Every Pinterest user at some point has sifted through their boards, found something they pinned awhile ago, and wondered why they had never saved it in the first place. This might be truer than ever now that Pinterest is experiencing a peak in usage: The company has reported a 35% increase in the number of monthly boards created in the past six months, and an almost equivalent increase in the number of collaborative boards created. To help its most active users more easily manage their “visual inspiration” – and to keep moments like the one I described from happening too often – Pinterest has rolled out a handful of new organizing tools.
For one thing, you can now add private “personal notes” to anything in Pins, in case what you just saved could benefit from a little extra context. If you regularly work with boards with over 150 Pins, you’ll now also see a new board toolbar that offers quick access to all the actions you can perform, including options to better organize your Pins or dive in. in the notes you left. their. Perhaps most important is the ability to mark certain Pins as favorites in a board – once you’ve done this a few times, you can sort the board to show those items first.