Artifact, from Instagram co-founders, is available to everyone
We’re used to seeing former members of major companies spin off and start their own ventures. Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger started a company called Artifact, and its app is now available to everyone.
Artifact is a news curation app with the simple goal of giving you news articles based on your interests. A large part of the company’s marketing is that it uses artificial intelligence to deliver your news. It aims to give you exactly the kind of articles that you need without the noise.
This sounds like an interesting idea, but the app wasn’t ready for mass downloading just yet. You needed to join a waitlist if you wanted to gain access to the app. This was unfortunate for people who were excited about the app.
Fortunately, Artifact is now available for everyone to download
People who are tired of waiting for this app to make it to everyone should rejoice. Kevin Systrom just posted a tweet letting us know that the wait is now over. It was accompanied by a sizzle reel showing a little of what the app is about.
As stated before, it’s an article curation app that gives you articles about only what you want to see. When you get the app, you can enter it and start reading articles. However, if you want to transfer your data to another device, you have the ability to create an account. It’s not the whole email address and password shebang. You only need to use your phone number.
Then, you’re able to pick 10 or more topics that you want to receive articles about. At the moment, there are 54 topics that you can choose from. These include tech, science, TV & Movie, celebrities, cars, fashion, and so on. You have to pick at least 10 when you’re setting up your profile, but you can adjust your selection later.
After you set up your profile, you’ll see a main feed of articles that are curated by your reading history. Also, if you only want to read articles about a specific topic, you can select one of the tabs up top.
This is a useful app if you want to keep up to date with the latest headlines. Click on the link below to download it for the Google Play Store.