Pinterest updates Android app to show bigger images, repins

Pinterest updates Android app to show bigger images, repins

Pinterest on Friday published to Google Play an update to its Android app that makes tall images bigger and shows where pins have been repinned. The software update also makes it easier for users to pin from external websites and includes an unspecified number of fixes based on feedback.

The release comes a couple weeks after Pinterest updated its iOS app to include iPhone 5 support and support for pinning from the camera or Photo library on the iPad. Both the iPad and Android apps made their debut in August alongside version 2.0 of the iPhone application. Also in August, the service switched from its invite-only status and opened up to the public.

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Even as it is growing rapidly, Pinterest appears to be facing security issues as well. A number of users have complained of having their accounts hacked and hijacked. My own hardly-used account was taken over earlier this week, though Pinterest quickly noticed the unusual activity and locked it down.

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