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Unlock ChatGPT Plugins: Install and Use to Boost Capabilities

Author: Tim Harris Video AITime: 2024-02-13 05:40:00

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Upgrading to ChatGPT Plus to Access Useful Plugins

ChatGPT Plugins have supercharged the capabilities of ChatGPT and turned it into a highly resilient and efficient personal assistant. You can now try these powerful plugins for yourself by upgrading to ChatGPT Plus.

To access ChatGPT plugins, you'll first need to upgrade to ChatGPT Plus. The plugins are not available for free with the basic ChatGPT, so you'll need to pay for ChatGPT Plus to unlock this feature. Immediately after upgrading, you'll see options for GPT-3.5 and GPT-4, but the plugins won't be visible yet.

Pricing and Value of ChatGPT Plus

ChatGPT Plus is priced at $20 per month. This gives you priority access to ChatGPT during peak times, faster response times, and early access to new features like plugins. The plugins alone make ChatGPT Plus worthwhile for many users, as they expand what you can do with the AI assistant. Being able to access flight booking, hotel search, and other productivity plugins saves huge amounts of time. The value derived from the plugins makes the $20 per month a very reasonable price for power users of ChatGPT.

Enabling Plugins in Settings

To enable ChatGPT plugins, open the settings menu at the bottom of the chat screen. Go to 'Beta Features' and toggle on the option for plugins. This will unlock the plugins menu. You can also enable ChatGPT web browsing here, which is another great feature of ChatGPT Plus. After enabling plugins, close settings and you'll now see the plugins option when hovering over the GPT-3.5/4 menu.

Browsing and Installing Top ChatGPT Plugins

With plugins enabled, click on the menu and select 'Plugin Store'. Here you'll find a catalog of popular plugins that people are using.

You can browse all plugins or search for specific ones like 'travel'. Each ChatGPT account can have up to 3 plugins installed at once. Simply click 'Install' on any plugin to add it.

Some top plugins include travel sites like Expedia, Kayak and Tripadvisor to book flights and hotels. Productivity plugins like Calendly, Doodle, and Dropbox are also very useful. The options are expanding rapidly.

With 3 travel plugins installed, you can now make flight and hotel queries right within ChatGPT and it will automatically leverage the best plugin to find deals and options.

Testing Travel Plugins for Flight and Hotel Search

Let's test the travel plugins by searching for flights to Bali. ChatGPT automatically chooses to use Kayak and returns 3 low-priced flight options.

Clicking the top flight opens it directly within Kayak, where you can book the flight or continue exploring options. The integration is seamless.

Next, a hotel query for Seminyak results in ChatGPT using the Expedia plugin to find hotel deals. It returns a nice discounted option that can also be booked directly or used to expand your search.

The travel plugins make planning trips incredibly efficient by removing the need to open multiple tabs and apps. Everything can be done directly within your ChatGPT conversation.

Switching Between Multiple Installed Plugins

To change which plugins are active, start a new chat and toggle different ones from the menu. You can also revisit the Plugin Store at any time to browse and install new options.

Having multiple plugins installed lets you quickly switch contexts and leverage different services within the same ChatGPT session.

The flexibility to enable different plugins for different needs makes ChatGPT much more versatile and customizable to your preferences.

Conclusion and Next Steps

ChatGPT plugins give you incredible power to extend what the AI assistant can do. Upgrading to ChatGPT Plus unlocks access to these cutting-edge capabilities.

Install productivity, travel, and creativity plugins to supercharge ChatGPT as your daily personal assistant. The plugin ecosystem will continue expanding, so keep exploring to find new useful tools.

Look out for the launch of the official ChatGPT mobile app for iOS and Android to take the plugins anywhere. Subscribe for more updates as ChatGPT evolves into an indispensable AI sidekick.


Q: Do you need to pay to use ChatGPT plugins?
A: Yes, ChatGPT plugins require an upgrade to the paid ChatGPT Plus subscription.

Q: What plugins are best for travel search?
A: Useful travel plugins include Expedia, Kayak, Trip.com, and Jetbook for flight and hotel search.

Q: How many plugins can you install?
A: You can install up to 3 plugins at once in ChatGPT.