Pinterest announced it’s testing a new look among a small group of users to make it easier to find what you’re searching for on the site.
The company aims to improve a few key components, such as making navigation more intuitive and faster. Pins will also be bigger and include more image details. The new design also includes a related pins side bar, which may encourage users to stay on the site longer by clicking through to other boards.
Although the updates may be hard to spot for those who are not design enthusiasts, the aesthetic is easier on the eyes with a new gray gradient background behind all pins and the subtle changes will be an improvement for discovering new content on the site.
“Pins are bigger and we’ve added more information related to pins, so it’s easier to find things you’re interested in,” Vy Pham, software engineer at Pinterest, wrote in an official company blog post. “For example, on each pin, you’ll see pins from the same board, other boards this pin was pinned to, and a whole slew of related pins.”
Pinterest says it will be testing the update with a small group of users in the upcoming weeks and will roll out the design once it’s ready.
“Our goals with this new look are to make it easier to get around the site and help people get more information about pins they care about,” a Pinterest spokesperson told Mashable. “We also made some changes behind the scenes that we hope will make things faster.”
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