See what’s new in Pinterest’s new look

The popular social network said in a blog post that users can expect an invitation in their email to check out the redesign.

Pinterest's new lookAmong the changes coming in the redesign are bigger pins with more information. Pinterest said that when users click on a pin, they’ll also be able to navigate to see other pins from the same pinboard, other pins from the same source and other pins by people who pinned the item users are looking at.

Under the hood, Pinterest said it has rebuilt its foundation, which will make the website more reliable and make it easier for the company to improve it in the future. Another small change users will like; when they scroll through pins and then click back on their browser, they’ll be taken right back to where they were.

When Pinterest rolled out the experiment in January, it said the new redesign would make the website quicker and faster for users to get around as well as improve navigation to make it more intuitive.

Pinterest also said it is looking for user feedback on the new look and encouraged users to leave it in the comments of the blog post announcing the change.

How to Switch to Pinterest’s new look

If you want to get an early peek at Pinterest’s new look, you’ll need to have a business account or list a website on your profile.

Then, hover over the profile menu and click Switch to the New Look.

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See what’s new in Pinterest’s new look

Simpler navigation

Categories have moved to a new menu on the left, next to the search bar. Your profile and settings menu are still located on the right.

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New ways to discover

When you look at a close-up view of a pin, you’ll see other pins on the same board. You might find other pins that interest you in the People who pinned this also pinned section at the bottom of the pin.

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Your profile and account settings

The way you edit your profile info and account settings has changed –

Edit your profile:

  1. Click your name at the top right of Pinterest to go to your profile
  2. Click the pencil on your profile
  3. Edit your name, username, profile description, location, or website

Edit your account settings:

  1. Hover over the profile menu
  2. Click Account Settings
  3. Change your password, update your email address, or change your email notification settings

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New way to rearrange boards

Now you can simply drag your boards around to rearrange them – they’ll save automatically!

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New place for repins and likes

The number of repins and likes on one of your pins now lives at the top of the pin, right next to the Pin It and Like buttons. Just click on the number to see who pinned or liked it.

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New notifications (formerly recent activity)

Recent activity got an upgrade! It’s now called notifications and located in the upper right corner. You’ll know when someone follows you or your boards; repins, likes or comments on your pin; or mentions you. You can even see older notifications. Learn more about using notifications.

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