Pinterest Enables Private Boards

Pinterest is allowing users for the first time to create boards that aren't visible to all visitors of the website.


pinterestPinterest is allowing users for the first time to create boards that aren’t publicly visible to visitors of the website.

The so-called “secret boards” are enabled on the website and in updates available today for iOS and Android. Each user is limited to three such pin boards.

“When you add a pin to a secret board, it won’t show up anywhere else on Pinterest—not in the category sections, Popular, Everything, anyone’s search results, your followers’ home feed, your own home feed, or even pins or activity pages on your profile,” the company explained.

Users had clamored for secret boards, whose launch brings Pinterst more into line with other social networks that allow users to employ privacy settings to control who sees their shared content.

The updated mobile apps also allow users to edit boards from their devices, a capability that was formerly only available on desktop. They also switch on the block user feature the company introduced for desktop in October.

Pinterest also rolled out a new privacy policy.