Latest news: Pinterest Android App shortcuts for Android 7.1 or higher

This is a great news for all Pinterest users especially Android app users, which are struggling to update or upload their pins constantly. As a blogger, I know I have to face this issue every single day but not any more as Pinterest are rolling out a new version with few shortcuts to enhance the user experience.

Google play storePinterest is the world’s catalogue of ideas. There are more than 75 billion pins, 175 million monthly active users and million of pins saving per day, Pinterest is the fastest growing social network. Pinterest is quite popular amongst travellers, bloggers, photographers, business promotion, marketing and can be used to discover food recipe, handy crafting, DIY (do it yourself) tricks, and much more. With over half of them living outside the United States. And many of them are using Pinterest on their Android phones—in fact, Android users are the fastest growing group on Pinterest right now.

Pinterest Android engineer Rahul Pandey said in a blog post that Android users are currently the social network’s fastest-growing group.

To make it easier for these androiders (android users) to get the most out of Pinterest, they are doing things like building Lens technology directly into the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Bixby. And today, they are introducing app shortcuts for Android Nougat 7.1 or higher versions.

Let’s get straight to the update

Once you have updated the app, Tap open your Pinterest app shortcuts, and you go to your home feed, just like always. But now if you long press the app, you’ll see four handy Interest shortcuts:

Pinterest Android App shortcuts for Android 7.1 or higher
Pinterest Android App shortcuts for Android 7.1 or higher
  • Lens—discover ideas inspired by anything you point your camera at.
  • Explore—see which ideas are trending today.
  • Saved—jump right to that recipe, photographs, marketing inforgraphic or any other idea you saved.
  • Search—type in a search to find ideas (pins) on Pinterest.

You can even move the shortcuts you use most right onto your home screen—just tap and drag the shortcut over.

The latest update to the Android app adds the aforementioned app action shortcuts. You can tap and hold on an icon from the Home screen for quick access to many oft-used tasks. There’s even a shortcut for the new Lens feature, which uses your camera to find pins relevant to what you’re seeing in real life. If you start to see you’re using one particular feature more often than the others, you can drag it down and out to sequester it into its own shortcut icon.

The update is slowly rolling out to compatible Android devices with the Pinterest app installed. The company says the feature will come to the iPhone in the near future. But for now, this new tools will be available for only those of you who has latest Android 7.1+

Personally, I think, it’s an issue for androiders, atleast as of now, as only 2.8% people are using android nuget 7.1+, which will cover a very small percentage of Pinterest users.

Version Codename API Distribution
2.3.3 –
Gingerbread 10 1.0%
4.0.3 –
Ice Cream Sandwich 15 1.0%
4.1.x Jelly Bean 16 3.7%
4.2.x 17 5.4%
4.3 18 1.5%
4.4 KitKat 19 20.8%
5.0 Lollipop 21 9.4%
5.1 22 23.1%
6.0 Marshmallow 23 31.3%
7.0 Nougat 24 2.4%
7.1 25 0.4%
Android platform versions
Android platform versions

As per latest Data collected on March 6, 2017

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