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Pinterest presents Place Pins: How to map your Pins and Boards

Pinterest just got a new feature and it’s called Place Pins. If you’re a regular user you’ve probably noticed a notification informing you about this new mapping tool. This virtual pinboard photo-sharing website now gives the ability to add a location to your pins.

What does this mean?

For Businesses

This new Place Pins feature from Pinterest will put your business on the map! Pinterest location data is powered by Foursquare, this means you can put your Place Pins on a specific address and add extra information about what’s interesting about these venues or areas. Place Pins are also available on mobile, pin and map it on the go! This tool will allow users to see the location of companies and get directions from one place to another. You are now able to search for a business on the Pinterest’s mobile app, and if it’s indexed by Foursquare, you can pin it to your map, and get directions from your current location.

For a casual user

Place Pins were launched to make it easier for users to discover more places. You can plan a trip and the places you want to visit once you’re there or even create boards with your favorite photos from travel destinations that you’ve already visited.

How does it work?

This is the notification you’ll see once this feature is available for you. You can choose to create a new board or edit an already existing one.

Once you create or choose an older board click edit and then choose “yes” in the settings for the option “Add a map?”

Pinterest will guide you through this new feature. These are a few tips that we’ve got, so that you get a hind.

Choose a pin from your board and click the “Map this Pin” (cross) option.

Search for the place you want to pin and don’t forget to choose a city to make it easier for you to locate it from the available options. Click map it and you’re done!

This is what a Place Pin looks like.

You will also be able as a user to share your Place Pins and Boards with others.

Pinterest doesn’t cease to amaze us! Try it and give us your feedback!
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