August 29, 2023

ChatGPT Alternatives: AI Chatbots to Try When ChatGPT is Unavailable

The GPT Arena Team
ChatGPT Alternative Chatbots - Bing AI, Google Bard, Jasper

ChatGPT has taken the world by storm with its ability to create passable text for almost any prompt. However, its popularity has led to its servers often reaching capacity, leaving users stranded with an over-capacity message. But don't worry, if you find yourself unable to access ChatGPT, there are a few great ChatGPT alternatives that you can turn to. In this article, we've rounded up top options that you can try when ChatGPT is at capacity.

1. Microsoft's AI-powered Bing

While Microsoft's AI-powered Bing is a powerful tool, accessing it can be a bit tricky as users need to get approval to use it. If you do get access, be warned that Bing has sometimes been known to deliver strange, creepy answers. If you're curious but don't want to sign up, you can preview the tool on Bing's homepage by clicking "learn more" to a prompt about the new Bing coming down the pipeline.

2. Google's Bard

Google's Bard is another AI chatbot that could serve as an alternative to ChatGPT. However, it's currently only available to certain testers and there's likely to be a waitlist for access. While the performance of Bard has been underwhelming so far, it's still worth keeping an eye on for when full access is given to the public.

3. Jasper

Jasper is a bit different from ChatGPT, as it's focused more on business use. It promises to be an AI copywriter that can improve blogs, ad material, and social copy. While it will cost money, it could be a worthwhile investment for businesses that need help with their writing.

4. YouChat

YouChat is rough around the edges compared to ChatGPT, but it offers a similar function. The tool provides a slimmed-down version of ChatGPT's text creation abilities and includes sources it pulled from to give you an answer. While it's more of a search tool, it still does a decent job of responding to prompts.

5. ChatSonic

ChatSonic is a chatbot that offers a similar experience to ChatGPT, with the added marketing message of being a better version. However, it does come with a subscription fee of about $13 per month after a free trial.

6. DialoGPT

DialoGPT is a natural language processing model developed by Microsoft Research Asia. It has been trained on a massive amount of conversational data and can hold conversations on a variety of topics. While it doesn't have the same level of performance as ChatGPT, it is a good alternative when ChatGPT is at capacity.

7. Perplexity AI

Perplexity AI is another ChatGPT alternative that has been trained on OpenAI's API. The website is minimalist and easy to use, offering ChatGPT-like functionality, including the ability to hold conversations and provide simple to nuanced responses. Perplexity AI even cites the sources it is using to answer your queries, which is a nice feature, although it could accidentally lead to plagiarism. While it doesn't have the ability to remember past responses, it holds good conversations and is completely free to use without an account.

8. Replika

Replika is an AI chatbot that focuses more on companionship and relationships. It is powered by the GPT-3 language model and can use previous inputs about your life to tailor itself according to you. With Replika, you can talk about anything and everything, and the bot keeps a virtual diary in which it adds entries after specific conversations. You can play games with it, talk about your sun signs, and even video call the AI (provided you have a Pro Membership). While Replika's Pro membership is expensive, it offers a unique experience and a level of accuracy in its chats that improves over time.

9. Neeva AI

Neeva AI is an AI search engine that can search the internet for information. It allows you to perform web searches and shows answers in a user-friendly manner, without having to go through multiple search results. It even cites its sources in the summary, so you can easily visit the links if you want to delve deeper into an answer. Unlike ChatGPT, Neeva AI doesn't track you or serve ads in its searches. However, the ad-free experience is limited in the free version, and you'll have to subscribe to get unlimited ad-free search results.


When ChatGPT is at capacity, don't despair. There are other AI chatbots that you can use to fill the void. From Microsoft's AI-powered Bing to Google's Bard, Jasper, YouChat, and ChatSonic, there is a range of alternatives to try. While some of these chatbots may require a waitlist or a fee, they could be worth the investment for businesses or individuals who need help with their writing.

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