are on the Chat GPT site, you will have the option to “Sign up”. It is very common at this stage to be met with a capacity error from OpenAI. As frustrating as this is, this error happens often.

Your best option at this stage is to either wait or refresh your page. If these two methods do not work, read our article here where we show you how to resolve this.

However, if you don’t have this error, consider yourself lucky. To continue, simply click “Sign up” and choose your preferred login method.



Verify your account

The next step is to verify your account. If you have chosen to sign up via email, OpenAI will send a verification email to your inbox. Follow the link to complete this step.

Up next, OpenAI will ask you for your first and last name, followed by your mobile number to further verify your account.

Fill in these details and follow the next verification steps.

You must be over 18 to use Chat GPT.


Use Chat GPT

Now that you have signed up to OpenAI we can start using the AI chatbot. It is very simple to do and we will show you how below.



Ask Chat GPT a question

Once you have signed in, you will be presented with a screen that looks similar to the image below. To use Chat GPT, all you have to do is simply type anything into the search bar.

The possibilities are literally endless. Note, that the more details and information you give the AI bot, the more specific the response will be.

For example, if you wanted to write lyrics to a song in the style of a particular artist, you can tell Chat GPT that. What if you want the lyrics to rhyme? Chat GPT can do that too, as long as you prompt it beforehand.

What’s great about the tool, is the Chat GPT can respond to previous answers it has given. So, let’s say Chat GPT has managed to produce some song lyrics but you actually wanted them in a punk rock style. You can literally just type “write this again but in the style of punk rock”. And Chat GPT will understand your request.

How to use Chat GPT to write a cover letter

As we all know, filling out a job application is a long and laborious task. Why not speed up the process by having Chat GPT compose your cover letter?

To do so, simply ask the bot to write you a cover letter. Be sure to specify the job role and your experience as this will ensure the letter is more tailored to the vacancy. That’s it! The AI bot will then write you a great letter in seconds.

How to use Chat GPT to write a CV

Luckily, Chat GPT also has the ability to help you write a CV for a job application. This method requires a bit more input from your end.

To start things off, just ask Chat GPT to write a CV. The bot will respond by asking you for your experience, education history, and skills. Submit these details, then watch the magic happen. The AI bot will start churning out an entire CV for you!

How to use Chat GPT effectively

To best use Chat GPT, know what you want to achieve from using the application ahead of time. It will respond best to specific prompts and may ask you to provide more detail if your request is a little vague.

Alternatively, it may provide vague answers including information or detail which is not relevant to your request. Ultimately, the more information you provide with your request increases the chances of getting a quick and effective answer.

How to use Chat GPT to summarize an article

It’s incredibly straightforward to summarize an article with Chat GPT. All you need to do is copy the text of the article you want it to look at and then type the prompt: “Summarize the text below”. This will provide a brief summary of the article’s topic and content.

You can also get more takeaway information by typing something like: “Summarize the text below, putting the key points into a numbered or bullet point list”. This way, you can get the important takeaways needed within the article.

How to use Chat GPT for business

Chat GPT has a ton of uses for business. If you are working on your own business, it can help with things like drafting business plans and documents useful for the starting and running of a business that may otherwise take a lot of time.

If you want to use Chat GPT’s technology in your business, you will need to register to make use of the Chat GPT API.

How to use Chat GPT to write code

If you don’t know how to code, it’s best not to use Chat GPT to write code. It can produce code in languages such as Python and C++, but if you don’t know these you may miss important errors and functionality. Having said that, if you have some understanding, Chat GPT can explain and simplify code. You need only to prompt, eg: “Explain the following code”, or “What is this function doing?”.

If you are a developer with knowledge of coding, Chat GPT can be used to improve, rewrite, and write test cases for code.

Chat GPT limitations

Chat GPT is a fantastic tool, but if you want to use it, you need to be aware of some of its limitations. According to OpenAI, Chat GPT can produce “incorrect or nonsensical answers”. If you do use this tool, it would be a good idea to sense-check the model’s response to ensure there isn’t any misinformation there.

The model also has the potential to occasionally produce biased and harmful content, however, we are yet to experience this drawback.

Lastly, Chat GPT has very limited knowledge about events and information after 2021. This is down to the data the model was trained on, although we expect this limitation to be resolved in future versions of the model.

How do I log into Chat GPT?

If you have an existing OpenAI account for the Playground or Labs you can use the same login details to access Chat GPT. If you don’t have an account, however, you will have to create a new one on the OpenAI website.

When trying to access the conversational chatbot, OpenAI will ask you to log in automatically. But, only if it has been a while since you last used the tool. To log in, simply head directly to the Chat GPT page and the ‘login’ and ‘sign up’ options should appear in the first window.

Final Thoughts

So, that’s all you need to know to get started on Chat GPT. Using the AI model is very easy to do – the only real obstacle is OpenAI’s capacity error.

In recent news, OpenAI has announced a paid subscription service for Chat GPT, named Chat GPT Plus. The service comes in at $20 a month and promises to give subscribers special benefits over free members.

The benefits include access even during peak times, faster responses, and priority to the latest features. If you are a frequent user of Chat GPT, this could be an attractive upgrade for you. So be sure to check it out here: Chat GPT Plus – what you need to know.