There is no need to go in circles about whether uploading different types of files to ChatGPT is possible.
The straightforward answer to this question is that there is a way; however, it is available only through third-party tools.
Those tools are extensions, third-party websites, plugins, etc.
This article will focus on explaining all possible ways you can upload different files to ChatGPT.
Keep on reading if you want to find out how it’s done.
Bonus read: How to make a table with ChatGPT
The ‘ChatGPT File Uploader Extended’ is compatible with a Chrome browser and allows you to upload documents like TXT, JS, PY, HTML, CSS, JSON, CSV, MD, TS, TSX, JSX, PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, and ZIP.
However, it cannot process files that contain images.
That is it; you will see that after a few moments, ChatGPT will generate a summary of the document file you’ve uploaded. In addition, you can proceed from there and keep asking questions, and ChatGPT will generate responses based on the file you’ve uploaded and your questions.
If the document you want to upload is big, you can adjust the chunk size by clicking on the settings icon and choosing your preferred size.
If your text or PDF document exceeds the word limit allowed within ChatGPT, you can use the third-party app BookGPT.
BookGPT is an app service that allows you to input an entire book and ask questions about its contents. It uses GPT-3 to give you answers based on that book’s content and can add a reference to the specific page number from where the information was found.
BookGPT processes the document using ChatGPT’s OpenAI API key, and here are the steps to see how it works;
The answer to your question will appear in the answer box to the right.
This is only available for ChatGPT Plus users, as they can upload and analyze all kinds of documents using the GPT-4 model and the ChatGPT plugins.
These are the steps you’ll need to take to utilize this option:
Also, read: How to use ChatGPT in Google Sheets
I hope that this article was a good assistance in helping you upload a file in ChatGPT. Now you know there are several ways to upload different types of files to ChatGPT and proceed to ask your questions as you wish.
Another important note is that you can also use the ChatGPT-powered Bing AI sidebar to analyze documents, as Microsoft has integrated it into its Edge browser. It is also known as the ‘Discover’ ChatGPT Bing Sidebar, able to analyze papers without them being uploaded.
It works by simply opening the document in MS Edge and pressing ‘CTRL +O’ to open the PDF file. Then open the Bing Sidebar and ask your questions.
ChatGPT cannot process large CSV files. It can still help you understand big data sets. One method you can use is to ask it to create a Python code.