Pinterest is now testing video reaction after launching Emoji reactions


Lately Pinterest has been rolling out some features to make its platform more interactive. The social media giant had last month launched Emoji reactions in a bid to make the platform more interactive. Now, it seems Pinterest wants to build on that as report suggests that it is testing video reactions.

According to reliable reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, Pinterest is currently working on video reactions. The feature will complement the Emoji reactions that allows you to react to post and provide feedback to other users.

No release date was mentioned in Jane’s tweet, and there is no assurance that the feature would make it to proper launch. That said, Jane has a proven track record when it comes to calling all these features long before they are released so we do not expect the video reactions feature to be different.

Pinterest had in a blog post while announcing the Emoji reactions said 98 percent of Group Boards have five or less people, 77 percent of Group Boards are between two people. So, it seems the entire idea is to encourage more collaboration.

The reactions will enable you to show others in the group which ideas you are most excited about. Simply click on from an array of reactions alongside a Pin including a heart or clap to show how much you love an idea, or a lightbulb to express how you have been inspired by the Pin or a question mark to show you would love to discuss an idea more.

The social media giant also launched a new sorting feature to help you organize Pins by reactions and comments to prioritize the most popular ideas so you can move a project to the next level. The feature will enable you to sort by the Pinner who added the idea, and when it was saved.

The aforementioned features were announced alongside a redesigned space for communicating with your group right on the board. This would make it easy for members to quickly track the latest thoughts in one place.

Pinterest has launched a new Lite app for emerging markets. The new app, which is already available on the Play Store, does not take up much space on your device, and is pretty fast too.

Lite, according to Pinterest, enables you to save your favorite inspirational recipes, yet leaving you with so much space. This launch is in line with the company’s desire to give users in several other markets the opportunity to access the app.

For users in Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Mexico, it is a new dawn and a new way to access the world’s largest database of ideas. Pinterest Lite is light on your device with just 1.4MB—one of the smallest social media apps in terms of use of space.

Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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