Pinterest’s new features take the pain out of activity planning

You can add notes to boards and automatically group pins into sections.

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Kris Holt
May 6th, 2020
Pinterest will allow users to add notes to their boards.

Pinterest is adding several new features that should make activity and project planning a bit easier. You'll be able to add notes to boards, so you can, for instance, create a to-do list or put together a grocery list for that week's meal plan alongside your recipes. You can add pins to notes for visual reminders of what you had in mind, and set dates on boards to help you track project timelines or plan for an event. 

You might also see suggestions for ways to organize your pins. For example, if you have a board for home office inspiration, Pinterest might suggest sections for "desks" and "chairs." When you start a board, Pinterest will also give you section suggestions after you save the first pin. Pinterest is tapping into its trove of data (which includes billions of pins and labels) and machine learning tech for those features.

Pinterest says that, from March to April, there was a 50 percent increase in the number of boards created for virtual activities amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Overall engagement in April was also up almost 75 percent year over year. With many people seemingly turning to Pinterest to plan activities, these updates should prove pretty useful. The features are rolling out across web and mobile starting today. 

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