Dec 1, 2023 - Technology

Scoop: OpenAI delays launch of custom GPT store until early 2024

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Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

OpenAI will delay the launch of a GPT store until early next year, according to a memo to developers seen by Axios. The store, where people can distribute the custom versions of ChatGPT had been slated to open last month.

Why it matters: OpenAI’s announcement of custom GPTs and the accompanying store was a highlight of last month‘s DevDay conference.

What they’re saying: “We are now planning to launch the GPT Store early next year,“ OpenAI said in the memo. “While we had expected to release it this month, a few unexpected things have been keeping us busy!“

Between the lines: For now the custom GPTs can be shared directly via a link.

  • With the store, developers will be able to distribute them more broadly and OpenAI has also said it plans to share some revenue it gets from ChatGPT Plus subscriptions with those who create popular GPTs, though it has yet to release details.

What's next: "In the meantime, we will have some other great updates to ChatGPT soon," the company told developers. "Thank you for investing time to build a GPT."

The big picture: It has been a chaotic time for the company, which saw CEO Sam Altman fired and then rehired over the course of less than a week.

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