A new way to organize your ideas on Pinterest

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  • On Pinterest, the more ideas you find and save to your boards, the more ideas you have to try in real life. But if you’ve saved hundreds of ideas to a single board, it can be hard to find what you’re looking for.

    That’s why we’re launching board sections—a new way to organize your Pins on Pinterest. Now you can save all your favorite ideas to a single board, organize them into sections and easily find them when you’re ready to try them.

    We’ve been testing this feature with a small group of passionate Pinners, and their feedback inspired ideas to make sections even more useful. With the addition of some cool new features, we’re now ready to roll it out to everyone. Here are just a few of the ways we think they’ll help you stay organized.

    Organize your ideas

    To start organizing, go to one of your boards and tap “Add section.” From there, pick the Pins you want to add and voila—you’ve got a section! You can save new ideas to it like you always do, like using the Pinterest save button for your browser.

    Need a little inspiration? Here’s how I’m using sections on my Seasons Eatings board.

    Clean up your boards

    Do you have separate boards for each room in your house? Or for each project you want to try? Now you can move all the Pins from your similar boards into one board with sections.

    Just head to your board, tap “Organize” and pick the Pins you want to move.

    Plan for the holidays

    From party planning to wishlisting to getaway-ing, sections make it easy to get ready for the holidays. Here are just a few ways you can use them for your own holiday prep.

    • Secret shopping: Start a secret board with sections for each person who’s getting a gift this season

    • Friendly feasting: Organize your Friendsgiving board by main courses, sides, pies and wines

    • Lots of layers: Move your winter styles to a new board with sections for warm sweaters, tall boots, wool coats and more

    • Deck the halls: Light up your home with decoration ideas organized by each room in the house

    Sections will be rolling out over the next few days to everyone on iOS, Android and web. Update your app to iOS version 6.38 or Android version 6.43 and head over to your profile to start organizing!

    -Lawrence Ripsher, currently saving ideas to Tokyo