ChatGPT fans love the AI chatbot for a number of purposes, including its ability to generate detailed essays in a matter of seconds. However, one of its little-known limitations is that a word and character limit sets how much content it can produce per query.
Reddit members and other AI enthusiasts have been discussing this for months, and luckily there are easy solutions to this limitation via hints you can use.
What is ChatGPT word limit?
ChatGPT’s parent company, OpenAI. Set word and character limits as part of its ongoing development of an AI chatbot, which is still in its research preview stage. Some issues with ChatGPT include its affinity towards “social biases, hallucinations and adverse cues”, in addition to producing erroneous content when the AI algorithms are overwhelmed or at a loss for information to process.
Similarly, ChatGPT can simply stop producing content when the request is too complex for the AI to handle. It is about 500 words or 4,000 characters. If you request the chatbot for a specific number of words, above 500, you may find that it cuts off mid-sentence after 500 words.
How to get around the ChatGPT word limit
To solve this problem, you can use simple hints like continue, keep going, Or continue, For example, I input the query write me a 1000 word essay on the history of irish whiskey And ChatGPT cut the sentence down to about 618 words in mid-sentence. after pouring continueChatGPT continued to build my essay and ended up at 1,043 words.
Another way to do this solution is to set your prompt with the word limit in mind. you can input Write me first 500 words of 1000 words essay on XYZ So that ChatGPT knows to stop at a certain point. then you can input continue, keep going, continue, or similar sign.
What OpenAI is doing to update ChatGPT
Many of the chatGPT word and character limits are based on the GPT-3.5 language model. ChatGPT was introduced to the public in November 2022 based on GPT-3.5. However, OpenAI recently announced its latest language model, GPT-4, which comes with enhanced word support, among other features. OpenAI claims that GPT-4 can process up to 25,000 words of text with greater accuracy, context, and creativity.
GPT-4 is currently available via API to ChatGPT Plus users and developers. The free version of ChatGPT runs on the GPT-3.5 language model. There is currently no word on whether this will update to GPT-4.
OpenAI has also collaborated with many businesses, organizations and even governments on GPT-4. Microsoft also confirmed that its new Bing search featuring an AI chatbot is based on GPT-4. The updated search engine debuted in February. However, Bing Chat has its own issues, giving users such sloppy and unbalanced responses that Microsoft places its daily turn limits on how much the chatbot can process. Eventually, the brand again began increasing conversational support, which is now up to 150 daily turns.