If pinning is your obsession, you’ll love the new Pinterest board tools. The creatives behind this platform continue to evolve the ways in which users can keep track of their ideas and the latest updates are all about customization. From personal notes to more in-depth search tools to Pin favorites, here’s what you should know about the newness.
Introducing ‘Notes to Self’
I don’t know about you, but my Notes app is full of half-baked ideas for projects, long-forgotten to-do lists, and important dates. If I don’t write something down, I’ll forget it. Lucky for me, Pinterest gets it. Their new ‘Notes to Self’ feature allows users to add private notes to any board or pin they encounter. You can add reminders, comments, recipe notes, words of affirmation—whatever floats your boat. This new feature will make it super easy to stay on top of the content you love and more importantly, help you remember why you love it.
Your New BFF—Pinterest’s Board Toolbar
Equally excellent is Pinterest‘s new Board Toolbar, which now appears at the top of your personal boards. Your options include:
- More Ideas: This allows users to generate a fresh batch of Pinterest-recommended content based on what’s already on your board.
- Organize: This allows users to re-arrange the board’s presentation (get hyped, aesthetic fiends.)
- To-Dos: Create to-do lists related to specific content on your board.
Pretty sweet stuff. Love to see that Pinterest is listening to its users and creating new features to accommodate their requests.
Keep Your Top Pins Close with ‘Favorites’
Now, you can permanently pin your best ideas or top trending content to the top of your boards by tapping the star that appears at the top of your pin when you mouseover. This is excellent news for brands looking to drive traffic to particular products or creators hoping to drive up page views to a sponsored post.
The ‘Favorites’ feature on Pinterest sounds like it will function at least a little bit like Story Highlights on Instagram. Generally speaking, when I visit someone’s profile, I still look at their grid first. But I love peeking at Instagram Story Highlights when I have a spare moment, especially when the user has covers or titles for those stories that are especially compelling. “Favorite” pins will function both ways, simultaneously. Highlighting top content and adding to the board’s overall grid and visual appeal.
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