Pinterest has been working hard to enhance your pinning experience recently. Last week they unveiled promoted pins. The latest new detail allows you to find, save, and share article pins more easily!
More than 5 million articles are pinned everyday. Article pins have already included a link out to their source, but Pinterest users have often stayed within the site, rather than clicking through to stories that pique their interest.
This new opportunity may make articles look more interesting, making Pinterest as much about content discovery as it is about image curation.
The article pin enhancements follow updates to product, recipe, and movie pins, which now include rich information like where they can be purchased, or in the case of recipes, details like how long it takes to make them.
Pin now, read later
When you come across articles you may not have time to read, or just want to keep for later, you can save them to your own reading list board. For example, you may be reading a lot about healthy living, so you could save the most interesting articles to a healthy reading board.
The types of reading list boards you create and save is up to you! Sharing articles on Pinterest is similar to how Instapaper and Pocket perform.
You can also create your own Pinterest reading room and see what other pinners are reading! For example, you can follow along with Alyssa Milano’s reading list board for a collection of articles about sports, science, technology and art.
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Pinterest is still rolling out the new article pins feature. so your old pins will not reflect the new change and some of your new pins may still revert back to the old style. So don’t worry if it doesn’t show up for you just yet!
Are you excited about this new feature? Do you see yourself using the article pins feature? We’d like to hear about!