How To Access and use GPT-4o

Govind Dheda
How To Access GPT-4o

Hey, what’s up, guys? Govind here, and today, we’re going to dive into something that’s going to change the game for all of us – GPT-4o, OpenAI’s latest and greatest AI model. Get ready to have your mind blown!

What is GPT-4o?

Alright, let’s start with the basics. GPT-4o stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer 4 Open, and it’s OpenAI’s flagship model, launched on May 13th, 2024. This bad boy is a true multimodal powerhouse, capable of perceiving and processing text, audio, and images, and generating corresponding outputs. Basically, it’s like having a super-smart personal assistant that can understand and communicate in multiple ways.

Differences Between GPT-4 and GPT-4o

Now, you might be thinking, “Neil, what’s the big deal? Isn’t this just another version of GPT-4?” Well, my friends, let me tell you, GPT-4o is on a whole different level. Here are the key differences:

1. Speed: GPT-4o is insanely fast, like twice as fast as GPT-4 Turbo. We’re talking about lightning-quick responses that will make your head spin.

2. Cost-effectiveness: Yeah, you read that right. GPT-4o is 50% cheaper for developers to implement compared to GPT-4. Talk about a win-win situation!

3. Enhanced Features: This thing is packed with features that will blow your mind. Improved language support, higher rate limits, audio generation, and advanced vision capabilities – it’s like a Swiss Army knife for AI.

Features of GPT-4o

Speaking of features, let’s dive a little deeper into what makes GPT-4o so darn special:

1. Real-time Voice Interaction: Imagine having a natural conversation with an AI that can detect and adjust to your tone of voice. Yeah, GPT-4o can do that, and it even offers multiple voice options, including robotic and singing voices. How cool is that?

2. Self-correction: No more awkward misunderstandings! GPT-4o can correct itself based on the conversation context, ensuring accurate and coherent responses.

3. Advanced Vision Capabilities: Want to ask questions about photos, identify brand names in images, or even interpret text from restaurant menus? GPT-4o has got you covered.

4. Improved Multilingual Support: With support for 50 languages, GPT-4o is a true global citizen, ready to break down language barriers like a boss.

5. Faster API Performance: Developers, rejoice! GPT-4o offers significantly faster API performance compared to GPT-4 Turbo, making integration a breeze.

6. Enhanced Text Generation: Forget plain text outputs. GPT-4o can generate creative masterpieces like typewriter pages, movie posters, and handwritten notes with doodles. Talk about artistic flair!

How to Access and Use GPT-4o

Alright, now that you’re all hyped up about GPT-4o, let’s talk about how you can get your hands on this bad boy:

 ChatGPT Free Tier

If you’re a Free tier user, don’t worry – you’ll be defaulted to GPT-4o, but with a limit on the number of messages you can send. When it’s unavailable, you’ll be switched back to GPT-3.5. Free users also get limited access to advanced tools like data analysis, file uploads, and vision capabilities.

ChatGPT Plus and Team

For Plus and Team subscribers, you’ll have access to both GPT-4 and GPT-4o on, with a larger usage cap. As of May 13th, 2024, Plus users can send up to 80 messages every 3 hours on GPT-4o and up to 40 messages every 3 hours on GPT-4. Team users have an even higher message cap, so you’ll have plenty of AI power at your fingertips.

ChatGPT Enterprise

Big players, listen up! ChatGPT Enterprise customers will have access to GPT-4o soon. This plan is designed specifically for large enterprises, offering unlimited, high-speed access to GPT-4o and GPT-4, along with enterprise-grade security, privacy, longer context windows, and customization options. Talk about a power move!

GPT-4 Turbo vs. GPT-4o

Alright, let’s compare GPT-4o to its older sibling, GPT-4 Turbo:

FeatureGPT-4 TurboGPT-4o
Pricing$10/M input, $30/M output tokens$5/M input, $15/M output tokens (50% cheaper)
Rate LimitsUp to 2 million tokens per minuteUp to 10 million tokens per minute (5x higher)
Speed2x faster than GPT-4 Turbo
Vision CapabilitiesGoodBetter than GPT-4 Turbo
Multilingual SupportGoodImproved support for non-English languages
Context Window128k128k
Knowledge Cut-off DateOctober 2023October 2023

As you can see, GPT-4o is faster, cheaper, and comes with even better vision and multilingual capabilities. It’s like GPT-4 Turbo’s cooler, more capable sibling.

GPT-4o API Release Date

Alright, developers, listen up! GPT-4o is now available to anyone with an OpenAI API account, and you can use this model in the Chat Completions API, Assistants API, and Batch API. Function calling and JSON mode are also supported. You can get started via the Playground, and after making a successful payment of $5 or more (usage tier 1), you’ll be able to access GPT-4, GPT-4 Turbo, and GPT-4o models via the OpenAI API.


Let’s wrap this up, folks. GPT-4o is a game-changer, plain and simple. With its lightning-fast speed, cost-effectiveness, and mind-blowing features, it’s going to revolutionize the way we interact with AI. Whether you’re a developer looking to integrate cutting-edge AI into your applications or just a tech enthusiast who loves staying ahead of the curve, GPT-4o is a must-try.

I mean, seriously, where else can you find an AI that can not only understand multiple input modalities but also generate creative outputs, correct itself, and even sing to you? Nowhere, that’s where!

So, what are you waiting for? Get on board the GPT-4o train and prepare to have your mind blown. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to ask GPT-4o to write me a new epic marketing strategy while serenading me with a robotic rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” See you later, folks!

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