Pinterest Launches Secret Boards For Holidays

Nov 12, 2012 • Android, Apps & Software, iPad, iPhone
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Pinterest has launched secret boards for use this holidays.

According to Pinterest Software Engineer Evrhet Milam, “The holidays are a time for being with family, sharing great meals, and, of course, surprising your favorite people with a special gift. That’s why we thought the holidays were a perfect time to test one of our most frequently-requested features: secret boards!

Therefore the company has promised to gradually roll out a test that enables anyone to create three secret boards. Pinterest hopes that the boards will make it  even more useful as users can use secret boards to keep track of holiday gifts, plan a special event, or work on a project you aren’t yet ready to share with the rest of the world. One can also keep their secret boards to themselves or  invite family and friends to pin with them.

The secret boards are easy to create.

According to Milam, “To create a secret board from the web, visit your profile and scroll down to the bottom. Then, click Create a Secret Board. You can also click Add+ on the top right-hand corner of Pinterest to select Create Board and turn the Secret button to On.”

In case you are using a mobile device, Pinterest has latest versions for iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet which need to be downloaded then Milan adds,” go to your profile, tap on the Boards tab, and scroll down to the bottom until you see a button that says Create a Secret Board.”

The board created remains and won’t show up anywhere else on Pinterest and only visible to the user as his or her secret board.

Unfortunately Pinterest doesn’t let anyone hide their existing boards as followers have already repinned from them.

Sam Wakoba

Sam Wakoba travels around the world's technology hubs and events writing about startups, VC’ s and ventures. Spends nights reviewing trending gadgets, ICT initiatives, and disrupting technology.

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