ChatGPT’s new memory feature remembers conversations for smarter interactions

OpenAI recently unveiled a groundbreaking feature: memory for ChatGPT. This innovative function empowers ChatGPT to retain details from past conversations, user preferences, and contextual elements, fostering a conversational experience that feels more natural, insightful, and relevant.

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ChatGPT can now retain user preferences, interests, and more

ChatGPT’s memory feature represents a revolution in AI development. No longer confined to static responses and generic interactions, ChatGPT now operates as a virtual assistant with the ability to remember user preferences, interests, and past conversations.

Imagine chatting with ChatGPT about your favorite hobbies, travel spots, or dining adventures. Then, when you come back for another chat, it remembers those details and uses them to offer tailored suggestions and help that match your interests and tastes perfectly. Whether it’s suggesting the perfect recipe for your upcoming party or recommending the latest book based on your literary tastes, ChatGPT’s memory feature takes user experience to new heights.

OpenAI has provided examples of how users can leverage the memory feature to their advantage. From remembering preferred meeting note formats to suggesting birthday card ideas based on a child’s interests, ChatGPT’s memory enhances productivity and creativity in various scenarios.

  • You’ve explained that you prefer meeting notes to have headlines, bullets and action items summarized at the bottom. ChatGPT remembers this and recaps meetings this way.
  • You’ve told ChatGPT you own a neighborhood coffee shop. When brainstorming messaging for a social post celebrating a new location, ChatGPT knows where to start.
  • You mention that you have a toddler and that she loves jellyfish. When you ask ChatGPT to help create her birthday card, it suggests a jellyfish wearing a party hat.
  • As a kindergarten teacher with 25 students, you prefer 50-minute lessons with follow-up activities. ChatGPT remembers this when helping you create lesson plans.


Despite the enhanced personalization, users remain in control of ChatGPT’s memory. The feature can be selectively turned on or off, and users can choose to delete specific memories or clear all memories entirely. This ensures that users have full autonomy over their data and privacy.

The memory feature is currently rolling out as a limited release to some ChatGPT free and Plus users for testing and feedback. It is expected to be extended to more users in the future. Additionally, enterprise and team accounts will have the option to enable or disable memory for their organization, ensuring flexibility and scalability.

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