Microsoft Copilot Pro vs. OpenAI’s ChatGPT Plus: Which is worth your $20 a month? | Windows

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Microsoft’s Copilot and OpenAI’s ChatGPT are both available in free and paid-for editions. For $20 per month, you can subscribe to Copilot Pro or ChatGPT Plus and enjoy a range of advanced AI-powered features not found in the free flavors.

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With either subscription, you’re able to tap into GPT-4 and GPT-4 Turbo, get real-time information, generate images with DALL-E 3, and analyze specific types of documents and files. But from there, Copilot Pro and ChatGPT Plus offer specific advantages. Here’s how to decide which one is the better choice for you.

ChatGPT Plus includes the following benefits:

  • General access to ChatGPT, even during peak times
  • Faster response times
  • Priority access to new beta features
  • Ability to analyze a variety of file types
  • AI image creation with up to 200 images per day
  • Access to the GPT Store, with more than three million custom GPTs available
  • Create your own custom GPTs

Copilot Pro offers three core benefits, with a fourth one on the way:

  • Faster performance and priority access to GPT-4 and GPT-4 Turbo during peak times
  • Copilot availability in certain Microsoft 365 apps (Microsoft 365 Personal or Family subscription required)
  • Faster AI image creation with 100 boosts (100 images) per day using Designer (formerly Bing Image Creator)
  • And coming soon, promises Microsoft, will be the ability to create your own custom and tailored Copilot GPTs via a new Copilot Builder tool. Currently, this feature is something you can do only with a Copilot Studio subscription, which runs $30 per month.

You should use ChatGPT Plus if…

You want to be able to analyze and ask questions about any type of file

Copilot Pro limits its AI-powered analysis to images and Microsoft Office files. And for the Office files, you need a Microsoft 365 Personal ($69.99 a year) or Family ($99.99 a year) subscription. With ChatGPT Plus, you’re able to upload and analyze a wider range of…

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