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How to Create a ChatGPT account

ChatGPT is an AI that can answer questions, write code, detect errors, and more.

It’s also able to reject inappropriate requests and remember your previous requests.

It converses in a human-like manner based on a huge dataset.

The AI is developed by OpenAI, a company that conducts and promotes AI research.

Since its launch, ChatGPT has reached over 100 million users.

Before you can use it, you need to create an account.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to make or create a ChatGPT account and what to do if it’s not available in your country.

Does Chat GPT cost money?

Chat GPT does not cost money, but there is a paid version.

The paid version is called ChatGPT Plus, which costs $20 per month.

The free version has limited requests and a waiting time.

For example, if ChatGPT is at capacity, you need to wait until it’s less crowded to use it.

However, if you have ChatGPT Plus, you’ll have a personalized login link to bypass the queue.

How to create a ChatGPT account

How to create a ChatGPT account

Here’s how to create a ChatGPT account:

  1. Go to chat.openai.com/auth/login.
  2. Click on the “Sign up” button.
  3. Enter your email address, continue with Google, or continue with a Microsoft account.
  4. Set a password that is at least 8 characters long.
  5. Check your email for the verification link and verify it.
  6. Enter your first name and last name.
  7. Provide your phone number and click on the “Send code” button.
  8. Enter the code that is sent to your phone number.
  9. Start using ChatGPT!

Do note that certain countries are restricted from using ChatGPT.

Some restricted countries are Russia, Hong Kong, and Iran.

Creating an account requires you to provide a valid phone number.

Make sure that your country code is set correctly (e.g. +1 for the United States).

After you’ve verified your email address and phone number, you’ll be able to use ChatGPT.

You can start by asking it a question (e.g. what is the meaning of life?).

You can also use it to write an essay, write code, generate ideas, and more.

Move on to the next section to learn how to use ChatGPT if it’s not available in your country,

How do I create a ChatGPT account if it’s not available in my country?

To create a ChatGPT account if it’s not available in your country, you need to connect to a VPN and use a temporary phone number.

A free VPN service that you can download is ProtonVPN.

After you’ve downloaded the service, connect to a country where ChatGPT is not restricted like the United States.

You also need to provide a valid phone number from that country.

To do so, you need to use a service that provides temporary phone numbers like SMS24, MyTempSMS, or Temp Number.

Do note that free services that provide temporary phone numbers are usually very popular.

As a result, most phone numbers will already be linked to more than one OpenAI account.

A phone number can only be linked to a maximum of 2 OpenAI accounts.

If it’s already linked to 2 accounts, you’ll get the “This phone number is already linked to the maximum number of accounts” error.

Learn how to use ChatGPT without a phone number here: https://www.followchain.org/use-chatgpt-without-phone-number/.

Further reading

How to Use ChatGPT without a Phone Number

How to Fix “We’ve detected suspicious behavior” on ChatGPT

How to Fix ChatGPT Error Code 1020 Access Denied

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