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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pin Tip: Pin on the go with iOS 8

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Good news: Pinning from your iPhone just got easier! Now you can add the Pin It button to your phone and Pin right from your mobile browser.

Make sure you’ve downloaded the Pinterest app, then get your Pin It button set up:

1. Update your phone to iOS 8
2. From Safari or Chrome, tap the Share button
3. Swipe to the left and tap More
4. Tap to turn on Pinterest
5. Drag Pinterest up if you want to reorder your menu

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Now the Pin It button is always just a tap away. Reading a must-save article? Found that desk chair you’ve been hunting for? Go back to the Share button, tap your new Pin It button, swipe to find the best image, and Pin it.

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Then get right back to what you were doing—your new Pin will be waiting for you in the Pinterest app.

Steven Ramkumar, currently Pinning to Toronto Spots

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Get ready for a Fashion Week surprise…

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What if you could get style advice from an international fashion icon? That’s exactly what we’ve got in store for later this week when the new collections are unveiled in New York. We’ve asked a prominent (and still top secret!) trendsetter to highlight the best from this season’s runway shows right on Pinterest. She’ll share the latest from the runway, along with tips on where to buy similar looks to add to your own everyday collection. After NYC, she’ll also make best-of boards for London and Paris to help you bring catwalk styles from around the world to your closet.

Ready for the big reveal? You’ll have to wait until we unveil our special guest, along with hand-picked boards on our Pin Picks style guide this Friday, September 12th. Stay tuned!

Heather Dickinson, Head of International Communications, currently Pinning to Fashion Fling.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

An inspiring new look for your Chrome browser

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Now you can start your day off with a little inspiration from Pinterest. All you have to do is get Pinterest Tab for Chrome—it’s totally free, and only takes a minute to set up. Then each time you open a tab or new window in your Chrome browser, you’ll be greeted with a new and inspiring full-color Pin.

Choose what kinds of Pins you see

Your Pinterest Tab is packed with high-resolution photos from art-collecting and education resource Artsy, photo community 500px, and National Geographic’s photo community Your Shot, so there’s plenty to choose from. Awesome art, great moments in sports, funny photos…whatever you want. And you get something new each tab you open. Best of all, each photo is a Pin, which means you click through to Pinterest and visit the original site it came from to learn more.

Your calendar’s there, too, so you’re all organized and ready to kick off your day.

Pin things around the web

If you want to learn more about one of the Pins you see in Tab, just click to get more details, or even Pin it for yourself.

You can also Pin anything you find around the web. When you come across a webpage you want to save, just click the Pin It button, which you’ll find in the top-right corner your Chrome browser toolbar.

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Where Pinterest Tab got its start

Every once in awhile Pinterest hosts a Make-a-thon, where employees put aside their regular projects and spend 24 hours developing something completely new and different, just to see where it takes them.

That’s exactly how this project got its start: just me, a small group of dedicated Pinterest employees and a whole lot of coffee. When the sun came up, we had the raw beginnings of Pinterest Tab. After sharing it with the rest of our company, and getting lots of smiles and great feedback, now it’s ready for you to play with. We hope you find it as fun and inspiring as we do.

Give Pinterest Tab a try!

Ludo Antonov, Software Engineer, currently Pinning to Coffee.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Follow the Emmys tonight on Pinterest

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The 66th annual Emmy awards are here, and the ceremony’s rolling into your Pinterest feed. Whether you’re a True Detective disciple or a die-hard Breaking Baddie, keep Pinterest nearby for a peak behind the curtain.

Follow The 66th Primetime Emmys board and tune in at 8 ET / 5 PT on NBC to get a closer look at the most creative celebs and presenters in the business. As the night unfolds, keep refreshing the board to see a live stream of Pins and discover all kinds of unexpected tidbits about your favorite nominees, presenters and winners. And the Emmys don’t have to end when the show’s over—save anything that inspires you by Pinning it to a board.

—Anna Bofa, Partnerships, currently Pinning to If I was a celebrity…

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Get a little news with your notifications

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Updated on September 8, 2014: 




Rolling out News to everybody starting today:



After a couple weeks of testing, and listening closely to everybody’s helpful comments, the News tab is now available for everyone across the web and mobile. If you don’t see it yet, keep your eyes peeled—it should be arriving soon.

If you’re on mobile, you may notice a new section in your notifications called “News.”

Your News tab gives you a snapshot of what’s up with your Facebook friends and all the different Pinners, brands and boards you follow.You’ll discover things like the latest projects people are collecting Pins for, or interesting companies they’ve found to follow. (The one thing you won’t see are Pins that people save to their secret boards—as always, those are totally under wraps.)

We’ll be testing out the News section over the next few weeks, so if you have any feedback, please do let us know what you think.

Cat Lee, Product Manager, currently Pinning to Foodie dreams.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Create video collections on Pinterest with Vevo

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Looking for a new way to enjoy the sounds of summer?

With the new Vevo player, you can discover, save and watch your favorite music videos right on Pinterest. And when you’re on Vevo.com or the Vevo iOS app, you can save videos to your Pinterest board—just tap the share icon, then the Pinterest button.

