Ive had this app for almost 9 years or so & the last 2 years have been awful! Used to be a great app, only thing they didn’t have, that’s useful now was sections. Instead, they take away every useful aspect to shove more choices to make them money at you. Absolutely disappointed. Update: Their ridiculous update has now gave me a board for ‘your shopping list’ just bc I pinned things with a shopping link, IF I WANTED TO BUY SOMETHING, I WOULD GO TO THE BOARD I PINNED IT TO. I CAME HERE FOR INSPO, NOT TO SHOP. Having the category is one thing, shoving a shopping list at me is another. At least give me the option to get rid of it!! I didn’t ask for that. I didn’t want that. I can’t get rid of it. Quite a shame they are just money hungry and don’t care about consumers opinions whatsoever. Half of this review would literally disappear and the stars would go up if you would just get rid of the shopping list board. Get rid of it or give us the option to disable it entirely for our profile. OH AND LET US SEARCH FOR BOARDS AGAIN. THIS IS SO INCREDIBLY INCONVENIENT AND AGAINST THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS APP. 2 things would literally bring this review to 4 stars. Such simple things, ugh. You take 1 step forward & 15 steps back with this app. Get rid of shopping list, let us search boards,& have your pin counter work correctly. You’d get better reviews probably. Disappointed with what this app has become.
Update: Idek now : You took away the home feed for different topics? Just one mainstream feed? Why take away more useful things but keep things nobody wants (shopping list & searching for boards). So sad that 2 fixes could turn this app around for the better.
I have used Pinterest for years. And it used to be so great, i found it so relaxing, this is the only app that I consistently use. What happened to you?!
1) the ads are so suffocating, I absolutely hate them. They make it where unless you are on your personal boards that you’ve pinned, you cannot not see ads. I miss when you used to be able to search something and on the top of the screen would be more ideas to help “pin” point what you specifically are looking for. I would pay to have ads removed or least see way less then there is.
2) there’s been this annoying thing where you can’t swipe down on a pin to exit out, now you have to reach over to the other side of your screen to exit out, it’s like a workout for your arm just to get out of a pin.
3) when I want to look at one of the sections that I use to organize within my board, it does this thing where I’ll be scrolling and then my finger exits the section. Then I have to start over from the beginning and scroll to see what I was looking for.
4) the costumer support is terrible. You would think that a company would care what there consumers have to say since they are the ones they use the app, and without them Pinterest wouldn’t exist. I feel like they don’t care, and they don’t ever explain anything to you.
Old Pinterest please please come back.
I downloaded Pinterest a few years ago and liked it—I made several boards, got somewhat popular as a commenter (I’ve received a few replies along the lines of “I see you everywhere and you always have something fun to say”) and even made a good friend with whom I chat over the Messages feature frequently. But lately the app has become less enjoyable and harder to use. Notifications for when people like my picture comments (called “tries”) are grouped together and override each other so I can’t read them all, the filter algorithm hides comments seemingly at random (sometimes with confusing/misleading results), the home feed is full of ads, TikToks, and Instagram-style “idea pins”—if I WANTED TikTok or Instagram I would use THOSE apps—and the last straw was when the “add photo to comment” button completely disappeared yesterday. If it weren’t for the friend I mentioned above I would delete the Pinterest app from my phone. Very disappointed.
I love Pinterest, but this app is getting really annoying. The last few months I’ve had a couple issues. One is I can’t search my own pins. I literally get one result. But if I go to the board directly and scroll through it, I’ll find the pin I was searching for. But it doesn’t show up in Search Your Pins. I know I have more than one banana bread recipe saved, Pinterest! Let me search! I have multiple boards with different subsections. Too many pins to scroll through. This kind of defeats the purpose of Pinterest.
The second issue is I’m not getting fresh pins on my homepage. It’s the same few pins reappearing over and over no matter how much I refresh or restart. After about a week something new might pop up. But I just want to see suggestions! New suggestions! I don’t always have a specific search in mind, which is why I liked scrolling through my home feed before.
I really HATE the new update where they’re making it work more like TikTok when you scroll.
Pinterest works because it’s Pinterest. It has its unique format and that’s why I loved it and now it’s losing that. First of all, it’s inconsistent which becomes annoying and frustrating when you’re exploring. Second of all, there’s TikTok and than there’s everyone else. Can we please stop trying to copy TikTok in everything? Third, if you want to incorporate a TikTok-like feature than create a separate section for it where users can go to. Like how Instagram created its reels. It’s separate and not thrown at users whether they like it or not. This new update makes it so much harder to search and explore. SO FRUSTRATING!
I still use Pinterest but not as much as I used to. The two things that bother me the most are that I can no longer see who pinned something and, even if the name of the pinner was there, I wouldn't be able to see it because my feed is FILLED with pins related to what I searched. Why do I need twenty different pins that show me how to harvest basil? I learned it when I searched it! All I see when I log in now are hundreds of pins talking about things I already know.
Update- I lowered to 1 star. Sure do miss what Pinterest used to be. Wish I could see what my friends and pages I follow are pinning. I don’t really use it much anymore, mainly just to save recipes.
The new quick saves update makes Pinterest an absolute pain to use. It's quite frustrating when I'm trying to save a pin to one of my boards.
Also, I absolutely hate that when I search for something, every single post I see is from a brand promoting their products. I can see how this would be helpful for someone who mainly uses pinterest to find things to buy, but it isn't for those like me who don't and just want to find ideas. It'd be so much nicer if, when you search something, you have the option to see sponsored posts or to not see any. This awful update has kind of made the app like a store and not a place to find creative ideas.
I don’t typically leave reviews. Especially not bad ones. But the last few times I’ve gone to my Pinterest I end up exiting the app because I can’t navigate through it and I get frustrated. I’ve used Pinterest for 10+ years and the recent changes have made it so difficult to use that I don’t want to anymore. There used to be a way to visit the website of the pin. For example, if I saw a recipe that looked good I used to be able to click on the image and I would be take me to the recipe on the blog who originally posted it. It no longer allows me to do that. They should have never changed it.
Also, every other pin is an advertisement now.
I use to love Pinterest. I have several dedicated boards for my crafts and event ideas. However in the past year or so there have been more ads, videos, and sponsored content. I get that ads help pay for a free service but they shouldn’t show up in my “diy” searches. I’m a maker so I really enjoy crafting stuff for myself or supporting other makers on Etsy. I know some people aren’t crafty and will use Pinterest for shopping & decorating ideas, which is perfectly fine. I just think Pinterest shouldn’t have $100+ products at the top of the page in a Do-it-yourself result
So. I do a lot of different things. I knit, crochet, draw, make jewelry, sew, basically anything that works with my hands. Meaning this app is absolutely PERFECT for finding ideas, inspiration, and so many new projects…
The only downside is the organization limitations. You can save pins to boards and sort those boards into sections, but you can’t subdivide the sections and (for me at least) that’s a problem.
Still, love the app—probably spend more time on it looking for more ideas than actually making the stuff but that’s a separate issue😂