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Pinterest Introduces Secret Boards

Ever want to pin something on Pinterest, but don't want the entire world to see what's catching your eye? Now you can with its new "secret boards" feature.
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Mashable • 1 year ago

Finally! Here's how to create PRIVATE boards on Pinterest.

  • Mashable
    Mashable • 1 year ago

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  • Cassidy Perry
    Cassidy Perry • 1 year ago

    Why would you need a private board? Isn't the whole concept to share ideas?

  • Lindsy Carranza
    Lindsy Carranza • 1 year ago

    One thing I think it could be great for it if you and a group of people were planning a surprise party for someone and you didn't want them to see the party ideas.

  • Katie Halverson
    Katie Halverson • 1 year ago

    It would be great for gift ideas. I actually pin a lot of gift ideas and try to make them look nondescript, but on more than one occasion, I've pinned something I would love to get or make for my sister, and she's actually commented something along the lines of "I love that, and my birthday is coming up! Thanks!" on it. Other ideas would be great kept more secret, too -- for baby showers, parties, weddings, etc. There are a lot of ideas that I love, but pinning it does ruin the surprise at my friend's bachelorette party or shower!

  • Ginger
    Ginger • 1 year ago

    Lovu! If only we could also block certain people from our boards

  • Ginger
    Ginger • 1 year ago

    That was s'posed to say lovely, but for some reasons eh phone app isn't working proper and I can't see what I'm typing. ;-)

  • Katie Freeman
    Katie Freeman • 1 year ago

    If you don't like the private board option, don't use it. :)

  • Deana Jirak
    Deana Jirak • 1 year ago

    It's a great idea but honestly I'm most excited about this because I hope my friends who all have boards for their weddings... when they don't even have a boyfriend.... can now hide things like that going forward so they can stop embarrassing themselves!

  • Anna Stuart
    Anna Stuart • 48 weeks ago

    Great idea

  • First Click Marketing
    First Click Marketing • 46 weeks ago

    What a great idea!

  • Ann Nelson
    Ann Nelson • 26 weeks ago

    I would love to have the ability to block people as well. People like Deana, for instance, who says her friends "embarrass themselves" by having a wedding idea board when "they don't even have a boyfriend." I am sure MANY people would want to block that self righteous narrow minded biotch. I would. Why in the world would people who don't have a boyfriend NOT be "allowed" to dream of a wedding in your pathetic narrow world? That's a rather selfish and low IQ statement to make.

  • Deana Jirak
    Deana Jirak • 25 weeks ago

    Ann, not sure where your aggression is coming from, but expecting maybe you have a board like this and are responding in a defensive way accordingly. To be clear, I do not mean to offend anyone and I'm sorry if this offended you. It's a free country, would never dream that people should not be allowed to do whatever they want and we all have our guilty pleasures. My personal opinion is that it seems a bit silly and materialistic to me, but what worries me the most is that it seems that those friends are building up unrealistic expectations which is emotionally risky since they might never get married and if they do, the situation or their partner could change the concept entirely and creating such a clear picture in their head and sharing it with others forms a stronger psychological tie to what the wedding will be like, which makes it harder to change later when and if the situation ever comes up and they need to make decisions together with their partner. But I do know that many women do it and it's one of the many things Pinterest is such a great tool for. Regardless of my opinion of boards like that, it would never be my opinion that they should not be able to do that. Regardless of either of our opinions, the reality is that people that have those are often the source of jokes, both by comedians and by people they know in real life, often behind their back, and that was my point. I'm sure many people will feel freer to post more when they have the added freedom to be able to hide things they don't want others to know about. For instance, gifts for people, or the fact that I know weeks before it's announced on FB when a friend is pregnant just because of what they're pinning. It's a great feature with lots of uses and it's a great example of Pinterest responding to the needs of its users. My point was this is a great new feature for an added freedom to have private things that many people would want to keep private, never intended to imply we should take current freedoms away.

  • Laura Schuckman
    Laura Schuckman • 14 weeks ago

    I have secret boards for over a year now. Are they different?

  • Deana Jirak
    Deana Jirak • 14 weeks ago

    Nope, this is an old pin about when they first came out over a year ago.

  • Jennifer Salazar
    Jennifer Salazar • 10 weeks ago

    It's called hope and love. It can come in a form or a cute dog or a nice massage . Just the feeling of being loved or loving others.

  • Natalie Kirk
    Natalie Kirk • 8 weeks ago

    Yay, I am using a Pinterest board as a mood board for a short film, and it's really not something I want everyone seeing.

  • Dena Greeno
    Dena Greeno • 8 days ago

    i want to plan a surprise birthday party and dont want everyone knowing what deco im going to use - THANKS for sharing!!! =)

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