OpenAI is pausing the ability for users to sign up for new ChatGPT Plus subscriptions after a sudden surge in demand in recent days. Anyone looking to sign up for a new ChatGPT Plus subscription has to sign up for a waitlist and wait to be notified when subscriptions reopen.
"The surge in usage post DevDay has exceeded our capacity and we want to make sure everyone has a great experience," Sam Altman, OpenAI CEO posted on X, formerly Twitter.
OpenAI held its first developers' conference earlier this month, almost a year since the launch of ChatGPT. During DevDay, Sam Altman announced new features for the AI chatbot, particularly when used within the ChatGPT Plus subscription.
During DevDay, OpenAI announced the ability to create custom bots through GPT-4, capable of being trained on specific data to perform personalized tasks. ChatGPT will also get a boost through GPT-4 Turbo, a more powerful version of its model and one with double the amount of context, at 128k.