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OpenAI’s GPT store delayed to next year

OpenAI’s GPT store delayed to next year


It has been a busy few weeks for OpenAI.

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Sam Altman onstage at OpenAI DevDay.
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OpenAI’s GPT store will be delayed until next year, the company said in an email to people who signed up for its GPT Builder. 

In the email, OpenAI said that “unexpected things have been keeping us busy,” pushing back the GPT store’s rollout. The company said it had planned to release the store in December, which itself is slightly later than originally promised; at its developer conference in November, OpenAI said the store would launch later that month.

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OpenAI email to custom GPT builders.

To be fair to OpenAI, it did have a very eventful past week dealing with the ouster of CEO Sam Altman, the open revolt of hundreds of its employees, the exodus and heart emoji social media campaign of its senior executives, the welcoming of a new CEO, and the eventual reinstatement of Altman as its leader. (Also, check out The Verge’s Alex Heath’s interview with Altman.)

OpenAI did say in its email that while it’s still working on the store, people should expect some updates to ChatGPT. The development team announced it also improved some functionalities of the custom GPT platform. 

The GPT store will be a marketplace for users of OpenAI’s GPT Builder to sell and share the GPTs they’ve built. When the company announced custom GPTs, OpenAI said it would pay people who’ve made their own GPTs an unspecified amount based on how much their creation was used. 

The Verge reached out to OpenAI for comment.