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This article was published on March 29, 2016


Pinterest’s new ‘How-To’ pins make DIY easier to follow

Pinterest’s new ‘How-To’ pins make DIY easier to follow
Lauren Hockenson
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Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. She also has a folder full of dog GIFs and uses them liberally on Twitter at @lhockenson.

Pinterest is now making it easier than ever to turn DIY envy into an actual project, announcing today a new Rich Pin that helps users actually see how things get accomplished step-by-step.

Called the “How-To” pin, you’ll be able to tap into one and see how everything gets done in detail for pins related to food and drink, fitness, hair and beauty, fitness, and DIY. These are really popular topics on the platform: according to Pinterest’s calculations, they encompass around 9.5 billion pins total.

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These Rich pins will be done as brand partnerships with companies like Home Depot, Food.com, Style Me Pretty, Greatist and ELLE, and they will be available via search or visiting a brand’s profile.

The new pins will be available tomorrow in the U.S., France, UK and Germany on the web and Pinterest for Android. An update to iOS will come sometime in the future.

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