One year after its launch, ChatGPT has solidified its position in the AI chatbot space, surpassing 110 million combined installs and nearly $30 million in consumer spending through its mobile app versions, as reported by mobile intelligence provider, data.ai.
The ChatGPT mobile apps generate revenue by offering the ChatGPT Plus subscription through in-app purchases. Priced at $19.99 per month, the subscription provides various benefits such as peak time access, faster responses, and early feature access. The subscription was extended to global users in February 2023, preceding the app’s launch on iOS and Android.
Despite the relatively high cost, consumer interest in ChatGPT Plus access has driven the app’s global consumer spending to approximately $28.6 million, although many users may have subscribed through the web. Additionally, other AI chatbot apps like Poe have also attracted significant users, indicating a growing market for AI-powered apps.
While ChatGPT’s revenue ranks below Ask AI, which offers various lower-priced in-app purchase options, its mobile app downloads continue to soar, surpassing 110 million after its recent releases on iOS and Android.
Following its release on Google Play, ChatGPT’s Android downloads surged, reaching approximately 18 million new installs, maintaining a weekly average of over 4 million combined downloads on iOS and Android.
ChatGPT’s downloads outpace other similar apps, with India and the U.S. leading the way in terms of total downloads.
However, while excelling in downloads, ChatGPT may not be the most frequently used AI app, ranking behind others like Character AI and Chai. Yet, with the introduction of special-purchase GPTs, the app’s utility usage may evolve, according to data.ai.
Looking ahead, data.ai expects ChatGPT to add tens of millions more in installs and revenue by the end of 2023.