ChatGPT Plus vs Copilot from Microsoft: Prices, features, other key differences you need to know

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ChatGPT Plus vs Copilot from Microsoft has been the talk of the town for quite some time. Both powered by the latest AI tech, these AI assistance tools can do wonders such as generating text, translating languages, writing different kinds of creative content, and answering questions in an informative way. 

We get it: it can be confusing to keep up with all the names. There’s Copilot and Copilot Studio, also another thing called Microsoft 365 Copilot. Then, there are Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise, which have also been rebranded to Copilot not too long ago. 

One of the biggest differences between ChatGPT Plus and Copilot is the prices. ChatGPT Plus costs $20 per month, while Copilot from Microsoft will be $30 per user per month for Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard, and Business Premium users. 

Being a direct OpenAI product, of course, ChatGPT Plus is powered by the latest GPT-4 Turbo. Copilot still currently has GPT-4, but recent development suggests that the team over at Redmond still “needs to iron out a few kinks” to get Turbo to Copilot.

ChatGPT Plus has a limit of 40 messages per three hours, while Copilot is capped at 30 messages per conversation. Both will also have the Code Interpreter feature as Copilot has just rolled out the first version of it not too long ago. 

But ChatGPT Plus has some limitations, although it’s superior when it comes to DALL-E 3 image generation. It’s relatively slower than Copilot when it comes to web searching, and its voice typing ability is only available on mobile while on Copilot, it will be on both PC & mobile versions once the latter is rolled out.