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Number of ChatGPT Users (Jun 2024)

by Fabio Duarte
June 8, 2024

OpenAI’s ChatGPT has taken off in record-breaking fashion. 

The artificial intelligence chatbot has picked up millions of users in a very short space of time.

In this up-to-date article, we’ll explore just how many users ChatGPT currently has, along with other relevant data about the fast-growing AI platform.

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Top 5 ChatGPT User Statistics

  • ChatGPT currently has over 180 million users
  • In just 5 days, ChatGPT surpassed 1 million users
  • ChatGPT gets approximately 600 million visits per month
  • Around 65% of ChatGPT's social media traffic comes via YouTube
  • Around 12% of ChatGPT's users are American

How Many ChatGPT Users Are There?

According to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, 100 million weekly users flock to ChatGPT.

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And based on June 2024 data from Similarweb, ChatGPT attracts 627 million visitors each month.

Sources: ReutersSimilarweb

ChatGPT's Initial Growth

According to OpenAI, ChatGPT acquired 1 million users just 5 days after launching in November 2022.

By comparison, it took Instagram approximately 2.5 months to reach 1 million downloads. And Netflix had to wait around 3.5 years to reach 1 million users.

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Here’s a breakdown of the approximate time taken to reach 1 million users for various online services:

Online Service

Launch Year

Time Taken to Reach 1 Million Users

Threads

2023

1 hour

ChatGPT

2022

5 days

Instagram***

2010

2.5 months

Spotify

2008

5 months

Dropbox

2008

7 months

Facebook

2004

10 months

Foursquare***

2009

13 months

Twitter

2006

2 years

Airbnb**

2008

2.5 years

Kickstarter*

2009

2.5 years

Netflix

1999

3.5 years

* 1 million backers ** 1 million nights booked *** 1 million downloads

Incredibly, it’s estimated that ChatGPT hit 100 million monthly active users in January 2023. This made it the fastest-growing application in history until Threads took that crown in July 2023.

To put that into perspective, TikTok took 9 months to reach 100 million users. And Instagram took 2.5 years.

Sources: Statista, Reuters, Similarweb

ChatGPT User Growth

ChatGPT's traffic and usage has skyrocketed since launch.

The platform received approximately 152 million visitors in it's first month.

At it's peak in April 2024, the site was receiving nearly 2 billion visits each month (putting it on the short list of most visited websites in the world).

However, according to the latest available data, ChatGPT only gets a little over 600 million monthly visits. A fairly sharp drop off compared to the peak. 

Here's how ChatGPT monthly visits progressed over time:

Month Number of Visits Change Over Previous Month Change Over Previous Month (%)
November 2022 152.7 million - -
December 2022 266 million ↑ 113.3 million ↑ 74.2%
January 2023 616 million ↑ 350 million ↑ 131.58%
February 2023 1 billion ↑ 384 million ↑ 62.34%
March 2023 1.6 billion ↑ 600 million ↑ 60%
April 2023 1.8 billion ↑ 200 million ↑ 12.5%
May 2023 1.8 billion - -
June 2023 1.6 billion ↓ 200 million ↓ 12.5%
July 2023 1.5 billion ↓ 100 million ↓ 6.25%
August 2023 1.4 billion ↓ 100 million ↓ 6.67%
September 2023 1.5 billion ↑ 100 million ↑ 7.14%
October 2023 1.7 billion ↑ 200 million ↑ 13.33%
November 2023 1.7 billion - -
December 2023 1.6 billion ↓ 100 million ↓ 5.88%
January 2024 1.6 billion - -
February 2024 1.6 billion - -
March 2024 1.8 billion ↑ 200 million ↑ 12.5%
April 2024 1.8 billion - -
May 2024 637 million ↓ 1.2 billion ↓ 64.6 %

Source: Similarweb

ChatGPT User Stats

According to Similarweb, chat.openai.com has been visited approximately 600 million times over the last 30 days.

ChatGPT has a bounce rate of 32.36%.

Each ChatGPT visitor views an average of 3.89 pages per visit. And each user spends an average of 7 minutes and 32 seconds on the website.

