What Are Pinterest’s Idea Pins?

Social media can play a vital role in a business’s marketing strategy and here at eJenn Solutions, we were excited to see that Pinterest launched a new feature called Idea Pins. Evan Sharp, Co-Founder, Chief Design and Creative Officer at Pinterest, said,

“We believe the best inspiration comes from people who are fueled by their passions and want to bring positivity and creativity into the world. From creators to hobbyists to publishers, Pinterest is a place where anyone can publish great ideas and discover inspiring content. With Idea Pins, creators are empowered to share their passions and inspire and grow their audiences. By helping people on Pinterest spark creativity, try new things, build confidence, and be themselves, we believe creators are truly helping with our mission of bringing inspiration to create a life you love.”

What are Idea Pins?

This new feature is a multi-page video format that allows users to publish high-quality, long-lasting saveable content directly to Pinterest. Much like Facebook Stories or Instagram Reels/Stories, Idea Pins are another way that users can engage with video content and businesses can build up their audience.

In September 2020, Pinterest tested out Story Pins with a small group of creators, and the results were positive. From there, the company developed more features (see below) and finalized what is now known as Idea Pins.

Included in Idea Pins are:

  • Video recording and editing for up to 20 pages of content
  • Voice over recording so creators can add their own personal voice
  • Music selection by Epidemic Sound
  • Ghost mode transition tools (perfect for those before-and-afters!)
  • Detail pages for instructions or ingredients
  • Interactive elements like people tagging and stickers
  • Multi-draft save so Creators can publish more ideas
  • Export options to share content beyond Pinterest
  • Topic tagging, a publishing feature that helps connect content to relevant interests
  • The Creator Code – Pinterest’s content policy designed to keep their platform a positive and inspiring place

Building An Engaged Community

Idea Pins will better engage the Pinterest community by putting them front and center on the home screen. Any Idea Pins from creators you follow will appear along the top of the home feed and Pinterest is working hard to make sure that they appear in more places, such as the Search function, the Today Tab, and the top of creator profiles.

Helping Creators Succeed On Pinterest

With Idea Pins, Pinterest is really focusing on the success of creators. There are new updates to Analytics where creators can see how their Idea Pins are driving engagement, such as the effect it has on Followers and Profile Visits.

Idea Pins is available in the USA, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Pinterest has already seen the use of Idea Pins grow by 4x since January, thus supporting the fact that Idea Pins are likely here to stay, making for richer and more engaging content.

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