Personalized news aggregation app Artifact is taking another step to become a place to discover interesting links of all sorts, not just the latest headlines. After last month adding a way to share organic posts as well as links of any sort through the service, the AI-powered app from Instagram’s co-founders is today adding a way to also share favorite places — like a restaurant, bar, shop or another place you want to recommend to friends.
Instagram co-founders’ app Artifact now lets you discover recommended places, too
The addition again changes the nature of the news app, which is rapidly morphing itself into a discovery engine for the broader web, if not a full-on Twitter/X competitor. It also allows Artifact users to better establish themselves as curators who can build a following on the app by sharing their recommendations, thoughts and, now, hot spots, too. The ability to share places is now a part of the posting experience on Artifact, which lets users press a plus “+” icon to post their own titles, text and images. At the time of its launch, Artifact-suggested posts could be used to share things like restaurant reviews, how-to guides, family recipes, app breakdowns, design inspo and more. The addition inched the app closer to X’s territory as it now became a place for organic content, with or without links. But while X has focused heavily on text-based posts over the year, Artifact recently added generative AI tools to add images to their posts in order to grab other users’ attention.
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