But most people are probably missing out on hidden features and cool tricks that enhance the Pinterest experience, or simply make life easier.
We asked Pinterest for help discovering some of the best tips and tricks of the platform. So whether you’re a first-time user or daily pinner, here’s how to get the most out of Pinterest.
By tapping the magnifying glass in the corner of a pin, you can look up specific items in the image. Pinterest will then show you similar pieces and items that you can actually purchase. If you see something you like, you can add it to your cart from a third-party retailer without ever leaving the app.
If the situation arises where you need to transfer several pins to a new board, Pinterest offers an easy tool to make it happen. By clicking on one of your boards on the desktop version, you'll see a select tool at the top of the page. That will let you select multiple pins and move them, copy them, or delete them altogether.
Pinterest offers a browser extension to help you save links you find on the web to the Pinterest app. Once it's enabled, you'll see a red 'Save' button when you hover over images on the web. The extension is available for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.
The browser extension also lets you do visual searches on any web page. By clicking the spyglass on a photo, Pinterest will show you similar items, some of which you can click to buy.
Using 3D touch on your iPhone lets you get quick access to Pinterest features like Lens, search, explore, and saved pins.
Recipe filters make it easier to find something to cook. You can narrow down your search by a specific diet, how long you want it to take, and what ingredients you already have in your kitchen.
The web version of Pinterest makes it easy to rearrange your boards in the order that's most convenient, rather than the order you created them. Simply click and drag a board to move it to the front -- on mobile, it will appear on top.
Pinterest's Lens feature lets you use your smartphone's camera to identify decor, clothing, and food you see in the real world. By pointing your camera at a pair of shoes, for instance, you'll be able to see similar styles on Pinterest and get ideas for how to wear them.
When you make a new board, Pinterest gives you the option to keep it secret, which means it's hidden from everyone unless you share it yourself. Secret boards could help you plan your wedding, a surprise party, or simply keep your pins hidden from the general public.
When you're scrolling through your Pinterest feed, you'll notice a small circle on the bottom right-hand side of each photo. If you see an image of something you like, you can click that circle and Pinterest will show you a few more photos like it without taking you out of your feed.
There's an easy way to add your own images to Pinterest using your iOS Share Sheet, the list of sites that you can share to directly from your camera roll. Just press the share icon and scroll along the apps until you see the 'more' option, which lets you toggle Pinterest as an app on your Share Sheet. That way, you can add a photo to an existing board or start a new board without ever opening the Pinterest app.
When starting a new board, Pinterest gives you the option to add fellow collaborators who can see the board and add their own pins. Pinterest recommends using this feature to plan events or vacations, creating a reading list, or planning a remodel of your home.
You can filter your search results depending on what you're looking for. You can search for individual pins, boards related to the subject you're searching, or other pinners.
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