Pinterest New Design Updates: Search, @Mentions, And More


Pinterest has rolled out a few tweaks and changes to the new look website it introduced a couple of months ago, including several re-introduced features following user demand. Here's an overview of what's new and what's changed: 

'Pinned By' Is Back


 'Pinned By', the feature that allows users to see who originally pinned an image is back. It's a great way of discovering new people to follow, and to credit them for content.

@Mentions Return


Another good way to find people to follow, and to tag them in posts was the @mention feature used in comments. You can see it in action in the image above. Also back, says Pinterest, is the ability to find friends from Twitter and Facebook that are already using the site.

Auto-Suggest Search


To help Pinterest users find pins and boards that they are interested in, the site's search function now supports an auto-suggest feature. Start typing a keyword or phrase in and a drop-down will appear with plenty of search terms or board suggestions.

Over to You

Are you in favour of the new features on Pinterest? Let me know in the comments below! 


Andrew Macarthy is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller, 500 Social Media Marketing Tips.

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