Pinterest introduces secret boards

2012-11-09 11:30

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

San Francisco – Pinterest on Thursday began letting users create "secret boards" that can only be seen by invitation at the online bulletin board service.

"We thought the holidays were a perfect time to test one of our most frequently requested features: Secret boards," Pinterest software engineer Evrhet Milam said in a blog post.

"You can use secret boards to keep track of holiday gifts, plan a special event, or work on a project you aren't yet ready to share with the rest of the world."

Pinterest was gradually rolling out a test feature that lets users create as many as three secret boards, according to Milam.

Anything "pinned" to secret boards doesn't show up elsewhere at Pinterest and only people invited by creators can add to the typically theme-based online collages.

Japanese online giant Rakuten early this year announced that it was leading a $100m investment in Silicon Valley-based Pinterest that would allow the startup to improve services and expand globally.

Rakuten said it was joining with existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, and FirstMark Capital, and "a number of angel investors".

The young website, particularly popular among women, gives people virtual bulletin boards that they decorate with pictures showcasing interests in anything from food to sports, fashion or travel.

It does not release use figures but was estimated to have 20 million or so unique visitors and some see potential for the site to cash in on e-commerce.
Read more on:    social networks

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Miley Cyrus can’t get enough of her new puppy

Miley's new dog is too adorable.



13 guilty pets
Meet SA's top poacher-catcher
The unusual pets of Instagram
Bertie sets a new world record!

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

The Leo moon adds an element of drama and entertainment. A significant person that you may consult or confide in may play more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.