Some ChatGPT users are experiencing high-demand errors on the OpenAI systems, and “ChatGPT Alpha” appears in the model selection dropdown.
This is the screen I received (as a ChatGPT Plus users) when trying to work on a task.
Along with the appearance of “ChatGPT Alpha” and the error, all of my chat history and custom GPTs were gone.
Once the error disappears, the dropdown selection looks like this.
A post on the OpenAI Developer Forum from 18 days ago suggests it could be a version similar to GPT-4 All Tools that is available to free users.
ChatGPT Alpha is a free preview of the Pro version intended for free accounts.
I got stuck in Alpha mode (choosing the option in dropdown menu), subsequently being nudged to upgrade and had to clear cookies to trigger a new login to my Pro account
— Kim Hjortholm (@hjortholm) November 21, 2023
According to Reddit users, it may be accessible at chat.openai.com/?model=gpt-alpha.
OpenAI is working on elevated errors on the API and ChatGPT.
Other Plus subscribers are also experiencing the issue.
ChatGPT Alpha dropping? 🤔
System is bugging out, I’m already Plus member 😅 pic.twitter.com/Ei0KhSnzLf
— Min Choi (@minchoi) November 21, 2023
And dealing with lost conversation history.
Is ChatGPT completely lost it? My history is gone, shoved me into ‘Alpha’, and won’t show me whether I’m logged in.
I was literally about to back up all my chats.
Is anyone else seeing this (as an existing Pro user)? pic.twitter.com/zm4D1z4sLK
— Lizelle van Vuuren (@lizelle) November 21, 2023
In related news, this summarizes what we know so far about ChatGPT Alpha from Perplexity Pro, written with the new Claude 2.1 from Anthropic:
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