As if you needed any more reason to lose countless hours diving into Pinterest, the popular platform is rolling out a more intuitive search function tailored to find what interests you most: your Pinterest interests.
“Here you can explore interests specially designed to help you find Pins you like,” explains the Pinterest blog post announcing the new search function.
“For example, if you’re curious about traveling, more travel Pins is a good place to start. If you’re really into something specific like travel in New York City, we’ll show you some great Pins we think you may like.”
(Okay, the explore New York City pins link is pretty cool.)
It works like this: click on the “categories” icon next to the search bar in the upper left-hand corner or your Pinterest page. On the categories page you will see, “Preview! Explore Interests.” Clicking on that will produce a page of your previously posted pins. Clicking on any of them, say, “WordPress,” will then produce a whole panoply of related pins.
Like we mentioned above, hours spent on Pinterest can now turn into days.
Pinterest has long had its list of nearly 40 categories or specialty pins (like, “videos”) but the new search feature takes you deeper into that search and will be more intuitive over time based on what you pin.
“If you’ve collected lots of Pins that show climbing plants and wall ferns, your interests page might recommend vertical gardens for you to check out,” explains the blog post. “Your interests on Pinterest change over time, just like they do in real life. The more you use Pinterest, the better things get.”
The post also provides a minor caveat which explains they new feature is still being tweaked and you might get some errant pins in your search.
Wait…what? Back up. Pinterest is NOT real life?