Pinterest, a popular pinboard-style photo sharing website that allows users to create and share theme-based image collections such as events, interests, has announced it’s testing a new look among a small group of users to make it easier to find what you’re searching for on the site. In their new design, Pinterest aims to improve some key components, such as making navigation more intuitive and faster. Your pins will be bigger and also new design includes a related pins side bar, which may encourage users to stay on the site longer by clicking through to other boards.
In Pinterest’s blog post the team said that, “Pins are bigger and we’ve added more information related to pins, so it’s easier to find things you’re interested in,” Vy Pham, software engineer at Pinterest, wrote in an official company blog post. “For example, on each pin, you’ll see pins from the same board, other boards this pin was pinned to, and a whole slew of related pins.”
Although the updates may be hard to spot for those who are not design enthusiasts, the aesthetic is easier on the eyes with a new gray gradient background behind all pins and the subtle changes will be an improvement for discovering new content on the site.
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