The world is switching to Artificial Intelligence-powered (AI-powered) tools, and so are social media apps like Snapchat.
Yeah, you heard it right!
Snapchat, the popular photo messaging app, is set to launch its new My AI chatbot supported by Open AI’s ChatGPT. It is worth noting that Snapchat is the first social media platform to integrate an AI-powered chatbot for its users.
According to the reports, Snapchat will initially roll out My AI for Snapchat+ members in the United States. Keep reading to learn more about My AI.
What is Snapchat ‘My AI’ Chatbot Powered with ChatGPT:
My AI is Snapchat’s new experimental feature for Snapchat+ members. The feature is powered by artificial intelligence and acts as a companion while chatting with friends. Snap announced the launch of My AI in a recent blog post exclusively for its US-based Snapchat+ members.
The Chatbot can suggest gifts for your BFF, assist in planning trips, write poems, and even give dinner suggestions. The Chatbot is trained to have fun conversations in polite language, not including words that trigger violence or sexually explicit content. You can talk to My AI like a friend and share your likes and dislikes.
For a personalized experience, users can give My AI a custom name and add a personalized background.
How Does Snapchat ‘My AI’ Chatbot: Work
Snapchat My AI is a mobile-friendly chatbot that answers the user’s questions within the app. The feature acts as a companion while using the app. It provides suggestions or responds to your questions as ChatGPT does. My AI doesn’t support essays, so you may not get answers related to that using this feature.
Nevertheless, the app responds to your messages with artificial intelligence, and you can consider it as another hangout friend on Snapchat. It provides answers to various questions as you chat with your friends. However, since it’s a new feature, Snap suggests users not rely entirely on My AI.
Snap agrees that My AI is prone to errors, so the company has also requested that users provide feedback. Again, the best way to make this feature useful and relevant to users is by interacting with it consistently. The more you interact with My AI, the better responses you get!
How to Use Snapchat ‘My AI’ Chatbot
Snapchat My AI chatbot is exclusively available to Snapchat Plus members. So, you’ll see My AI on your device only if you are a Snapchat+ member. The feature will appear automatically in your chat feed. You can use My AI by swiping right from the Camera tab.
Alternatively, if you don’t have a Snapchat+ subscription, you can purchase it at $3.99 per month. The app allows users to access premium features via its one-week free trial.
Note that the company has released My AI for United States users. So, Snapchatters from other countries will have to wait until the feature is released in their countries.
How to Remove Snapchat ‘My AI’ From Your Chat Feed
If you are not interested in the My AI feature, you can disable it and remove it from your chat feed. Snapchat allows you to clear My AI conversations and remove My AI entirely from your chat feed. Here is how you can remove My AI from your chat feed:
- Click your profile icon on the top-left of your feed.
- Click the Settings icon on the top-right corner.
- Go to Privacy Controls and click Clear Data.
- Select Clear Conversations and hit the “X” button to disable My AI from your feed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Snapchat AI Chatbot Store Conversations?
Yes, Snapchat AI stores conversations. The conversations remain in the feed until you delete them. However, if you are concerned about your data privacy, you can remove My AI from Snapchat using the steps mentioned above. This will delete your conversations and remove My AI.
What Other Data Can It Access?
My AI accesses your conversations and city-level location. This information is shared with My AI to improve your experience. It helps provide more relevant content to users and displays appropriate Snap products and personalized ads.
Conclusion – Snapchat’s My AI Chatbot
Snapchat’s My AI Chatbot is the latest feature of Snapchat. The feature has several pros and cons, but overall, My AI will improve the user’s experience on Snapchat. If you are a Snapchat+ user in the US, you can enjoy using this feature immediately. You can also provide your feedback to help Snapchat improve My AI.
Users from countries other than the US must wait until Snapchat rolls out this feature for other countries.