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Artifact news app adds emoji reactions and flagging articles as clickbait

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Image credit : Artifact The news app Artifact, founded by the creators of Instagram, debuted a new set of features on Monday that let users report clickbait items, emoji their reactions, and share articles as photos. The three-dot menu in the article view or a long press in the feed view are the new ways to use the clickbait flag feature to identify articles that are deceptive. According to the business, it would utilize these findings as indicators to "better prioritize helpful articles over misleading ones." Until now, the app allowed users to report an article with reasons such as “spam,” “paywall,” “broken image or link,” “I just don’t like it”, “too many ads” and “false or misleading information.” It’s not clear how the company plans to separate some of these signals from clickbait. [caption id="attachment_175887" align="aligncenter" width="680"]Artifact news app Image credit : Artifact[/caption] As the business has only recently released the tool, it is now gathering data to determine how to use it most effectively, Kevin Systrom told TechCrunch. “Currently we are in data collection mode. We launched the reporting tool today and in the coming weeks, we’ll decide how best to use it to benefit users. As you might imagine, there’s a fair amount of noise in these signals so we’re being thoughtful about it,” he said. [caption id="attachment_175888" align="aligncenter" width="680"]Artifact news app Image credit : Artifact[/caption] In order to prevent any articles from being accidentally deleted or changed, Systrom said that Artifact is currently carefully assessing clickbait reports. The other two features are also nice-to-haves. Users can now use one of six emojis like “thumbs up,” “heart,” “laughing face,” “angry face,” “amused face” and “sad face” in response to an article. Also read : Artifact – A new service by Instagram’s co-founders that is like TikTok for news By enabling users to share articles directly as images with several card options that include the source name and synopsis, the app has also increased the sharing of articles. Users have the option of saving the content as an image or instantly sharing it on Instagram stories. Additionally, they can choose a passage of text from an article to send as a photo card.

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