No more having to share your ChatGPT conversations through screenshots, copied text, or word of mouth. You can easily share ChatGPT conversations with anyone by generating a URL that can be shared with others, who will then be able to see your ChatGPT conversation in a user-friendly interface, or even open it as a conversation they can continue in their own OpenAI ChatGPT account. However, there are some things you’ll need to consider when you share a ChatGPT conversation. The ChatGPT shared conversation URL you generate can be shared by anyone with the link, and accessed by anyone who gets the link. As a result, you should be careful not to share anything too sensitive. Additionally, if you continue a conversation you shared in your own ChatGPT account, the people you share that conversation with won’t be able to see that. They can only see the content of that conversation at the moment you shared it.
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Steps to Share a ChatGPT Conversation with Anyone
- Open ChatGPT in a web browser, and then find the conversation you want to share with someone. Click to view that conversation. Importantly, at present, you can only share a ChatGPT conversation with someone through the ChatGPT desktop site and not the ChatGPT mobile site.
- Click the “Share” icon that’s displayed next to the conversation name. The Share button features an upward pointing arrow. The Share Link to Conversation window is shown. You’ll see the contents of the ChatGPT conversation that will be shared.
- Scroll down to the bottom of this window and then click the ellipses next to the name of the chat. You’ll see an option to share your name. If you click “Share Your Name” your ChatGPT account name will be displayed next to the date, and visible to anyone who views this conversation.
- Click “Copy Link” when you’re ready to share your ChatGPT conversation. The window will close and you’ll see a note that your ChatGPT conversation link that you can share has been copied to your clipboard. You can now share that link with anyone you want to see that specific ChatGPT conversation. An example of what people you share that link with will see can be found in the following image. If they have a ChatGPT account, they can click “Continue This Conversation” to open that conversation in their ChatGPT account and add it to their conversation list to keep it and expand on it. To be clear, no one else will be able to see the additions anyone makes to a conversation independently. And again, as a reminder, anyone who gets access to that link will be able to see that ChatGPT conversation.
- While you can’t remove individual access to that ChatGPT link after you share it, you can deactivate the link for everyone. The fastest way to do this is by deleting the shared conversation from your ChatGPT conversation list, but the downside is that this deletes the conversation for you as well. Alternatively, you can click the ellipses next to your ChatGPT account name to open a menu, and then click “Settings” in the menu. The Settings screen is displayed.
- Click “Data Controls” in the menu on the left side of this window. Data Controls options are shown on the right side of the screen.
- Find Shared Links, and then click “Manage” next to Shared Links. The Shared Links window is shown, where you’ll see a list of all of the ChatGPT conversations you’ve shared links to.
- Find the shared ChatGPT conversation you want to delete, and then click the “Delete” icon associated with it. You’ll still be able to access that conversation in your list of ChatGPT conversations, but anyone accessing that conversation through that shared link will no longer be able to access it.
Reasons to Share ChatGPT Conversations with Other People
1. Educational Purposes
ChatGPT can turn complex ideas into understandable chunks. When a user encounters such simplified knowledge, they might feel eager to share it. The shared information becomes a handy tool for learning. Others can gain insights from it, expanding their knowledge without in-depth research. This sharing can also spark interest in new subjects. Thus, ChatGPT discussions become a valuable resource in the quest for knowledge.
2. Illustrating AI’s Capabilities
AI technology is evolving at a rapid pace. ChatGPT’s conversation abilities showcase this progression. People may wish to share these conversations to demonstrate AI’s capabilities. By doing so, they help in making others aware of the progress and potential of AI technology. This awareness can spark curiosity, encouraging exploration into AI’s practical applications. Sharing these chats can act as a catalyst for tech enthusiasts to delve deeper into AI.
3. For Entertainment
A chat with ChatGPT can sometimes take unexpected turns, resulting in humorous or captivating content. Sharing these entertaining exchanges provides a lighthearted way to engage others. It shows that AI interactions can be fun and interesting. Such shared snippets can make people smile, break the monotony, and even become popular internet fodder. In essence, these chats can add a dash of amusement to the digital world.
4. To Spark a Discussion
ChatGPT can generate thought-provoking responses. Sharing these conversations can stimulate engaging discussions among peers. It can provide food for thought on a wide array of subjects. Sharing could also lead to debating AI’s responses, refining perspectives, or generating new ideas. These shared conversations can thus be a springboard for intellectual exploration and dialog.
5. To Seek a Second Opinion
When ChatGPT offers advice or solutions, users might want others’ perspectives. By sharing the chat, they can garner diverse views on the AI’s input. It allows them to weigh options better and make informed decisions. Shared conversations can therefore facilitate collaborative decision-making and offer a broader spectrum of insights.
6. For Documentation
Documenting work is essential in many fields. If a project involves AI interactions, sharing a chat with ChatGPT can serve this purpose. The chat becomes part of the project record, providing a transparent view of the AI engagement. This documentation can also serve as a reference for future projects. It thus helps in maintaining a comprehensive and reliable project archive.
7. Problem-Solving Collaboration
ChatGPT can assist with brainstorming and problem-solving. When users share these chats, they enable others to contribute to the solution. The shared conversation provides a foundation for collaborative efforts. It ensures everyone is on the same page and facilitates the pooling of diverse ideas. Hence, sharing these chats can enhance the problem-solving process and foster teamwork.
8. For Reviews or Feedback
Users may share their ChatGPT interactions to seek feedback on the AI’s performance. Such sharing allows them to gain insights about the AI’s strengths and limitations. It can also help identify potential improvements. This process contributes to the refinement of AI systems. Thus, sharing a chat can play a vital role in improving the user experience and overall AI development.