Ever want to pin something on Pinterest, but don’t want the entire world to see what’s catching your eye? At long last, the company introduced on Thursday a new “secret boards” feature which limits visibility to only the creator and any collaborators they may invite.
Private boards can be switched from “off” to “on” one time before it becomes permanent. But the major drawback is you can’t hide existing boards because others may have already repinned from your board.
“When you add a pin to a secret board, it won’t show up anywhere else on Pinterest — the only place you can see it is on your secret board,” Evrhet Milam, a software engineer at Pinterest, said on the company’s official blog. “You can use secret boards to keep track of holiday gifts, plan a special event or work on a project you aren’t yet ready to share with the rest of the world.” The news comes one day after Mashable first spotted a “secrets boards” option on our account when pinning an image. It also coincided with an alert issued by the company about scheduled maintenance on Pinterest.
Here’s how it works: When using Pinterest from the web, go to your profile page. Scroll down to the bottom and “Create a Secret Board.” Another way to do it is to click Add+ from the top right-hand corner of Pinterest and turn the Secret button On.
To do so via a mobile device, make sure you have the latest version of Pinterest app installed. Visit your profile, select the Boards tab and scroll down until you see “Create a Secret Board.”
Will you use the new “secret boards” feature? What for?
Thanking Samantha Murphy for this timely article.