Give us a platform and we’ll go on for days about how Pinterest changed the way we do DIY projects. We’re all aware of Pinterest’s search tool and how it suggests similar searches. (Who among us has not gotten stuck in a Pinterest wormhole with this tool?) According to a Pinterest engineer, users see 55 ideas, on average, every time they search something. But whether or not you’ve been aware of changes Pinterest has made over the past two years, the network has been quietly at work completely revamping the way we find projects.
For the last two years, the image-based social platform has been refining their search to make it easier than ever to use. Pinterest search is two times faster than before, which means you can find projects in half the time. Also, search recs are also given according to your preferences, meaning that it will see what you’ve already loved and recommend similar projects.
Basically, Pinterest search is really, really smart. And now, the search engine has gotten even smarter with major game-changer: Pinterest’s visual search launch. If you haven’t tried this feature yet, you need to. It lets you highlight a part of an image you particularly love, and Pinterest will scour the site for anything similar. If you see a pair of shoes you love, visual search will look up similar styles at all different price points.
Get ready to find your next fave project or #OOTD.
Have you noticed any changes in Pinterest search? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t TechCrunch, Photo via iStock)