OpenAI halts new ChatGPT Plus sign-ups amid high demand

OpenAI, the company behind the popular artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot ChatGPT, said it has put on hold new signups for the premium version of the AI tool, ChatGPT Plus, due to a high surge in usage after DevDay.

The company’s CEO, Sam Altman, announced this via a post on the X platform (formerly known as Twitter) on Wednesday, Nov. 15. According to him, new sign-ups are paused because the platform has exceeded its capacity, thus affecting users’ quality of experience. Atman said the ChatGPT Plus has seen a surge in usage since OpenAI’s DevDay, where it announced some new APIs about a week ago.

we are pausing new ChatGPT Plus sign-ups for a bit 🙁

the surge in usage post devday…

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