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Global traffic for the popular artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot ChatGPT dropped from May to June, indicating a decline in interest in the AI helper tool developed by OpenAI.
ChatGPT traffic for PC and mobile fell 9.7% in June, according to data from traffic analytics site Similarweb. In addition, the number of unique site visitors and the amount of time users spend on the site also decreased by 5.7% and 8.5%, respectively. In the United States, a 10.3% monthly decline in website traffic was recorded.
Despite the decline in traffic, the website still outperforms Google’s Bard, Microsoft’s Bing, and another competitor called Character AI, another popular AI-powered chatbot.
When the data was released, some argued that the reason for the drop could be because the website’s users are students who are currently on summer break, and the novelty of the AI chatbot is starting to wear off.
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On the other hand, a community member disputed the reasons behind the drop as it did not include traffic taken from the recently released AI Chatbot iOS app. According to a Twitter user, it could just be “a change in how you access ChatGPT”.
On May 18, OpenAI officially launched the ChatGPT mobile app for iOS. The company initially rolled out the app in the US and promised to roll it out to other countries in the coming weeks.
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