If you weren’t looking for it, you may not have even noticed Pinterest’s makeover.
Now, clicking on any pin directs the user to a lightbox interface that singles out the pin and all its vitals: the URL it comes from, who originally pinned it, who repinned it, and which board it’s on.
In the photo below, the Daily Dot demonstrates how clicking on a pin now fades out all other pins, allowing the user to focus on the image at hand. Before this change, clicking on a pin forced the user to navigate to a new page each time he or she wanted to view the details, losing one’s place in Pinterest’s endless scrolling feature.
There will not likely be a press release indicating the change, since the feature does not add anything new; it just makes the same tasks more efficient.
Several users, including Pinterest expert and recent Daily Dot interviewee Jennifer Mehditash, were expecting a private boards feature, a highly anticipated addition that would allow designers to restrict board sharing to partners and clients.
“[At Alt Summit] Ben told me yes, private boards are something high up on the list and many people had been requesting it,” Mehaditash told the Daily Dot.
“[It’s] not world changing but its a much cleaner aggregation of data,” he said. “Also, it rewards members who are contributors to a board by offering a direct ‘follow’ option inside of the pin.”