ChatGPT Error “You’ve Reached the Current Usage Cap for GPT-4” Is Suggesting New Subscription Fees

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For the first time ever since using ChatGPT, I have received an error saying that I’ve reached the usage cap. Here’s the entire message that you might be getting too:

You’ve reached the current usage cap for GPT-4, please try again after *time differs from user to user*.”

GPT Usage Error
No, I’m not usually asking ChatGPT for jokes, but this message fit in just fine!

And there is a “Learn more” button where you are basically told that OpenAI is considering adding new subscription levels “or something else”. Thank you, very useful!

Worst part? The current cap is “dynamically set” to mix and match the system’s performance with demand.

Here’s the actual wording:

We’re currently dynamically adjusting usage caps for GPT-4 as we learn more about demand and system performance.

This adjustment means that you might not even get the 50 prompts per 3 hours that was considered the norm for ChatGPT Plus users on GPT-4, after the amount of prompts was increased in March 2023 from 25.

It’s difficult for me to say how many prompts I actually used, since I was playing with the recently released feature and trying to create a custom GPT.

There was a lot of finetuning involved, plenty of network errors and failed responses… all of them probably counting towards my “dynamically generated” cap.

I’m not saying that I necessarily had less than 50 prompts although it did seem like that.

What I am saying is that now that Sam Altman left OpenAI, we might see more of the corporate greed – and fight for profits in terms of new subscription models.

Interestingly, though, simply searching for this GPT-4 Usage Cap error, you can find that there’s plenty of recent discussion on the topic.

So unless this everybody’s trying to create custom GPTs and they’re going through hell to do it or magically started to use the AI more often, the dynamically generated user cap might have just gone down a little bit.

It would be nice to know exactly how many prompts we’re allowed per 3-hour periods (or whatever periods of time they come up with). And have a counter that shows you how many you have left.

There seems to be no way of fixing the “You’ve reached the current usage cap for GPT-4” error – unless you consider waiting a fix.

Sure, you can use the older GPT 3.5 model, but that’s not why you’re paying your monthly fee.

Hopefully this gets fixed soon in an user-friendly way. Until then, it’s extremely frustrating to know that you always risk losing access to GPT-4 just before getting an important prompt answered.

Are you getting this frustrating “You’ve reached the current usage cap for GPT-4” message? How do you think the company should deal with it – introduce new subscription plans ASAP, increase the cap for the already paying users or… what?


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