ChatGPT Tests a Memory Feature that Remembers Users’ Conversations Over Time

IBL News | New York

OpenAI announced that it started to test a memory feature that powers ChatGPT to remember things users discuss across all chats.

This feature, which saves users from having to repeat information, will be applied to GPTs, too.

“You’re in control of ChatGPT’s memory. You can explicitly tell it to remember something, ask it what it remembers, and tell it to forget conversationally or through settings. You can also turn it off entirely,” said the company.

Users can turn off memory at any time (Settings > Personalization > Memory). While memory is off, memories won’t be used or created.

OpenAI put these examples:

  • You’ve explained that you prefer meeting notes to have headlines, bullets, and action items summarized at the bottom. ChatGPT remembers this and recaps meetings this way.
  • You’ve told ChatGPT you own a neighborhood coffee shop. When brainstorming messaging for a social post celebrating a new location, ChatGPT knows where to start.
  • You mention that you have a toddler and that she loves jellyfish. When you ask ChatGPT to help create her birthday card, it suggests a jellyfish wearing a party hat.
  • As a kindergarten teacher with 25 students, you prefer 50-minute lessons with follow-up activities. ChatGPT remembers this when helping you create lesson plans.