Here’s how ChatGPT compares to other popular websites in terms of monthly visits and user interaction:

Website

Total Visits

Bounce Rate

Pages per Visit

Average Visit Duration

ChatGPT

600 million

38.5%

2.41

2 mins 59 secs

Google

83.33 billion

28.01%

8.78

10 mins 45 secs

YouTube

31.49 billion

22.1%

11.47

20 mins 9 secs

Facebook

15.65 billion

31.17%

9.43

10 mins 34 secs

Instagram

6.82 billion

35.93%

11.68

8 mins 20 secs

X

5.97 billion

31.91%

10.88

11 mins 5 secs

Baidu

4.51 billion

25.33%

7.81

4 mins 41 secs

Wikipedia

4.29 billion

59.24%

3.17

3 mins 55 secs

Yahoo

3.38 billion

33.89%

5.55

8 mins 44 secs

Yandex

3.18 billion

25.52%

8.89

9 mins 3 secs

WhatsApp

2.98 billion

40.96%

1.82

20 mins 9 secs

Amazon

2.18 billion

35.16%

9.56

6 mins 58 sec

Figures above are accurate as of Jun 6, 2024.

Source: Similarweb, Wikipedia

ChatGPT Traffic

Top Marketing Channels

Around 3 in 4 (70.56%) ChatGPT visits are direct. 

Organic searches are the second-most popular way to access ChatGPT (20.98% of traffic).

Here’s a breakdown of the most popular ChatGPT marketing channels:

Rank

Marketing Channel

Proportion of Traffic

1

Direct

70.56%

2

Organic Search

20.98%

3

Social

4.18%

4

Referrals

3.94%

5

Email

0.34%

6

Display Ads

0.00%

7

Paid Search

N/A

Social Media Traffic

In terms of social media traffic, YouTube is responsible for almost 1 in 2 visits (47.96%).

Here’s how other social media networks stack up:

Rank

Social Network

Proportion of Traffic

1

YouTube

47.96%

2

X (Formerly Twitter)

15.93%

3

WhatsApp

9.64%

4

Facebook

8.77%

5

Odnoklassniki.ru

8.21%

-

Others (combined)

9.5%

Top Keyword Traffic

The most commonly searched keyword is "chatgpt" with 35.32% of the searches per month.

This is followed by "chat gpt" with 34.92% of monthly searches.

Here's a breakdown of the most commonly used keywords that users use to find ChatGPT.

Rank

Keyword

Monthly Traffic

1

chatgpt 35.32%

2

chat gpt 34.92%

3

chatgpt.com 3.55%

4

paralax 2.51%

Source: Similarweb

ChatGPT by Region

No one country has more ChatGPT users than the US (31.1%).

Second-placed New Zealand (7.36%) has less than half as many ChatGPT users.

Together, the top five countries make up around one-third (33.36%) of all ChatGPT users 

Here’s the breakdown of ChatGPT users by region:

Rank

Country

Proportion of ChatGPT Users

1

US

31.1%

2

New Zeland

7.36%

3

Indonesia 5.86%

4

Japan 3.67%

5

Philippines 3.54%

-

Others (combined)

48.47%

Source: Similarweb

ChatGPT by Age

According to YouGov, 17% of 30 to 44-year-olds have used ChatGPT.

Similarly, 15% of 18 to 29-year-olds have used ChatGPT to generate text.

Around 1 in 10 (9%) of 45 to 64-year-olds and 5% of 65+ year-olds use ChatGPT.

However, far more people are aware of ChartGPT:

Level of ChatGPT Awareness

Age

18 to 29

30 to 44

45 to 64

65+

I’ve used it myself to generate text

15%

17%

9%

5%

I’ve seen text generated for someone else, but haven’t used it myself

48%

46%

27%

30%

I’ve never used or never seen anyone else use it

20%

31%

55%

59%

Not sure

17%

6%

8%

6%

Source: YouGov

OpenAI Model History

Since launching GPT-1 in 2018, OpenAI has expanded the number of parameters each subsequent model has.

The most recent model GPT-4o features the ability to interact using visual, text or audio inputs.

Here's a breakdown of OpenAI's model history:

Model Name Release Date Parameters
GPT-1 2018 117 million
GPT-2 2019 1.5 billion
GPT-3 2020 175 billion
InstructGPT 2022 1.3 billion
GPT-3.5 2022 200 billion
ChatGPT 2022 200 billion
GPT-4 2023 8x 220 billion
Code Interpreter 2023 -
GPT-4o 2024 -

Source: 365DataScience

Conclusion

ChatGPT’s overnight success has blown previous user growth figures out of the water.

And based on current data, the AI chatbot’s success looks set to continue.

For more related statistics, take a look at Top ChatGPT AlternativesTop AI Trends, and Amazing Artificial Intelligence Statistics.