Pinterest has rolled out browseable catalogs

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Over the years, the website has built a reputation for itself in terms of being a big inspiration for people who want creative ideas. Fashion designers, cake makers, artists, and loads of other professionals have come to see Pinterest as the place to get inspiration. Big kudos to Pinterest; the world’s biggest catalog of ideas has never hidden its desire to evolve into an ecommerce website. Lately, the platform has been adding some cool ecommerce-related features, and this has positively impacted its growth. On Tuesday, the social media giant added a new button that says “More from” under Products Pins.

When you tap on the button, you will be taken to Pinterest’s browseable catalog. This shows you each product’s price and gives you a way to shop and choose what you want to buy—all within the platform. Upon clicking through an item, you will be taken to the retailer’s website where you can make a purchase.


Your home feed according to Engadget, is also getting an update including personalized hubs of shoppable ideas marked “Picked for You.” This is based on items and brands that you pin more often. The hubs also lead you to browseable catalogs that list in-stock products from specific brand or products that are related to a specific style.

Last May, Pinterest launched a native app for Windows 10. It means an enhanced experience when using the platform—and users all over the world can access the new app from the Microsoft Store right away.

The progressive web app supports virtually every feature you can find in the main desktop version—and this is not a surprise. Some of these features include Pinterest Lens, shortcuts and buttons for saving ideas, browsing recommended and trending Pins. You can also search for popular things like food, style, home, beauty, and many more.

Offline functionality and integration along with the Share Menu in the Microsoft Edge are not yet available in the new app, but Pinterest told VentureBeat that there are plans to add them; though no exact timeline was quoted.

As we build a visual discovery engine for everyone – across interests, languages and platforms –  we’re launching global availability of the Pinterest Windows app in the Microsoft Store,” Pinterest wrote in a blog post

Very recently, Pinterest added a new search tool to help users fight stress. The introduction of emotional wellness activities by the company will be useful for users searching Pinterest’s visual pinboard for emotional health and related topics. The new tool is in collaboration with Brainstorm, the Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation, Vibrant Emotional Health and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The activities are designed for to help you compete whenever you are feeling anxious, sad or stressed. It includes among other things, deep-breathing, and self-compassion exercises.

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