Instead of Pinterest activity feed, the company installed a new tool called “News”. The feed Show where cards were repinned your recent PIN, creating a potentially relevant content feeds that users can browse their profiles or those of others.
According to a blog post introducing News, Pinterest explains that the instrument is intended to facilitate discovery of content. “To make it interesting and find relevant content, we’re introducing new products,” writes Pinterest. “We think this will help how to find more relevant pinners cards and pins more easily.”
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Pinterest began rolling out updates to a gradual population of users on January 16. It is unclear exactly when news reaches the entire network, even if the blog of the company anticipates “over the next few weeks.” Pinterest might not be reached for comment.
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Users can access news from two places: see a preview of the news in the left column of the homepage Pinterest, or head to any user profile and click on “News”, an option next to the follower count.
Although users can access a tab “News” on Pinterest mobile app, the feed only Displays Repin (similar to the old food activities) and not direct users of related tabs as its web counterpart. Neither a mobile user profile contains a News option.
Should a user still wish to keep track of information found in old activity feed (i.e. I like and new followers), he or she can configure notification settings to receive news via e-mail.BONUS: 10 simple DIY gift ideas on Pinterest
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