The ChatGPT chat history feature has been temporarily disabled after a bug exposed brief descriptions of other users’ conversations to people on the service.
One Reddit user posted a photo showing descriptions of several ChatGPT conversations they said weren’t their own, while someone else on Twitter posted a screenshot of the same bug.
Thankfully, only the chat titles were only visible – not the full chats.
In response to Bloomberg, OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, issued a statement confirming that they were aware of the issue and had temporarily disabled ChatGPT.
So what caused this to happen? Is the AI chatbot already sending out cries for help?
Well, no, an open-source software bug seems to be the culprit here, but OpenAI is still investigating the root cause.
For now, the ChatGPT chat history feature is still disabled, even though the outage only lasted ten hours, according to the company’s incident report.
So if you’re one of the many people wondering when you can start diving back into your old conversations, it looks like we’ll have to sit tight and wait for further updates from the company.
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