Getting Started with ChromeGPT

ChromeGPT is a powerful ChatGPT Chrome extension. But to get the most out of it, you need to know how to use it. In this getting started guide, we're going to cover the basic steps of getting started with ChromeGPT. Specifically, we'll cover:

  • Where to find our extension
  • How to login to ChromeGPT
  • How to setup your first prompt in the prompt library

Where To Find Our Extension

When you install a Chrome Extension, they are often hidden by default. Therefore, it's import that you understand how to "pin" an extension. "Pinning" an extension, simply adds it to your browser toolbar so you can quickly and easily interact with our extension popup.

So how do you "pin" an extension?

Step 1: Pin The Extension

In the top right corner of the Google Chrome browser, you will see a "puzzle" icon. Clicking on the puzzle icon will show you a list of extensions you currently have enabled on your browser.

Next to each extension, you will see a "pushpin" icon. Clicking the "pushpin" icon will "pin" the icon to your toolbar so that it's always visible.

Here is a GIF showing what the process looks like.

Step 2: Open The Popup

By default, when you click on the ChromeGPT extension icon, it opens a "Popup". The popup has 2 possible states. To open the popup, click on the extension icon as shown in the image below.

Logged Out: If you are logged out of the extension, the popup will contain a login form.

Logged In: If you are logged in, the popup will contain options and a chat history.

Logged Out State

Logged In State

Logging Into ChromeGPT

When you signed up for ChromeGPT, you were required to create a username and password.

The sign up screen looked something like the image below. If you don't remember your username and password, you can always contact support for help or reset your password from our login page.

Once you've located your username and password, click the extension icon to open our extension popup. You should see the login screen where you can enter your username and password.

Setup Your First Prompt In Your Prompt Library

Now is where the magic happens. It's time to start creating powerful prompts that allow you to highlight text, right-click, and select your AI prompts.

Step 1: Click on the extension icon in your toolbar to open the popup.

Step 2: Once the popup appears. Click on "View Prompt Library".

This will take you to your prompt library. At the beginning, it will look like the image below.

Step 3: Create your first prompt to your prompt library. You'll see a place to enter a "Title" and a "Prompt".

Title: This is what shows up when you highlight text and right-click. In the example below, "Summarize Article" is the prompt title.

Prompt: The prompt is what you want artificial intelligence to do with the text you've highlighted. In the image below you can see that the prompt tells AI to "Please summarize the following text in a concise, easy-to-understand way". 

Step 4: Save your prompt and test it out. The end result is the ability to highlight an article, right-click, and select "Summarize". In just a moment, you'll have an AI powered summary of the content at your fingertips.

Below is an example of it in action.

Step 5: Continue to interact with AI. After you receive your AI-generated summary, you can continue to interact with it by asking additional questions in the chat box.

Now that you know how to add prompts to your prompt library, you can add as many as you want and rearrange them by dragging and dropping them using the handle next to the Title field.

Ready to learn more? Learn how to write good ChatGPT prompts to get the best results.