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Pinterest gets a redesign and three more features

Has a simpler and cleaner layout
Wed Mar 20 2013, 12:14
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PINBOARD STYLE PHOTO SHARING WEBSITE Pinterest has had a makeover, with fresh features and a simpler and cleaner design.

Invitations have already been sent out for users to try the revamped website, which was tested by a small group of "pinners" in January.

"We wanted to make things simpler and cleaner, without requiring you to learn anything new. What you'll find are some subtle but useful changes, like bigger pins, so you see more of what you love," the firm's lead product designer Jason Wilson said in a blog post.

Elements that have been introduced in the redesign include a close up view of pins to help users discover new, more obscure interests, including "pins from the same board", which allows users to explore an entire board without leaving the webpage they are on.

"Pins from the same source" has also been added so users can find other things pinned from the same website.

Another new feature includes "People who pinned this also pinned", which is what it sounds like. Pinterest said it will update its Android and iOS apps soon to include this feature.

"We also responded to some feedback from pinners who told us they hated losing their place while browsing," Wilson said. "Now, when you scroll through pins and click on something that interests you, the back button lands you right back where you were no matter how far you've gone."

Pinterest said that the redesigned website has been rebuilt from its foundations up, so it should also be more reliable for users. µ

 

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