Create a visual mixtape today with music videos, original shows, live concerts and more. To get started, check out Vevo’s video collections—Top of the Charts is my favorite!

Follow Vevo’s board Top of the Charts on Pinterest.

Follow Vevo’s board VMAs 2014: The Nominees on Pinterest.

Follow Vevo’s board Ain’t Nothing but the Old School on Pinterest.

Follow Vevo’s board 11 Live Nirvana Performances You Have to See on Pinterest.

Follow Vevo’s board Country Music Happy Hour on Pinterest.

Vaishali Parekh, currently Pinning to 20/20 Experience.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Start a conversation about a Pin

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Every day, people send more than two million Pins. Sending a Pin is a great way to let someone know you found something they’d love. We wanted to make it easier for you to have a good old fashioned conversation about those Pins. So now, when someone shoots you a Pin, you’ll be able to reply with a message or send a Pin back!

More good news: you can also send Pins and messages to multiple people. Say you’re organizing a camping trip with friends—try sending Pins to the whole gang so you can figure out where to go and what meals to make. If you need a reminder of who’s bringing what, just pull up the conversation right from your notifications.

We hope this will help you plan projects, swap creative ideas and share your best discoveries with each other.

To learn more about sending and replying to Pins, see it in action.

—Tom Watson, Product Designer, currently Pinning to Tiny

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Follow whatever looks interesting

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You may notice something new the next time you visit one of your favorite categories on Pinterest: now each category has a whole new selection of specialized interests to explore. You can even follow along to get Pins from other people who share that same interest delivered right to your home feed.

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So if you go to our great Outdoors category today, now you’ll see related interests like Hiking, Camping and Running right at the top of the page. Dive into Hiking and you’ll discover all kinds of Pins from other hike-minded Pinners. While you’re there, you can navigate your way through to Canoeing, Rock Climbing and other topics hikers tend to enjoy. And so on, and on…and on.

Who knows? You may even discover a few new things you didn’t even realize you were into along the way.

Get a fresh supply of Pins from Pinners like you

When you find a topic where people are Pinning lots of stuff you like, click or tap the Follow button and a selection of those very Pins will start appearing in your home feed. That way there’s always something interesting waiting for you whenever you drop by Pinterest.

If you ever want to stop seeing these Pins, just go back to the interest to Unfollow. Or you can always manage your interests in the newly updated Following section of your profile, where you’ll now also see all the boards and Pinners you follow.

We’ll be rolling this out in English to start with, and it will be available on Android, iPhone, iPad and the web. If you don’t see it yet, just wait—it should be arriving soon!

—Ningning Hu, Software Engineer, currently Pinning to The World

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Follow the (live!) red carpet looks at the ESPYs

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The red carpet is rolled out, fans are screaming, the cameras are flashing and it’s award season all over again. But tonight when the limos pull up, instead of George and Julia, you’re more likely to see LeBron and Serena. This is the ESPYs, ESPN’s annual awards show, when the biggest names come together to give props to the players, teams and moments that made this a wow-worthy year in sports.

But there’s a twist! For the first time ever, ESPN and espnW are Pinning live from the red carpet so you can see, in real time, how your favorite athletes and celebs clean up for a night out. There are some big names in the house—from host Drake, to presenters like tennis ace Maria Sharapova, 49er Colin Kaepernick, boxer Floyd Mayweather and actors like Jason Segel and Jessica Alba.

To get in on this, follow ESPYs on the Red Carpet for real-time Pins in your home feed as the show starts tonight, July 16th at 6pm PST. Even if you can’t settle in to watch, you’ll still get to see your sports heroes turn into style icons for a night.

—Anna Bofa, Partnerships, currently Pinning to Ahhmazing Moments in Sports

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Proud to Pin

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It’s been a momentous year for the LGBT community. An unlikely hero brought down DOMA, a St. Louis Rams defensive end came out as gay, and a bearded drag queen won Europe’s biggest music competition. Currently, same-sex marriage is legal in 20 U.S. states, including Washington D.C., with Utah being the most recent.

We have a lot to be proud of. Toronto kicked off World Pride 2014 last week, and Pinterest is celebrating with a pub crawl in San Francisco tonight.

But there’s still work to be done. Stay connected by following the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD on Pinterest. Here are some of my favorite boards on Pinterest to discover LGBT news, history and project ideas.

How far we’ve come

Follow Fil Pat’s board Gay History on Pinterest.


Ideas for your wedding

Follow Gigi LaFemme’s board Lesbian Wedding Ideas on Pinterest.


Follow equallywed.com’s board Real Weddings: Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Queer on Pinterest.


LGBT News

Follow G Philly’s board Gay News 2014 on Pinterest.


Follow Transgender Resources’s board Trans* News & Media on Pinterest.


So you can sissy that walk!

Follow Stormy Nytz’s board Drag makeup ideas on Pinterest.


For your next kiki

Follow Shelia Miller’s board Pride Month Ideas on Pinterest.

Happy Pride!

—Victor Ng, Brand Designer, currently Pinning to Proud Mary

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