Pinterest Is Getting Rid of Their Pin It Button for Good
Ah, Pinterest. It’s the social network that fuels every one of our creative spurts and future #DIYGoals — whether it’s travel destination inspo or wedding planners to follow. Every time we see a gorg pic on the Internet, we itch to pin it to one of our boards. If you love pinning, heads up! The platform just announced a change in the site that is going to change the Pin It button forever.
No longer will users have a “Pin It” button. Instead, the entire network is switching over to a “Save” button, effective today. The change reflects Pinterest’s increasingly global audience — half of all users come from outside the US — and a desire to bring in more international content. (Apparently “Pin It” doesn’t translate well in some languages.) According to Pinterest, this means that there will be “a wider and richer selection of Pins to explore — more authentic Japanese recipes, more French street styles, more Scandinavian parenting hacks.”
But although the name is changing, Pinterest users will be able to use the “Save” button exactly the same as “Pin it.” There will still be the option to save directly from the web and save to a secret board. On top of the rename, Pinterest is also tweaking its setup. Users can now see every single board where a pin has been saved. It’s a great way to discover people who are pinning the same things or have similar interests.
Happy pinning — er, saving!
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(Photo via Pinterest)