Pinterest Adds Mobile Mentions and Notifications

Mike Allton
Mike Allton Internet Marketing Consultant, The Social Media Hat

Posted on May 15th 2013

Pinterest Adds Mobile Mentions and Notifications
Pinterest Adds Mobile Mentions and Notifications

Pinterest has announced an improvement to its suite of mobile apps that includes notifications, mentions, easier search, sending pins and more.

Pinterest Notifications

The Pinterest apps now feature a complete set of notifications, including Push Notifications, for events like Comments and Mentions.

Pinterest Mentions

Following the lead of Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and more recently LinkedIn, Pinterest will now allow you to mention one of your connections within a pin. Pinterest uses the @ symbol like Twitter and will automatically suggest friends as you begin to type in their name after the @.

Pinterest Search

Search is improved in that it will now autocomplete as you type, as well as display a history of your previous searches, all designed to save you time.

The update states:

 - Send a pin to someone
 - Get push notifications to know when someone comments, likes, or repins your stuff
 - Search... and you shall receive suggestions
 - Invite friends to pin with you on group boards
 - Easily pin from the web
 - Mention your friends in comments

The bottom icons have been changed somewhat. Home is still the first icon, followed by Search and then an option to add a new pin. The next to last icon is for Notifications, followed by your Profile. Notifications settings are handled within your phone's Notifications settings and not within the Pinterest app itself.

For businesses and social media marketers, the Mention and subsequent Notifications improvements are key features. Brands can now pin or repin and tag influencers by mentioning them in the pin description. This is a technique that can be effectively used to show appreciation, as well as notify influencers that you've posted new pins they might be interested in seeing and sharing to their own audience.

Download the update and step up your Pinterest game today!


Mike Allton

Mike Allton

Internet Marketing Consultant, The Social Media Hat

I love to help small businesses and organizations that are interested in using the Internet more effectively. I provide a comprehensive set of consulting services, which include Social Media, Blogging, website development, SEO and Internet marketing.

I started my own website design firm in 2007 when I moved to St. Louis. Though I had been designing websites for years, it was always side jobs and part time gigs until I started my own firm. I now provide professional web development and Internet consulting full time.

For most clients and projects, we start with a new website. The new site is based on the Drupal Content Management System (CMS) platform so that the client may log into their site and add or edit content any time they need to. Each CMS includes a built-in Blog and other content types like FAQs and Testimonials. The CMS also includes a full compliment of SEO and Social Media integration options so that every time they create a new blog entry, that post is automatically shared with search engines like Google and Bing, and can be easily posted to social networks like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

Once we have a great new website in place, I provide my business clients with ongoing marketing advice and assistance. I can tell them exactly what they need to do, or just do it for them, depending on how involved they wish to be. These ongoing activities can include blogging, creating and updating social network profiles, interacting with followers and readers, and managing online advertising campaigns.

I am the editor at The Social Media Hat ( where I regularly share articles discussing Social Media, SEO, Blogging, Writing, Internet Marketing and Business Technology.

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