How to Create GPTs in OpenAI's GPT Builder

A step-by-step guide to creating custom versions of ChatGPT in just minutes.

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Torbjørn Flensted
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April 24, 2024

Creating your own versions of ChatGPT is now as simple as talking to an AI assistant.

In this step-by-step guide, you'll learn to tailor GPTs effortlessly to your needs, no coding necessary.

Watch as Sam Altman, OpenAI's co-founder, shows you how it's done quickly in our video tutorial.

What are GPTs?

GPTs are tailored versions of ChatGPT created by users for specialized tasks without requiring coding skills, streamlining the integration of personalized instructions, knowledge, and capabilities.

"With the GPT Builder, you can create custom ChatGPTs for any task or topic in minutes. No coding skills needed." – Torbjørn Flensted

Getting Started with GPT Creation

Here is how to create a GPT:

1: Access the GPT Builder

  1. Begin by navigating to or select your name on the ChatGPT platform and choose “My GPTs”.
  2. Click on “Create a GPT” to initiate the process.

2: Define Your GPT's Purpose

Use the message box to inform the GPT Builder of your intentions.

For instance:

  • For creativity: "Make a creative assistant that generates visuals for new products."
  • For technical help: "Create a software engineer bot that helps format my code."
  • Get ideas for your GPT, by searching all the Best GPTs here.

3: Configure Your GPT's Identity and Abilities

Switch to the Configure tab to:

  • Assign a name and description to your GPT, making it identifiable and distinct.
  • Choose its capabilities, such as enabling web browsing for research or image creation for visual tasks.

4: Publish Your Creation

  • Once satisfied with your configuration, hit “Publish” to bring your GPT to life.
  • You can now opt to share your GPT with others, expanding its reach and utility.

Advanced Customization Options

For those who want to delve deeper into the customization of their GPT, the GPT Editor offers an array of sophisticated settings.

In the Create Tab:

  • Engage further with the GPT Builder for nuanced assistance in crafting your GPT.

In the Configure Tab:

  • Visual Identity: Upload an image to represent your GPT or ask the Builder to craft one.
  • Detailed Instructions: Set explicit guidelines on how your GPT should operate, specifying desired behaviors and restrictions.
  • Conversation Starters: Provide users with sample prompts to kickstart interactions with your GPT.
  • Knowledge Base: Enhance your GPT's reference material by uploading files that it can draw upon in conversations.

Enabling New Functions:

  • Activate additional features like:
  • Web Browsing: For real-time information retrieval.
  • DALL·E Image Generation: To create original visual content.
  • Advanced Data Analysis: For handling complex data queries.

Integrating Custom Actions:

  • Integrate with third-party APIs by detailing the necessary endpoints and parameters, which allows your GPT to tap into a broader range of services.
  • If you have pre-existing plugins, import your OpenAPI schema to define actions seamlessly.

FAQs on Creating Custom GPTs

Here are the frequently asked questions about how to create a GPT, answered:

What exactly are GPTs?

GPTs, in this context, are customizable versions of the ChatGPT model that individuals can tailor for specific applications, incorporating unique content, styles, or tasks.

Who can create their own GPTs?

Currently, this feature is available to Plus and Enterprise users, with plans to expand access and introduce a GPT Store for broader public engagement.

Is coding knowledge necessary to create a GPT?

No, creating GPTs does not require coding skills, making it accessible to non-technical users, although developers can engage in more advanced customizations.

How can I start building a GPT?

Begin by using the GPT Builder at the specified URL, following the step-by-step process to define your GPT's purpose, capabilities, and knowledge base.

Could you give some examples of GPTs created so far?

Examples range from AI actions integrated into platforms like Canva and Zapier to niche educational tools and entertainment bots, showcasing the versatility of GPTs.

Read: Guide to the best GPTs

Is it possible to monetize the GPTs I create?

Yes, with the upcoming GPT Store, creators will have the opportunity to earn money when others use their GPTs, adhering to OpenAI's terms.

How are privacy and safety managed with GPTs?

Creators do not have access to individual conversations with their GPTs. OpenAI implements automatic systems to enforce policies and provides users with options to report concerns, aligning with the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

What is the purpose of the GPT Store?

The GPT Store will serve as a marketplace where users can discover and utilize a wide array of GPTs for different purposes, enhancing accessibility and variety.

Can enterprise customers utilize GPTs within their organizations?

Yes, enterprise users can create GPTs for internal use, customizing them for specific business needs and managing their distribution with an admin console.

How do these customizable GPTs support OpenAI's mission?

By fostering community engagement and allowing diverse input in AI development, the initiative with GPTs contributes to OpenAI's goal of creating advanced AI that is safe and widely beneficial.

How to Create GPTs in OpenAI's GPT Builder

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