ChatGPT, the popular chatbot, is expected to reach 100 million monthly active users in January, just two months after its launch, making it the fastest-growing consumer app in history, according to a research report released by investment bank UBS on Wednesday.
UBS, citing data from analyst firm Similar Web, said that about 13 million unique visitors were using ChatGPT daily in January this year, more than double the usage in December last year. “After 20 years of growth in the Internet space, we can’t think of a consumer Internet application that has grown faster than it has.” UBS analysts said.
It took TikTok about nine months to add 100 million users after its global launch, and Instagram took two and a half years, according to app analytics firm Sensor Tower.
ChatGPT is currently free for people to use. On Thursday, ChatGPT developer OpenAI launched a $20-per-month subscription service that gives subscribers a more stable, faster service and a chance to try new features first.