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The visual search features Pinterest introduced last month are now available outside of the social network for the first time, via Pinterest browser extensions.
Front-end engineer Kent Brewster made the announcement in a blog post, saying that the feature is initially launching on Google Chrome, with other browsers to follow.
Chrome users who install the Pinterest Save Button can hover over images on websites and click the magnifying glass adjacent to the save button to search the social network for items and ideas related to specific objects, products, patterns and colors.
Users can also right-click on the background of a page and click the magnifying glass to search the entire visible webpage.
Brewster wrote in the blog post:
You can even search for specific items inside an image, like that one interesting chair in the corner of a living room.