Article last updated on:
November 28, 2023

Wondering if Notion AI is able to browse the internet?

The answer is no — it cannot.

Let’s see the reason for that.

Reason: Why Notion AI can’t browse the internet

Notion AI isn’t able to browse the internet because:

  1. It is a trained AI model based on existing data
  2. The most recent data is from 2021
  3. This data is already established — it doesn’t refresh in real time
Notion AI cannot browse the internet

Essentially, Notion AI is a wrapper of GPT 3.5, so it cannot update.

That is unless Notion AI doesn’t upgrade to GPT-4, which is currently impossible.

OpenAI keeps the GPT-4 AI just for themselves.

Meaning? Apps like Notion cannot use GPT-4 for their AI chatbots.

Alternative: How to browse the internet with AI

If you want to browse the internet with AI, you have two options that really the same:

  • ChatGPT Plus: For $20/month, you can use GPT-4 to browse the internet in real time
  • Bing: Runs on less-powerful version of GPT-3.5 with OpenA’s API
Switching to ChatGPT-4 Browse with Bing

See what we mean? Both ChatGPT + Bing use each other, so it’s essentially the same thing.

If you find all this GPT terminology confusion, you can read our guide explaining every GPT model.


Hope this guide answered your question!

If and when there will be an option to use Notion AI and the internet at the same time, we’ll be sure to update this guide.

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Thank you for reading this,

Ch David and Daniel

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David, the head editor at, has four years of experience in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Join David and the team and explore AI tools and contributing to the creation and curation of AI educational content.