Have you heard the news on Pinterest Idea Pins?
Wondering if Idea Pins are dead?
And what’s the difference between Idea Pin and Pin?
Read on for the latest!
Idea Pins vs Pins
Big news! In 2023, there are no separate “Idea Pins.” They’ve merged with standard Pins into one universal format.
This change may still be rolling out to some Pinners, but eventually there will be only one option to create a Pin.
Are Idea Pins Dead?
Not at all! In fact, they’re better than ever.
Multi-page Idea Pins you’ve already published will convert to a video format. This means Pinners will no longer have to tap, click, or be stuck on one screen because they don’t.
Plus, you can edit old Idea Pins to add links!
Just be aware that you’ll lose previous community engagement interactions on your post, such as reactions and comments.
Why You’ll Love the New Pins
All the features of Idea Pins and standard Pins are now available on all Pins!
All Pins can have links.
All Pins can be any aspect ratio.
All Pins can make use of creative features like stickers, text, music, and more.
All Pins can be edited after being published!
What Are All the Pin Features for 2024?
There are multiple features you can use when creating any Pin. Various features are available before, during, or after creation.
Prior to Pin creation, you can:
Upload your own assets: image(s), video(s), or both.
Record via your device camera.
Save from a URL.
During Pin creation, you can add:
And trim your video(s).
Then add these features:
Tag products (US/UK).
Save, edit, or delete draft.
Change Pin image size (aspect ratio).
Add the finishing touches:
Add your Pin title.
Compose your Pin description.
Add a link to your blog post, landing page, or affiliate product.
Tag your topics and partnership.
Schedule publish date.
Disable comments if you don’t want them.
Enable or disable shopping recommendations.
After publishing, you can make these edits:
- Board saved to
Note that changing links overrides previous community engagement interactions on your post, such as reactions and comments.
Check out some of the features below. Image credits: Pinterest.
How Do I Create Multi-Page Pins Now?
If you liked Pins with pages, similar to Instagram Carousel, the sad news is that they’re gone.
There are now only single image Pins and video Pins.
Adding multiple assets (images or videos) on Android and iOS will now render as a video Pin.
Same with old Idea Pins made from multiple pieces of content: they’ll stitch together and convert to videos.
This includes multiple images, videos, or both together.
Here’s how to create Pinterest Pins.
What Do YOU Think of the New Pins?
Have you used the former Pinterest Idea Pins and loved – or hated – them?
Share your thoughts on the new universal Pinterest Pin features in a comment!