Android Shortcuts to your favorite parts of Pinterest

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  • More than 175 million people use Pinterest every month, with over half of them living outside the United States. And many of them are using Pinterest on their Android phones—in fact, Android users are the fastest growing group on Pinterest right now.

    To make it easier for these folks to get the most out of Pinterest, we’re doing things like building our Lens technology directly into the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Bixby. And today, we’re introducing app shortcuts for Android 7.1 or higher.

    Get right to the good stuff

    Tap open your Pinterest app, and you go to your home feed, just like always. But now if you long press the app, you’ll see four handy Pinterest shortcuts:

    Lens—discover ideas inspired by anything you point your camera at. 

    Explore—see which ideas are trending today.

    Saved—jump right to that recipe or any other idea you saved.

    Search—type in a search to find ideas on Pinterest.

    You can even move the shortcuts you use most right onto your home screen—just tap and drag the shortcut over.

    For those of you on iPhone, fear not: We’ll be rolling out new app icon shortcuts later this month. But for now, we hope these new tools help those of you on Android 7.1+ reach the parts of Pinterest you love most just a little bit faster!

    - Rahul Pandey, Android engineer, uses Pinterest to discover vegan desserts