Since we announced our new look, we’ve gotten lots of feedback from our community about things you love, things you miss, and things that could make Pinterest even better. Thanks to you, we’ve made some changes that we want to share with you today.
Stuff we’ve brought back. Hooray!
-See it now: After pinning, you can check out related boards or go straight to your pin by clicking “See it now.”
-Pinned from: Lots of you told us you missed the “via” feature, because it helped you find other people with tastes like yours. Now when you click on a pin, you can see who it was pinned from.
-Mentions: You can mention your friends in pin descriptions and comments by typing “@” before their name.
-Find friends: You can see which of your Facebook and Twitter friends are on Pinterest.
Stuff we’ve improved:
-More notifications: Recent Activity got an upgrade! It’s now located in the upper right corner. You’ll know when someone follows you or your boards; repins, likes or comments on your pin; or mentions you. You can even see older notifications.
-Better search: Now we’ll suggest search keywords as you type. If you’re looking for “bacon,” you might see suggestions like “bacon roses” or “bacon desserts” (Yum.)
-New pins (coming soon): We’ll let you know when new pins have been added to your home feed.
Stuff we’re still thinking about…
We know there are other things you’d like to see on Pinterest—like the ability to rearrange your pins, search for your pins, know when you’ve pinned something already, or create a board within a board.
We take these suggestions to heart, but it’s tricky to make them work for everyone. Some people don’t have a lot of pins, for example, so they don’t need boards within boards. We’re listening, though, and we’ll keep looking for ways to organize your stuff on Pinterest.
Thanks so much for sticking it out with us as we work together to make Pinterest better. We hope you like these updates, and keep that feedback coming!
P.S. We’re still rolling out the new look to everyone. If you haven’t gotten it yet, you can click on the “Get it now” button located at the top of your home feed.
—Cory Carpenter, Product Manager, Currently obsessed with pinning to Ideas for bedtime stories
If you have a blog or website and want to let people know you’re on Pinterest, buttons and widgets are great ways to show off your pins!
Our button and widget builder makes it super easy to share pins on your site.
To show your profile and some of your recent pins, use the profile widget:
To show your favorite board, use the board widget:
To show one of your pins, use the pin widget so people can repin directly from your site:
You can also use this handy builder to add the follow or Pin It button, so that people can follow you on Pinterest or easily pin images from your site.
If you run into any issues with adding these features, check out this help article for troubleshooting tips.
—Kent Brewster, Widgeteer, Currently obsessed with pinning to Top Bar Bees
Did you know you can pin from anywhere on the web, even if you don’t see a Pin It button on the site?
The Pin It button for browsers is a handy little tool that allows you to pin from websites, even if you’re not on Pinterest.
Let’s say you discover something you want to pin but there’s no Pin It button on the page. The Pin It button for browsers lets you easily save the things you love, by allowing you to pin from anywhere on the web directly to your Pinterest boards.
The Pin It button also helps pinners pin the right things, by supplying attributions with default descriptions from sources like Flickr and Etsy, and will warn you if you’re on one of the few pages on the Internet from which pins should not be made.
It works all browsers, so you can take it with you anywhere!
To add the Pin It button for your browser, follow the instructions in our help center.
After installing, go to the page you’d like to pin from and click the new Pin It button in your browser’s toolbar. You’ll be ready to pin to your heart’s content.
—Kent Brewster, Widgeteer, Currently obsessed with pinning to High Five.
Earlier this week, we announced that we’d be adding some features from our new look to our mobile apps. Here’s a little more about these updates.
Pinterest App for iPhone and iPad: Version 2.3
Today, we released the newest version of our apps for iPhone and iPad in iTunes. This update includes:
-“People who pinned this also pinned”: As we mentioned in our last blog post, this feature is designed to help you discover more pins you might like.
-Profile Edit: Now you can make changes to your Pinterest profile on-the-go.
-The new look on iPad: Just like on the web, you can now enjoy the same, simplified design on your tablet.
Pinterest App for Android: Version 1.4
The latest version of our Android app is also available in Google Play. This update includes the “people who pinned this also pinned” feature as well.
We hope you like these updates. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Happy (mobile) pinning!
—Naveen Gavini, Software Engineer, Currently obsessed with pinning to visit.
In January, we asked a small group of pinners to test a new look designed to make discovering things on Pinterest easier. Since then, we’ve talked to some of these folks, analyzed their feedback, and made a few changes.
Today, we’re thrilled to start sharing the new look with everyone. You should see an invitation soon.
New discovery features
We added a few new things to the close-up view of pins to help you discover things you love that you might not have known about otherwise, including:
-Pins from the same board: You can explore the entire board without leaving the page you’re on.
-Pins from the same source: Here you’ll find other things pinned from the same website.
-People who pinned this also pinned: This is literally what it says it is. Clever, we hope. We’ll be updating our Android and iOS apps soon to include this.
We wanted to make things simpler and cleaner, without requiring you to learn anything new. What you’ll find are some subtle but useful changes, like bigger pins, so you see more of what you love.
We also responded to some feedback from pinners who told us they hated losing their place while browsing. Now, when you scroll through pins and click on something that interests you, the back button lands you right back where you were no matter how far you’ve gone.
Finally, we rebuilt the foundation on which the website is built. This makes Pinterest more reliable for you and easier to improve for us.
Share your thoughts
Thanks so much to everyone who tested our ideas and gave us invaluable feedback along the way. If you have any other feedback or comments, please leave them below.
—Jason Wilson, Lead Product Designer, Currently obsessed with pinning to photography.