Pinterest Adds New Features And Brings Back A Few Old Ones

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In early January, Pinterest began testing its new look, which started rolling out to everyone in mid-March. Reactions have been mixed. Now, they've made some additional updates.

"As we've rolled out our new look, we've heard from our community about things they love, things they miss, and things that could make Pinterest even better," a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. "Thanks to the feedback, we've made some changes. The most significant changes are a new notifications system that keeps you up on all of the activity around your account, as well a typeahead to offer suggestions while you search."

After you pin something, you can check out related boards or go straight to your pin by clicking "See it Now".

See it Now

For those who missed the "via" feature, Pinterest has added a way to see who things were pinned from when you click on a pin.

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You can also now mention friends in pin descriptions and comments using an "@" before their name.

The "Find Friends" feature lets you see which of your Facebook and Twitter friends are on Pinterest.

Find Friends

Pinterest has added more notifications, with "Recent Activity" located in the upper right hand corner, and notifications for when someone follows you or your boards; repins, likes or comments on pins, and mentions. Old notifications will also be there for future reference.

There's also an improved search functionality, with search suggestions as you type.

Soon, Pinterest says it will start letting you know when new pins have been added to your home feed. They're also thinking about adding the ability to rearrange your pins, search for your pins, and to create a board within a board. These would likely be welcome features.

Also in the cards is the ability to know when you've already pinned something to prevent duplicates.

They're still rolling out the new design.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.