Shared Links in ChatGPT: A New Tool for Prompt Engineering Collaboration

Shared Links in ChatGPT: A New Tool for Prompt Engineering Collaboration

OpenAI recently unveiled a noteworthy enhancement to the ChatGPT platform: the Shared Links feature. This tool is designed to streamline the process of sharing ChatGPT interactions by replacing the need for screenshots or copying and pasting text.

Key Features of Shared Links:

  • Snapshot of Conversations: When a link is shared, it offers a static view of the conversation up to that point, which means subsequent interactions with the AI aren’t included.
  • Identity Options: Users have the flexibility to share links either anonymously or to include their name as the chat’s originator.
  • Link Functionality: If the originating conversation is removed, the associated shared link will no longer be operational.
  • Accessibility: While there is currently no feature to limit shared link access, anyone in possession of the link can view the conversation. Importantly, these links are not indexed by search engines.

How to Create a Shared Link: Within the ChatGPT platform, users will find a new icon situated between the existing edit and delete icons:

creating a shared link in ChatGPT

Clicking this icon reveals an interface to copy the link, facilitating its distribution via various channels. Those who wish to associate their name with the link can do so through a simple additional step:

Share Link to Chat

One useful aspect of shared links is their potential to serve as templates for subsequent interactions. For instance, a travel itinerary prompt can be designed to request specific parameters from the user, leading to tailored outputs based on individual needs. As a demonstration, consider this shared link to a travel prompt. Users can input their criteria, resulting in a customized travel plan.

As the field of prompt engineering continues to mature, and concerted efforts are made to optimize outcomes from large language models, shared links promise to be an indispensable tool. They not only simplify sharing but also can be a robust way to extend AI conversations. The shared links provide context, allowing users to build upon previous interactions, which can be a powerful asset across various applications, including customer support, collaborative projects, and tailored learning modules.