4 Things You Need to Know About the New Pinterest

Today, Pinterest has released to all users a redesigned layout with bigger pictures and enhanced search tools.

The team completely rebuilt the online inspiration board at its foundation to make it more reliable, the company said, but the most noticeable differences for users will be the changes to the search results.

1. Now when you click on a pin, you’ll also see other pins from the same board and other pins from the same website.

The page stays put while you click through the suggested images. For example, by clicking on one of the tiles in the “How much is that dog” board below, you could switch out the corgi with, say, the peacock without having to leave the page.

2. If you scroll down further, you’ll also see that Pinterest has borrowed from online retailers like Amazon with a suggestion box marked “People who pinned this also pinned…’

3. Once you hit the back button, you’ll be taken back to your search results instead of the home page. (That’s one of several changes that were made when the company tested the layout on a handful of users beginning in January.)

4. The “Add Pin” Button is now in the pull-down menu.

Before:

 

After:

“Today, we’re thrilled to start sharing the new look with everyone,” wrote Pinterest lead product designer Jason Wilson. “You should see an invitation soon.”

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