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Top 5 Pinterest Tips and Tricks (That you probably don’t know)

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Pinterest has been one of the fastest growing social media platform currently. The platform has also been a heaven place for content marketers as people visit Pinterest solely for reading and gathering information. As digital information and blog posts flooding the internet in a rapid manner, it only makes sense that people will start to gravitate to the use of visualization for the information. The way Pinterest is designed makes it the best platform for users to get more visualized information. If you are completely new to Pinterest, be sure to check our previous article in what is Pinterest and why should you be using it.



Pinterest interface have been in a major revamp currently and you can only expect for it to get better. We would expect that more interesting functions will be added to this social media platform to attract more users in the future. People at Pinterest have try to make it as simple as possible to use.

In this article we going to list the top 5 tips and tricks that you can use to enhance your experience in using the Pinterest app. Here are the top 5 in no particular order.

1. PINNING STRAIGHT FROM SAFARI OR CHROME USING IPHONE

The key to being active in Pinterest is solely based on you pinning interesting articles across the web. However, not all interesting articles that you find embed the Pinterest share button. Therefore, it made it a bit difficult for you to pin it. However, if you are using iPhone for your internet browsing, you can actually pin straight from your web browser in your iPhone. Here are the steps on how you can do this.

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Step 1
Go to App Store and Install the Pinterest app in your iPhone

Step 2
Open your Safari browser and browse to any website

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Step 3
Once you found any interesting articles to pin, Tap here

Step 4
Scroll to the right and choose the Pinterest app

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Step 5
Pinterest will automatically detect any images in the article to pin. Choose image that is most related to the article

Step 6
Choose which board in your Pinterest app you want to pin the article to. Add a description to it.




2. PIN STRAIGHT FROM INSTAGRAM

If you like to browse your media social for any worthy materials to be pin, you can actually do that also. Here are the steps on how you can pin something straight from your Instagram app.

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Step 1
Open your Instagram app and select any photos in the feed you want to pin. Click the three dots above the post.

Step 2
A menu will show up. Choose the “Share” option

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Step 3
Choose “Copy Link”

Step 4
Open your Pinterest app. Tap on the “+” button above

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Step 5
Choose “Copied Link”

Step 6
Choose the Save button above to pin it in your Pinterest board



3. PIN FROM YOUR IPHONE’S CAMERA ROLL

If you have any interesting images that you have captured yourself using your smartphone, you can share it to your Pinterest as well. As long as the image is in your camera roll, you can actually pin that image into your Pinterest board. Here is how you can do that.

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Step 1
Open your Pinterest app. Tap on the “+” button above

Step 2
A menu will appear. Tap the “Photo” below

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Step 3
Choose a photo from your camera roll that you want to pin

Step 4
Sae it to your Pinterest board. Add a description to it.



4. CREATE SECRET BOARDS FOR SHARING WITH CERTAIN PEOPLE

Pinterest also can be used as a communication platform with your friends and families. For example, if you want to plan a surprise birthday party, you can create a secret board in which this board is only meant for specific people only that can see it. Therefore it is hidden from the public, thus, the Pinterest secret board.

It can be used for you to pin any ideas to that pin and your friend that have been invited to this secret board will be able to see and comment on it. You can also give permission to the people invited to invite others as well to your secret board. Here is how you can create your very own Pinterest secret board.

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Step 1
Open your Pinterest app. Tap here

Step 2
Choose the “Create Board”



Step 3
Name your board and select the “Keep board secret” option. Tap create to launch your board.

Step 4
Start adding collaborators to your board

Step 5
You can also start pinning to your secret board. Tap on the “Let’s find some ideas for your board” to let Pinterest recommend to you any interesting pins to pin. Pinterest will based on the title of your board to give its recommendations.

5. EDIT NOTIFICATIONS ON PINTEREST

Pinterest is able to learn your interest based on which pin you pin the most and also the category of Pinterest board you created. This way, Pinterest is able to suggest to you what pin that you most likely will be interested. The pin will show up in your Pinterest feed.

However, sometimes, there a re some pins that shows up that is not of your interest but it keep showing up. Fortunately you can tell Pinterest that you are not interested with that certain pin and Pinterest will never show it to you again. Here are two simple steps how to do this.

Step 1
If you do not want certain pin to appear in your feed, tap that pin and hold it for 2 seconds. Tap the three dot “…” button that appears.

Step 2
Tap the “I’m not into this pin”. This pin and any similar related pins will now show up in your Pinterest feeds again.

So, there you have it. Our top 5 Pinterest tips and tricks that you probably don’t know. This tips might help you in navigating using this amazing Pinterest app. Do not forget to check also out previous articles on Pinterest especially on 3 ways to search people on Pinterest.



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