ChatGPT Will Now Know Your Preferences, Thanks to Custom Instructions

Custom Instructions for ChatGPT Announced: Enhancing Your AI Interaction

Since the launch of ChatGPT, OpenAI has created an indomitable AI force that is hard to ignore. Over time, this generative AI model has progressed significantly, offering impressive features and capabilities. One such feature is the ability to create your own AI chatbot using ChatGPT. And now, OpenAI has introduced the concept of custom instructions, allowing users to create a personalized experience with ChatGPT. Let’s delve deeper and explore this exciting development.

Revolutionizing AI Interaction: Custom Instructions for ChatGPT

In its latest blog post, OpenAI has announced the availability of custom instructions for ChatGPT. This new feature enables users to interact with ChatGPT on a much more personal level, allowing the generative AI to remember individual preferences and requirements. Custom instructions have been introduced as part of the GPT-4 model, which is OpenAI’s largest Large Language Model (LLM) designed to enhance responses by incorporating contextual data.

With custom instructions, ChatGPT can now respond to specific requirements based on contextual cues. For instance, if you frequently use the keyphrase “write in 1,000 words,” ChatGPT will automatically provide a response within the specified word limit, even if it’s not explicitly requested. For example, if you type “Write an essay on the impact of sound pollution,” ChatGPT will remember your contextual instruction and produce the necessary output within 1,000 words.

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This feature is particularly useful if you frequently interact with plugins. For instance, if you often seek restaurant recommendations from ChatGPT, incorporating a specific keyword with your city name will ensure that GPT-4 includes your city every time you make a similar query, without requiring explicit mention. This reduces repetitiveness by contextually customizing responses, effectively creating a personalized virtual assistant. The best part is that this feature is unique to each user, ensuring a tailored experience with ChatGPT.

While this development opens up exciting possibilities, it also raises privacy concerns. Previously, ChatGPT did not store any conversation data or have knowledge about individual users. However, with custom instructions, users provide more information about themselves to curate their experience. Although OpenAI assures users that they can “edit or delete custom instructions at any time,” there may still be skepticism regarding the data privacy implications.

Adding custom instructions to ChatGPT is straightforward. If you’re using the official iOS app, you can simply access the Custom Instructions menu in your ChatGPT Account Settings to add commands. Web users can click on their name to open the Custom Instructions menu and add desired commands. Clicking save will ensure your custom instructions are implemented. Deleting instructions can be done from the Custom Instructions menu on the ChatGPT webpage.

Currently, custom instructions for ChatGPT are only available in beta for ChatGPT Plus members. However, OpenAI has confirmed that a widespread public rollout will take place in the coming weeks. It’s important to note that the launch of this feature in the UK and EU remains uncertain.

We look forward to testing this feature and sharing our experience with you. If you’re a ChatGPT Plus subscriber, don’t hesitate to try out custom instructions for ChatGPT. We invite you to share your thoughts and experience with ChatGPT’s customized response capabilities in the comments section below.