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Is it Worth Upgrading to ChatGPT Plus? An In-Depth Review

ChatGPT has a paid upgrade plan -- ChatGPT Plus. Currently, the monthly subscription fee is $20 USD

Open AI states that users of ChatGPT Plus have faster response times and the right to priority access to new features. For users who frequently use ChatGPT, upgrading to ChatGPT Plus is undoubtedly a worthwhile consideration.

However, for some users, whether or not to upgrade to ChatGPT Plus requires careful consideration and evaluation. In this article, we will share real experiences of using ChatGPT Plus to help you decide whether or not to upgrade.

ChatGPT Plus - is it worth the upgrade?

What is ChatGPT Plus?

ChatGPT Plus is a monthly subscription upgrade plan based on ChatGPT, which provides faster response time, higher availability, and priority access to new features.

Differences between ChatGPT Plus and the free version

Compared to the free ChatGPT, ChatGPT Plus has the following three main differences:

  1. Higher availability: ChatGPT Plus ensures availability even during demand peaks.
  2. Faster response time: ChatGPT Plus answers questions more quickly.
  3. Priority access to new features: ChatGPT Plus users can access new features before they are available to the general public.
ChatGPT Plus features
ChatGPT Plus features

Upgrading to ChatGPT Plus: My Review

As a current user of ChatGPT Plus, the most significant differences I have noticed are high availability and quick response time.

High Availability

Before using ChatGPT Plus, I often encountered issues with the page cannot be accessed. However, since upgrading to ChatGPT Plus, I have not experienced similar issues, and I can start using ChatGPT every time I enter the webpage. If you need to spend a lot of time using ChatGPT every day, I strongly recommend upgrading because time is valuable.

Quick Response Time

Currently, ChatGPT Plus has a Turbo mode, which is only accessible to ChatGPT Plus subscribers. Based on my experience using ChatGPT Plus, it answers both Chinese and English questions faster than the free version.

Issues that ChatGPT Plus still has

Although ChatGPT Plus has many advantages, after using it for some time, I found it still has some problems. If you are considering upgrading to ChatGPT Plus, you may need to understand its limitations first.

ChatGPT Plus Slow non-English response time

Although ChatGPT Plus's default response time is much faster than ChatGPT, it is still much slower in answering non-English questions than English questions. If you expect ChatGPT Plus to respond to non-English questions as quickly as English, you may be disappointed. (Note: it is still faster than the free version though)

Response Discontinuation

Sometimes, when ChatGPT is writing an long answer to a question, it may discontinue a few times along the way. And users need to give the "continue" prompt to ask ChatGPT continue answering. This issue also exists when using ChatGPT Plus, and it is more common in non-English languages.

How to upgrade to ChatGPT Plus?

If you decide to upgrade, you can go to the ChatGPT website and choose the subscription plan. Note that upgrading to ChatGPT Plus requires a certain cost, so you need to evaluate and compare it carefully before making a decision.

Currently, the ChatGPT Plus monthly subscription fee is $20 USD . If you want to upgrade it, the steps are as follow.

  1. Go to ChatGPT website and select Upgrade to Plus
ChatGPT Upgrade to Plus
ChatGPT Upgrade to Plus
  1. After clicking Upgrade to Plus a pop-up window will show up with the Upgrade plan
ChatGPT Upgrade plan
ChatGPT Upgrade plan
  1. Then you will enter a payment page. Click Subscribe and pay
ChatGPT payment page
ChatGPT payment page
  1. After paying for it, you will receive a confirmation letter
ChatGPT Plus confirmation letter
ChatGPT Plus confirmation letter

How to Cancel ChatGPT Plus

The ChatGPT Plus monthly subscription plan will be automatically renewed every month. If you don’t want to renew it, you can go to the ChatGPT website. Click My account, and then click Manage my subscription to enter Subscription management page.

ChatGPT Plus Manage my subscription
ChatGPT Plus Manage my subscription

Entering the subscription management page. Select Cancel Plan,to cancel the subscription

ChatGPT Plus Cancel Plan
ChatGPT Plus Cancel Plan

Conclusion: Should you upgrade to Plus?

In conclusion, if you are a heavy user of ChatGPT (requiring several hours of use every day) and are aware of its limitations and issues, I recommend upgrading to the subscription version. Upgrading to ChatGPT Plus can save you more time and improve efficiency.

But if you only occasionally use ChatGPT or only use it for fun, the free ChatGPT is more than sufficient to meet your needs.