In the middle of the night last night, Pinterest made big changes to the profile pages of users. I began to see excited tweets a little after midnight (EST), so left coast folks got more of a chance to have fun with the new pages last night than I did.
At SXSWi last week, Pinterest founder Ben Silberman promised that the new pages would roll out soon. The Pinterest blog talked about the new pages:
We believe everyone’s Pinterest boards are a window into all the things that inspire them every day. We wanted to make Pinterest profiles as beautiful and informative about your interests as possible. Today, we’re starting to roll out a new version of profile and we wanted to share a few of the details.
I spent a little bit of time playing with my profile page. First I updated my bio; the short and sweet bio I’d had originally didn’t fill up the new space at all, so I plugged in my more standard bio. Then I began to arrange my boards a bit, highlighting what I wanted people to associate with me first, and putting my group boards lower down since I can’t claim them as just mine.
Turn out rearranging the boards is a bit tricky. Luckily Katja of Skimbaco Lifestyle had already done this before me and she mentioned that simply closing the boards after you rearrange them won’t update them; you have to click off the red check mark first. I also noticed you have to be very careful not to click on any of your boards (which I did accidentally at least three times) when you drag them around or you click out of the page and lose the rearranging you’ve done already.
Overall, the new look is a good one, I believe. How about you? Have you seen it yet? I’ve included a photo below that point out some of the new features as well.