OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT is not available in Middle East countries like Saudi Arabia. Users tend to face the “OpenAI not available in your country” error whenever a user tries to access the AI chatbot.
Although, just because Saudi Arabia is among the restricted regions on ChatGPT doesn’t mean users can access ChatGPT using different measures like VPN. A VPN can help users access ChatGPT in restricted regions by switching to a different IP address (one that’s available to use ChatGPT). In addition to VPN, users can also switch to Private mode in their browser to access the AI chatbot.
In this article, we are going to provide an in-detail guide on how to use ChatGPT in Saudi Arabia along with addressing potential reasons why ChatGPT is not available in the region.
Is ChatGPT available in Saudi Arabia?
Unfortunately, ChatGPT is not available in Saudi Arabia. If you try to access ChatGPT you will see an error saying “OpenAI is not available in your country”. Although you can try to access ChatGPT in Saudi Arabia by using a VPN and changing your IP address.
Why is ChatGPT not available in Saudi Arabia?
There can be many reasons behind ChatGPT not being available in Saudi Arabia, with regional issues being the top reason. Although other potential reasons could be due to misuse by students as in most schools and universities, students are using ChatGPT to complete their homework and homework. While security reasons can be another potential reason behind ChatGPT not being available, as many users can misuse the AI tool to develop fake or harmful emails and messages by fraudsters.
How to use ChatGPT in Saudi Arabia
Here are methods that you can use to access ChatGPT in Saudi Arabia:
Use a VPN
One of the ways to access ChatGPT in Saudi Arabia is by utilizing a VPN and changing your IP address. A VPN helps users unblock restricted websites and allow users to access ChatGPT without trouble.
You must select a VPN with high location availability, privacy, security features, good connection, and reliability. Some top-rated VPNs are ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Private Internet Access, Proton VPN, and Surfshark. You need to install a VPN of your choice and, among the available locations, select a country where ChatGPT is accessible (You can refer to OpenAI’s site to see the list of available countries).
Once you have selected your location, you can visit ChatGPT’s site and log in or sign up to OpenAI to access the AI chatbot.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to sign up for ChatGPT if you are using a VPN:
- Visit OpenAI’s site and click on sign-up
- Add your email address to create an OpenAI account for yourself
- You will receive a verification link in your email; tap on the link to complete the email verification
- Now, you need to provide a phone number of the same country whose location you selected in the VPN to complete the verification process
- You can use various online services available to complete phone verification by using Online sim, eSIM Plus, and other services.
After you have finished the phone and email verification procedure, your OpenAI account is created, and you can start accessing ChatGPT in Saudi Arabic.
Try Using ChatGPT in Private Mode
Another method is combining VPN with a private or Incognito mode on your browser. To access Private mode you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Open Chrome
- Click on three dots available at the corner of your screen
- Choose “New Incognito Window”
- Visit OpenAI’s official site using this link
- Sign Up to ChatGPT by creating an OpenAI account by providing your email address and generating an OpenAI account
Although you do need to complete a phone verification process by providing a number of the same country you selected. You can use online services like Online sim, eSIM Plus, and other services to complete the phone verification.
Which country is ChatGPT available in?
As of now, chat gpt is available in 160 countries. Here is a list of countries where ChatGPT is available.
Does ChatGPT support the Arabic language?
Yes, ChatGPT does support the Arabic language since ChatGPT is accessible in various Arab countries such as Iraq, Qatar, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, and more.