To provide users more control over ChatGPT’s responses, OpenAI has unveiled a new feature dubbed “custom instructions.” Users will be able to interact with ChatGPT more effectively and easily by using fewer prompts, thanks to the addition of custom instructions.
ChatGPT will now be able to remember your conversation context based on your chosen preferences, enabling a more customized and tailored AI interaction experience.
For instance, while asking for suggestions, a developer may describe their preferred programming language or a teacher might mention that they are teaching maths to sixth graders. Users can also choose the size of their family, which enables ChatGPT to offer apt suggestions for meals, grocery shopping, and travel arrangements that are catered to their particular requirements.
Users of the Plus plan will get access to the beta version of this function as of now, and over the ensuing weeks, it will gradually be made available to all users.
The timing of this update and OpenAI’s decision to double the maximum amount of messages that ChatGPT Plus subscribers can send to GPT-4 at any given time are interestingly congruent. Users will be able to send up to 50 messages every three hours starting the next week, substantially enhancing the potential for discussions powered by AI.
Notably, the business announced that it would employ customized instructions to enhance user experience with the model. However, “you can disable this via data controls”, the company added.