ChatGPT Plugins

Teemu Maatta
3 min readMar 23

Plugins enable third parties to build on top of ChatGPT platform with web browser & code generation included.

Photo by Justin Morgan on Unsplash


OpenAI released today ChatGPT Plugins¹. The new feature includes built in web browser and code interpreter — I think impacting a heavy way on how internet is used today. OpenAI is apart open sourcing knowledge retrieval plugin, to let developers build on top of it.

Plugins integrate inside ChatGPT:

  • Taking actions: reserve a restaurant, hotel rooms, etc
  • Real-time services like sports scores or weather information.
  • Include knowledge from documentation: a contract, process etc.

Few plugins are already available: Expedia, FiscalNote, Instacart, KAYAK, Klarna, Milo, OpenTable, Shopify, Slack, Speak, Wolfram, and Zapier. Most interestingly, developers can built their own plugin inside the platform — enabling major market opportunity.

Let’s take a closer look!

ChatGPT Plugins

The best way to start building Plugins is via the waitlist³, because it lets alpha-testers to share their plugins with additional 15 testers. OpenAI will later enable a “Submit plugins for review”-form to add new plugins. So, the waitlist gives a head up for developers.

Plugins will be discoverable from: Plugins from the model picker. Scroll to “Plugin store” — “Install an unverified plugin” or add as developer a new plugin by “Develop your own plugin”.

ChatGPT users will need to manually enable a plugin in their ChatGPT User Interface (UI). In this step, the Plugins may enable the OAuth-authentication particular for the plugin.

OpenAI will add a hidden description for user prompts including:

  • Plugin description,
  • Endpoints,
  • Examples.

Create a Plugin

Plugins are created in the following way:

  • Build your plugin — start by modifying the“Retrieval”-plugin
  • Host your plugin manifest-file —
  • Register your plugin in ChatGPT UI — select hosting…
Teemu Maatta

Author (+200k views) in Artificial General Intelligence. Prompt Engineer. Madrid.

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