Pinterest Just Made Online Shopping A Total Breeze!
How many hours on average do we all spend on Pinterest? Tough to say, right? Once you open up the app, you lose yourself in a world of outfit inspirations, accessories, home decor goods, food pictures, cute animal photos, the works. As you start pinning product after product to your various boards, you’re more often than not wishing you could buy the things you see asap. Now, Pinterest has actually made that possible.
While it introduced Buyable Pins last year, it has now got some cool new features in store for all you shopaholics out there. The visual social platform has just announced a new update called Shopping With Pinterest, which allows you to shop for all kinds of things across Pinterest as well as the web at large. All the things you store in this virtual shopping bag (from both Pinterest or various e-commerce sites) will be available via a single checkout through its new “shopping bag” feature. The virtual shopping bag is currently available only on Android devices and for users visiting Pinterest on their computers and will roll out for iOS, tablet, and international users shortly.
But there’s more! Remember that time when you spotted a dress on Pinterest that you absolutely adored? Or when that fancy-looking vase literally called out to you? Thanks to a new visual search tool with “real-time object recognition”, you can now shop for products you like inside a pinned image! All you have to do is tap on the search icon at the top right corner of the image and you’ll find similar items that you can buy below. How convenient is that?
But hold on. The platform wants to please you a little bit more by making the process of shopping as easy as possible for you. It will soon be launching a new camera search feature that is by far the coolest innovation EVER. Have you ever gone gaga over a friend’s gorgeous crop top and wanted one just like it? With this new camera feature, all you have to do is click a picture of that top you want and then go ahead and find it (or get recommended similar looking stuff) on Pinterest. Magic? Looks like it.
These new updates will all be rolling out in the coming weeks. Happy shopping!