Pinterest yesterday rolled out an update for its iOS app, enabling users to edit pins and delete comments. Users can now update the description of a pin, change the location of a board or delete a pin altogether. You can also delete any comments you have made on Pinterest.
The update brings some performance improvements and a couple of bug fixes. Pinterest stated in a blog post that it has made some behind-the-curtain improvements to the app, which results in smoother scrolling when viewing pins.
Comes with a slew of improvements
Pinterest is currently trying out a new look that aims to make surfing its website faster and more pleasing to the eye. The company will implement a tweaked navigation panel, bigger pin sizes and more.
Pinterest will be testing this update with a small group of users. You can sign up to be let inside the controlled group. The company says the update will be rolled out to more users after they work out any kinks that could crop up with the new design. With this new update, Pinterest is aiming to keep users more captivated on its website, which is known for its iconic masonry design. To be a part of the test group that gets the update first, you can fill out this form to send your information to Pinterest.
Without revealing too much, the company stated on its blog, “We made the navigation more intuitive, so it’s faster to get to where you want to go.” A look at the screenshots shows that the navigation panel has received a big facelift.
Currently, the top bar on Pinterest looks slightly cluttered and most of the links are strewn around. The new layout shows two drop-down buttons on either side of the screen, which contain all the links you will need. On the right you will find the profile and what looks like the ‘add pin’ button. The left column now contains all the quick links that earlier used to be in middle of the top bar. Categories like home, art, architecture and even men's fashion are placed here. Options to switch between your feed and all pins are now within this drop-down list.
In November last year, Pinterest started allowing users to add secret boards, which are boards that users can choose to keep private. Users can choose to share the boards with only a handful of people.
Pinterest launched its app for iOS in August last year. The app lets users swipe the screen to get back to browsing once they are done viewing a board. They can also use the embedded browser to see what others are pinning. The app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. To be able to use the app, users will need iOS 5.0 or later.