Pinterest for iOS Gets Some New Swipe GesturesBy: Josh Wolford - October 17, 2013
Pinterest has just released a minor app update that not only brings it more in line with other iOS 7 apps (in terms of flatter, simpler design), but also adds new swipe gestures.
Starting today, you can now swipe to the left or right to cycle through all of the pins on your feed.
“To try it out, tap any pin in your home feed. Then swipe your finger from right to left to get a peek at the next pin in line. You can go backwards too! You can do this anywhere you see a feed of pins: on a board, through your own pins, or in our category feeds. While you’re at it, try swiping up when you’re looking at a specific pin—we’ll show you a bunch of related pins below,” says Pinterest engineer Naveen Gavini.
A few months ago, Pinterest updated their iOS app with a new swipe motion that allowed users to hold down on any pin, and then swipe to like, pin, or send the pin. Before that, the last Pinterest app update added notification, mentions, and improved search function.
You’ll also notice that the app has looks a little different – that’s Pinterest “sprucing” it up for iOS 7. While it doesn’t feel as flat and iOS 7-inspired as some apps, it does have a cleaner look.
You can snag the update today. You’re probably going to start seeing some ads hit Pinterest any day now, as the company just unveiled their first round of Promoted Pins last week.