Pinterest has pushed an update to its service to make pins more useful, while also making it easier to pin regardless of the user's location.
In a blog post, Anna Majkowska, Software Engineer at Pinterest, says that they have worked with a host of known websites to bundle more information on some pins so users can do more of what they like to do. Thanks to the update, users now have Product pins for products like clothes, furniture that is complete with pricing, availability and the location of its availability (updated every day). For those who love cooking, there are Recipe pins from users' favourite blogs and websites – complete with cooking time, ingredients and servings. For the movie buff, there are Movie pins that come with content ratings, cast members, among other details.
Users can spot pins with more information by spotting the icon appearing below the picture. Pinterest will also be updating older pins of users so they find them useful too.
Making pins more useful
To start off, Pinterest suggests that users start from any of these popular places:
For clothes, furniture, gifts and products:
Anthropologie, Asos, BHLDN, eBay, Etsy, Free People, Home Depot, Modcloth, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Overstock, REI, Sephora, Shopify shops, Shop Terrain, Sony, Target, Urban Outfitters, Walmart, Wayfair, Zulily
101 Cookbooks, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appetit, Chobani, Country Living, Delish, Epicurious, Good Housekeeping, Leite’s Culinaria, Martha Stewart Living, MyRecipes, Naturally Ella, Nestlé Very Best Baking, Real Simple, Simply Recipes, Skinny Taste, The Girl Who Ate Everything, The Kitchn,What’s Gaby Cooking, Whole Foods Market, Woman’s Day
Flixster, Netflix, Rotten Tomatoes
Pinterest has also made its “Pin It” button available in mobile apps, letting users pin wherever they are. Users, however, should take note that they will be able to spot the new pins in the new look only.