ChatGPT in 6 Steps: From Registration to the First Prompt

This is a basic step-by-step guide for beginners on how to access ChatGPT for the first time, covering the creation of an account, sending the first prompt, and a general idea to start using this incredible Artificial Intelligence.

1. First Access to ChatGPT

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The first step is to visit the ChatGPT website:
On this screen, you will find two buttons: Log in and Sign up.
Use “Log in” if you already have an account, so you can log in and use ChatGPT.
Use “Sign up” to create a new account for free, as described in the following steps.

2. Creating an Account

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Here you should choose the option you prefer to create an account: you can choose to use an email address and password, or link the registration to your Google, Microsoft, or Apple account.

3. Logging in for the First Time

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After registering, on your first access, ChatGPT will give you some tips and instructions:
Ask: as we will see next, you can ask ChatGPT any type of question, its database is vast, and the chances of it providing a useful answer are very high.
Don’t share confidential information: be careful never to send passwords or sensitive data during the use of ChatGPT, as your interactions may be reviewed (including by humans) and used to improve the system.
Fact-check: much of what ChatGPT responds with is accurate and useful, but yes, it can provide incorrect information and even make things up. Always review and validate the answers.

4. Writing the First Prompt

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Prompt is a term used to describe an instruction or command given to an artificial intelligence system, like ChatGPT. It’s the starting point for interaction and can be a question, a request to create something, a statement to start a conversation, or any other type of text input. Here’s the first example:
What is ChatGPT?
Notice that as soon as we send this prompt, it returns the response. From there, you can keep asking more and more. But be careful, ideally, you should not mix topics in the same conversation, as we will explain in step 6.

5. Using ChatGPT for Free

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When you register for ChatGPT, you can immediately start using the free version, which currently (as of the publication date of this step-by-step guide) uses the GPT 3.5 model. If you want to use the GPT-4 model and more features, you can upgrade to ChatGPT Plus, which currently costs USD $20/month.

6. Organizing Your Conversations

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To avoid confusion and maintain organization, you can create new chats whenever necessary. Chats are simply new conversations. This way, it’s easier to check the history, continue conversations at any time, or simply consult your interactions with ChatGPT.

There you have it! In 6 simple steps, you’ve created an account on ChatGPT and understood the basics to start using this AI.

A Little More About Prompts

ChatGPT can be used for a variety of natural language-related tasks. Here are some basic examples of prompts that you can use to interact with ChatGPT:

  1. General Questions:
    • “What is artificial intelligence?”
    • “Explain the concept of machine learning.”
    • “What are the benefits of automation?”
  2. Help with Tasks:
    • “Give me tips to improve productivity.”
    • “How can I learn programming?”
    • “Suggest some healthy recipes.”
  3. Content Creation:
    • “Write a short story about time travel.”
    • “Create a poem about nature.”
    • “Describe a futuristic scenario.”
  4. Technical Assistance:
    • “How to solve Wi-Fi connectivity issues?”
    • “Explain the concept of cryptocurrencies.”
    • “What’s the difference between HTML and CSS?”
  5. Character Simulation:
    • “Imagine you are a detective. Solve a fictional case.”
    • “Play the role of a robot discussing ethics.”
    • “How would an alien describe Earth?”
  6. Casual Conversation:
    • “How was your day?”
    • “What’s your favorite food?”
    • “Tell me a joke.”


This was a basic and step-by-step guide, designed for ChatGPT beginners, presenting the necessary steps to start using this natural language AI. If you’re just starting out, congratulations, you’ve taken the first step. In this blog, we will present a lot of content about ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence, starting from the basics and advancing further, so stay tuned!