Try it yourself with how-to Pins

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  • One of the main reasons people come to Pinterest is to find ideas they’re excited to try for the first time. In fact, 75% of people say Pinterest is the best place to find new interests, and 67% said it’s the place they come to express creativity.

    Today we’re introducing how-to Pins—so you can see at a glance what a Pin might be like to try. The next time you find an interesting project or idea on Pinterest, you’ll see a snapshot of the steps right below the Pin image. You can also click or tap on any of the steps to get the full instructions and a list of supplies—without ever leaving Pinterest.

    You’ll start to see how-to Pins from creative lifestyle experts like Brit & Co, hair and beauty pros like Style Me Pretty, fitness buffs like Greatist, cooking enthusiasts like, and DIYers like The Home Depot and eHow. If you’re in France, Germany or the UK, you’ll find how-to Pins from the Aufeminin-Group (France, Germany, UK), DaWanda, EatSmarter, Marie Claire Idées, Marmiton and Springlane.

    Starting this week, how-to Pins will be available on Android and web. We’ll be bringing them to iOS in the future.

    Feeling inspired? Try a project from one of our partners:

    aufeminin, Brit + Co, Cosmopolitan, DaWanda,, EatSmarter, eHow, Elle Magazine,, gofeminin, Greatist, The Home Depot, House Beautiful Magazine, Marie Claire, Marie Claire Idées, Marmiton, Martha Stewart Living, POPSUGAR, REDBOOK Magazine, Seventeen, sofeminin, Springlane, Style Me Pretty, STYLECASTER and Sunset Magazine.

    Interested in turning your Pins into how-to Pins? Let us know.

    - Jason Costa, Product Manager, currently Pinning to Learn how to do!