Hey there! I’m still a little groggy from Thanksgiving because I was in a turkey induced coma most of the day. Anyone else?? This year I cooked everything for the big meal except the turkey. My momma did the honors on that one! I shook off the tryptophan hang over late this afternoon and got in a little bit of Black Friday shopping this afternoon.
Today’s topic – tried it feature on Pinterest
Pinterest has introduced another feature to help improve the user experience – the “tried it” button. It is a small check mark on a pin near save button.
Do you see it up there? It’s the check mark next to the pencil and the paper airplane. It was rolled out to the mobile app this past week and it allows user to show that they have tried that specific pin. Once you click on the check you have the option to include if you liked the pin or if it wasn’t for. You can also add some feedback. I think it’s a great tool for users and business owners!
People very rarely leave comments on pins anymore since most are on a mobile device. The new tried it feature makes it easy to just click to add your input on a pin. The feedback that people leave will show up right in the pin itself as well. That’s awesome for two reasons – it quickly shows social proof of your pin and it gives you feedback all at once.
Do people who have tried your pin love it? Great! Give them more of what they like. Do they not not like it? Check the feedback to find out what can be changed and change it. Easy peasy. You get personalized input without even asking!
You can also add likes to users likes. (Stay with me here.) You can see who “tried it” and then give that try a like. It takes 2 seconds to do and shows your appreciate the original like. (I’m not sure if they get a notification that you liked their like. I would assume they do, but either way Pinterest values interaction so this is an easy way to do just that.)
Finally, now all your pins that you tried appear in their own special section so that you can reference them easily. Because if it’s a recipe that you tried and loved you are going to want to go back to it again and again. This makes it easy to find it when you need it. (My 3 “trieds” are from new Thanksgiving recipes I tried this year!)
What do you think – are you a fan of the tried it feature? I actually really like it! I think it’s great for the users and the brands. Have you tried it yet? (Pun intended!)
Quick recap –
- New “tried it” feature
- Allows users to rate a pin
- Only on mobile right now
- You can like the users like
- Stores tried pins in a special section
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Update – I talked about the new “tried it” feature last week and wanted to update you on what I found out about notifications. When people “try” your pin you do NOT get a notification to your inbox. I tested this out with a group of friends and none of us received any notice that our pins had been “tried” or commented on. It’s a bummer that we won’t know when people try our pins but it may be a feature that Pinterest is working on adding.