pinterest bannerDon’t you hate it when you are using a really popular website/app, and you know you love it, but yet it is frustrating at the same time because of the lackluster search experience?  This was the case with Pinterest.  When it first launched, the search experience sucked.  Luckily, the people over at Pinterest have heard the outcry of its users and has made a change to Pinterest search, which could turn the lackluster experience into a major advantage.

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What this new search feature has is a combination of the former segmented “Pins, Pinners & Boards” tab into a singular uniform listing.  If you use Pinterest, you’ll see the inputted pin with pin suggestion, Pinners and Boards, each giving you the ability to dive deeper.

Although the change isn’t huge, it’s actually quite nice and functional.  You’ll be able to get where you going in less touches, and for the first time ever, you’ll be able to take advantage of spellcheck.  Users who have gotten verified by Pinterest will appear in search with a check mark next to their name.  Pinterst’s search screen will include trending searches to encourage additional exploration as well.

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Even after a search has been completed, users will be able to filter by All Pins, Your Pins, Pinners or Boards if the results don’t exactly match what you’re looking for.

For more information, see the official Pinterest blog post.

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