Wait, What Happened to My Pins? Or, How to Navigate Pinterest’s Fab New Design
We got a sneak peek of some changes Pinterest has in the works. Get the lowdown on them here!
Don’t panic. The outdoor wedding ideas and stuffed French toast recipes are safe!
In January, Pinterest asked a group of Pinners (I know; they didn’t ask me either!) to test out a new look they designed to “make discovering things on Pinterest easier.” After analyzing their feedback, it seems they’ve made some changes that they’re getting ready to launch; in fact, they’ve already started sharing the new look with a select few. The goal of the update is to provide users with new discovery features and a simpler, cleaner design. Personally, I just want the search box to recognize my typos instead of telling me that there are no search results for “spring home defor,” but that’s just me. Now, I know we all hate it when our most frequently used sites go changing their looks on us; but before you go getting your craft supply box all in a bunch, I’ll give it to you short and sweet. It’s not that different—or at least, not different enough that you’ll be bitching about in your Facebook status. In a nutshell, here’s the lowdown on what you’ll find.
New discovery features:
In the hopes of making four hours of your eight-hour workday trolling Pinterest easier, they’ve added a few new things to the close-up view of pins. This includes pins from the same board, pins from the same source, and a section called “People who pinned this also pinned.” That’s pretty cool. It will help you see other stuff you really want to make, but probably never will—i.e., DIY wainscoting your entire staircase with picture frames and painting the risers with a homemade chevron stencil! But seriously, it’s actually a really helpful feature.
They’ve cut out the borders, so your pins will appear larger than they did before. This is great for people who look at desserts all day—and for those Workout Inspiration boards you’ve got going to counteract the desserts.
Same grid design:
Happily, Pinterest has kept the same grid design it’s always had, which means the whole system should work and feel better without you even notiving or having to learn any new skills (because goodness knows, learning how to make an eighteen layer ombre cake is hard enough!).
So you see, it’s really not that different. I can only assume the idea is for Pinterest to work more efficiently for us so that we spend more time on the site. Maybe I really CAN make my own laundry detergent with baking soda and lemons. And that waterfall braid would look so good on me… ooh, and there’s a tutorial, too! Be right back, Bettys—things to do, projects to ooze over and all that.
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