Pinterest Lets Users Point Their Next Trips Using Place Pins

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Pinterest has recently updated both its iPad and mobile apps on Friday with exciting new features for users. The new iOS and Android apps updates can now support GIFs, a feature that Pinterest announced late January. The developer said that there are tens of millions of available GIFs on the platform, which users can now play on their mobile devices.

Place Pins

Pinterest has added a new type of pin on Wednesday. The Place Pins allow users to map out the locations of the things they share on the app. For instance, if a user pins a photo of a steak from a fancy restaurant in her town, she can add the restaurant?s location on her pinboard. This additional feature will give travelers a chance to map out their itineraries. CEO Ben Silbermann said that the new update is great for trip planning and highlighting hotspots in an area.

How to Pin Your Next Trip with Pinterest

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Users can pin the location of their trips by clicking ?add a map? in an existing board?s settings or on a new board to use the Place Pins. A Google ? type search bar shown on the screen lets users add the pin?s location. This new feature will allow users to share these pinboards better with friends and family.

They can also send pinboards directly to other users using the new send feature. For example, if you create a board of your favorite sights and restaurants in California, you can share that board with a friend who will visit the place for the first time next week.

Pinterest says that over 1.5 million places are pinned every day on more than 200 million Place boards. Since November, the Pinterest spokesperson reported 750 million places pinned.

GIFS Now on Mobile

Aside from the Place Pins, Pinterest users can now play and pause GIFs on pinboards. When users visit a board with GIF, they can easily watch the clip by clicking the play button in the lower lefthand corner. They can also pause it as desired. Pinterest had been testing this feature on selected users, which will soon be available to web users around the world.

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