ChatGPT’s Mention feature (“@”) is like commanding an army of AI bots (GPTs) ready at your beck and call, available all inside one chat conversation.
Out of nowhere, on January 26th, 2024, ChatGPT released this new beta feature. This feature is not available to everyone yet and is only on ChatGPT Plus. So, even if you are a subscriber, if you don’t see it in your account yet, please don’t drown in a pool of your own tears. Just be patient.
I’ve only been using it for one day, but I can already see its huge potential for saving time and reducing the need for additional chat windows.
What is the ChatGPT @ Mention Feature?
Do you know how you often have to go back and forth between different ChatGPT conversations with different GPTs to complete a project or task?
Well, those days might be numbered.
The ChatGPT Mentions feature solves that problem. It allows you to have one streamlined conversation/chat window with as many GPTs as you’d like. All you have to do is call them.
Next, I’ll show you how to make that call. It’s even easier than using your shoe.
How do You Use the ChatGPT @ Mention Feature?
I thought you’d never ask.
It’s really f’ing simple.
This is how you use the feature:
- Start a conversation in ChatGPT. Use any GPT or model you want. It doesn’t matter.
- Type “@” into the message box.
- From there, search for the GPT you’d like to bring into the conversation.
- Click on the one you want.
- Ask your (most likely dumb) question.
Call on as many GPTs as you want, all in one conversation, using this strategy.
An Exciting Example of the Mention Feature in Action!
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the very first Run The Prompts Mentions conversation in ChatGPT.
In this chat, you’ll see multiple infamous GPTs that pretty much nobody is using yet, all made by yours truly. The GPTs are: I’m Offended!, Beavis & Butthead, Bro Bot, and Human Being. I just can’t provide a link to the Beavis & Butthead GPT due to copyright reasons.
Clearly, this is just a fun/light example of the feature at work. Here’s a more professional use case: let’s say you need to write a letter to your landlord to try and convince him not to evict you. You fire up the GPT you use that helps you write letters. Then, you call a realistic image generator GPT to create an image of a guy crying to include in your letter to pull on their heartstrings. After that, you call on a lawyer GPT to ensure it complies with the law. To wrap it up, you call on Proofreader Pro to proofread it for you. And just like that, you won’t get evicted from your trailer!
Wrapping It Up
ChatGPT Mentions (“@”) is a really neat feature. It’s a powerful tool to explore the full capabilities of different GPT models, all at the same time. As we continue to witness the rapid evolution of AI, ChatGPT keeps the sweet drugs pumping.
The only downside to Mentions is that I’ve found it to be buggy at times. Like any beta product, it will take time to perfect.
In the future, my hope is this feature expands to allow us to ask a question to multiple GPTs all at once without pinging them separately. I’m sure that one is coming.
How are you liking this new feature? Let me know in the comments section below. Also, remember to prompt the planet!