OpenAI, the AI company behind ChatGPT, is introducing a “memory” feature, allowing the chatbot to remember past conversations and sparing users the agony of repetition. ChatGPT will now have the ability to recall discussions, saving users from the hassle of re-entering the same information.

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In a blog post dated February 13th, OpenAI announced that later this week it will roll out the new memory feature to a “small subset” of premium and free users of ChatGPT, adding that plans for broader implementation will be disclosed soon.

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New Feature Now Available for Chosen Subscribers

When chatting with a bot, there are things you probably wish it would remember and things you desperately hope it forgets. The team behind ChatGPT at OpenAI have heard your pleas and unveiled a new feature that gives the beloved tool of generative artificial intelligence the ability to “remember” information for future conversations.

We’re testing ChatGPT’s knack for remembering what you discuss to make future chats more helpful. You control ChatGPT’s memory.


The new memory feature, according to OpenAI, will be rolled out to selected subscribers of ChatGPT Free and Plus this week as a trial, with broader implementation slated for an undisclosed date.

The memory feature is OpenAI’s latest attempt to create a personalized artificial intelligence experience. Last summer, the developers of ChatGPT introduced “user instructions,” allowing users to tailor the responses they receive from the chatbot.

How to Set Up the Memory Feature

According to OpenAI, users wishing to use the memory feature can enable it in their account settings under the “Personalization” section. OpenAI stated that users can instruct ChatGPT to forget what is in memory or even delete specific memories.

“You can explicitly tell it to remember something, ask what it remembers, and tell it to forget in conversational mode or through settings,” a representative of OpenAI told Decrypt via email. “You can also completely disable it. We’re also introducing ‘temporary chats’ in case you want to talk without using memory.”

It’s noteworthy that the memory feature can also be completely disabled. Temporary chats don’t use memory and don’t appear in the history, and there are also special instructions that instruct ChatGPT to remember data explicitly.

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OpenAI has proclaimed that it “can leverage content” provided by ChatGPT, including memories, to perpetually train its gargantuan language models, but assured users that data collection can be switched off.

The company explained that it is actively working on evaluating potential failures in the memory function’s operation and aims to move ChatGPT away from preemptively memorizing confidential information without explicit user instruction.

We’re taking steps to assess and mitigate bias, as well as steering ChatGPT away from preemptively memorizing confidential information, such as details about your health – unless you explicitly ask for it.

Additionally, OpenAI stated that the memory feature could enhance efficiency by learning the working styles, formats, and preferences of premium users. Developers will also have the option to have “their own separate memory” for their GPT builds.

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GPT’s custom applications will also be able to tap into this new memory feature with OpenAI, allowing developers to incorporate it for users. OpenAI asserts that users’ memories will not be passed on to developers.

Privacy Matters

While GPT developers won’t have access to its memory, OpenAI emphasized that the company may leverage content provided by ChatGPT, including memories, to enhance its models, but assured users they can opt out in settings.


OpenAI has poured significant resources into beefing up ChatGPT’s privacy features to address regulatory concerns and privacy advocates’ worries. In April, OpenAI introduced the ability to delete chat histories and remove user prompts from the company’s trading models after the tool was banned in several countries.

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