I really like Pinterest but I feel like the removal of certain features and other issues is ruining it.
Please bring back the ability to see who pinned an image, and the ability to see similar boards to a specific one of yours with the “more ideas” section. Bring back the ability to edit descriptions on all pins as some pins seem to have a permanent description which is really annoying, because I want to be able to scroll through my boards without seeing weird text right underneath the pins unless it’s something I added.
Also there seems to be a few bugs. Sometimes when I expand the image of a pin, it freezes and the app crashes. Crashes also seem to come about after spending a while on the app, mostly when scrolling through a board or messages. Sometimes the more ideas section doesn’t appear for some of my boards.
I’m not too big of a fan of my feed refreshing if I leave for even a second. It’d be nice if you could filter out spam comments on posts, especially all the self promotion ones. The weird community/ activity layout that some users have when you visit their profile is annoying, the normal boards/pins one is a lot better.
Good: I love the community and the the content on Pinterest. I’ve been using the app for over four years now and have always been very fond of it.
Bad: In the past year or so the algorithm has been set way to strong. It’s very annoying to pin one photo then that’s all you can see on your curated feed for the rest of the day. Also the advertisement platform has gotten out’ve control. Every third post is an advertisement. I understand that Pinterest is a free platform and they want to make money but I hate using the app and being bombarded every 30 seconds with an advertisement it’s honestly worse than TV commercials. The algorithm strength and advertisement increase has led me to use the app less and less.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a great place to find ideas, inspiration, art, etc., and most of the things that I find just sitting online are from Pinterest.
The amount of things that require the app to do, such as open an image on the same tab, or open another image from one image without getting blasted by sign in requests, is a bit too much. This may be google’s fault, it may be your fault, maybe it’s nobody’s fault and the system just doesn’t know any better, but you are still quite pushy about getting the app, to the point where it gets annoying when I’m just trying to find an image to use for a character I’m making.
I've always enjoyed Pinterest and even before its creation I used to keep files of images for numerous reasons . . . this is so much better.
However, whose idea was it to reduce the size of all images on the iPad? Rather than the usual full screen image I now get a framed image with a ton of external information and half the screen is vertical black sidebars. I also preferred the ability of editing information as I saved a pin but now I have to locate my saved pin and then edit the information. This is annoying.
This could easily be a five star app but it needs some reverse engineering.
I love Pinterest but every time I go out of the app, even briefly for a second then go back into it, the app refreshes and asks what country I’m in, even though I have that information in my profile, and it loses what I was doing and goes back to a refreshed home page. It is so frustrating.
Don’t know how many other people have this issue, I have tried updating the app (multiple times, this has been happening for a while), reinputting my country, changing location preferences, all sorts of stuff and nothing has fixed it
I used to really like Pinterest and still do go to the app to look for ideas on certain things.... BUT there is waaaay to many advertising pins now. And of stuff that I would never buy or use/do. I understand needing advertising to keep things going but when does it become too much. I could just go used Google, which I have started to more often.
Edit.... now who had the great idea to make the pins smaller on the iPad? Why do you 5ink I want SMALLER pics. Use the whole screen! That’s why I have a larger iPad!
Pinterest used to be my all time favourite app. It was like having thousands of magazine pages at your finger tips. So much fun. It seems to be too overloaded now. It is glitchy and there’s way too many ads and pop ups and difficulty with navigating your way through. Pics won’t enlarge, or they get stuck, they slide away on you and it crashes or you just have to close out. I live by the motto LESS IS MORE. I wish you’d clean it up and tone it down again.
On logging in to Pinterest, I get a message saying my account is suspended for violating community rules, and that I have been issued a statement from Pinterest. I have received no such notification from Pinterest. It also states that if I want to resume using Pinterest I should contact them, but with no indication on how to do that. This has been going on for over a year, and I have had it. Show me correspondence and who to contact!!!
As a long time user of this app I have found a drastic increase in the ads. It is to the point of unusable. If I follow the same link in Safari ZERO ADS and you can actually read and use the information. This tells me it’s Printrest that’s doing this and not the site you want to view.
I’ll have to find a better storage app...bye bye!
I love love love this app I’ve been using it for like 2 years now and I just keep getting more addicted, it’s helped me from everything from room designing to picking my nails or what pair of shoes I should get. The inspiration is amazing and I love knowing that others have the same taste as me, I could scroll forever on this app