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Pinterest also a victim of Russia-linked political posts
Oct12

Pinterest also a victim of Russia-linked political posts

Russia’s involvement in last year’s US presidential election is becoming clearer by the day. Earlier in the week, Google revealed that Kremlin bought some ads worth about $100,000 from YouTube, Gmail and Google Search to influence the election won by Donald Trump. Visual bookmarking site, Pinterest has also come out to explain how its website was used by Russia to influence the election. Apparently Pinterest had inadvertently helped...

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Pinterest rolls out ability to zoom inside Pins
Aug20

Pinterest rolls out ability to zoom inside Pins

Pinterest is going the Instagram way by launching a feature that will let you pinch a photo to zoom in and out on various Pins. Instagram, among several other online services have almost similar features—and will continue the company’s goal of keeping its service competitive. The plan here is to make its platform one of the most attractive for high-quality photos and videos with emphasis on products. It has increasingly developed into...

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Pinterest adds Lens to home feed
Aug01

Pinterest adds Lens to home feed

Pinterest is forging ahead with plans to make it easier for you to search and discover your favorite pins. The world’s catalogue of ideas on Monday added Lens to its home field. By adding Lens, a search and visual discovery tool to home field, you can now search for pins through the new search bar at the top of your home feeds or tap the Lens camera to launch visual field. For now, the update is only available to iOS users, but there...

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Pinterest Lens Beta Now Scans Multiple Objects, Adds QR Codes and iOS App Shortcuts
May10

Pinterest Lens Beta Now Scans Multiple Objects, Adds QR Codes and iOS App Shortcuts

Pinterest Lens beta–through QR codes and new app shortcuts–is helping the social network expand from being a visual catalog of ideas to earn more revenues. Then again, even Pinterest CEO and co-founder Ben Silbermann said that the company is not a social network. While other social networks are busy copying services and expanding their offers, Pinterest continues to build a discovery platform, earning revenue from...

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Pinterest Lens for virtual search now available to every user in the US
Mar14

Pinterest Lens for virtual search now available to every user in the US

Recently, Pinterest introduced three new visual discovery tools, including Lens. Lens is a feature that lets you snap a photo or use an existing image on your camera roll to find pins and themes related to the photo on your phone. The feature, which is a strong statement of intent on the part of Pinterest, is now available to users in the US. Lens doesn’t require a special skill to get used to; but first, you must update your app to...

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Pinterest’s Business Profiles wearing new looks; including a new rotating showcase
Dec02

Pinterest’s Business Profiles wearing new looks; including a new rotating showcase

Pinterest didn’t quite hit the ground running, but it seems to be doing quite well these days. User engagement level has improved; daily active users have improved in the last couple of years. While growth may have slowed in recent times, the image-bookmarking website boasts of some pretty impressive stats. It currently has more than 100 million active users—and that’s impressive by any standard. Brands are slowly turning their...

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