Pinterest seems to be testing a brand new design for profiles, complete with cover image collages, and a new way to show engagement.
There might be a new Pinterest profile design on its way, as some users are reporting seeing one with a cover image made from a collage of Pins from boards of their choice. The test was spotted by user Scott Kibler and shared on Twitter last week. Screenshots show the cover image collage made from pins users can choose to be used. The image doubles as a link that takes visitors to a profile’s “Recent Pins.”
By being able to showcase specific Pins within the collage, users and brands can make sure people see what they want to see first when landing on their profile.
Also, it appears the follower/following count is being removed and monthly viewers are appearing in its place instead. While Followers and Following appear as two tabs above the boards, the profile also displays a prominent red “follows” counter on the right. Emphasising interaction and engagement is a welcome change of course.
@socialmedia2day I just noticed this big change on Pinterest. New? There is a new profile cover collage – you can pick boards the pics are chosen from, follower/following count now embedded and no longer showing on front page, shows monthly engaged. #socialmediatips #pinterest pic.twitter.com/LQP3HAXy7J
— Scott Kibler (@ScottKibler) April 12, 2018
Pinterest has been working a lot lately to spruce up its platform but also to add a lot more business-oriented tools. This latest addition just adds to this effort, providing a fresher experience on the platform. There is no news as to when the new design will be rolled out more widely.