Pinterest has introduced a new way to organize Pins on your profile: Sections. Read this post to learn what they are and how to use Pinterest Sections for your blog
At the beginning of November, Pinterest launched a new featured to make it easier for users to use the site: Sections.
What Are Pinterest Sections?
Sections are a sub-board or board within a board. They are a way for users to better organize ideas on Pinterest.
The addition of Sections makes it easier to organize and find specific pins in your account. You no longer have to scroll through hundreds of pins to find that one pin. Couldn’t I add new board? Sure, and this is the approach that many, including myself, have used up until now.
For example, on my account, I have the board Home Decor. Before, if I wanted to organize my home decor pins according to rooms, I’d had to create separate boards. With the introduction of Sections, the “multiple boards” approach is no longer necessary. I was able to add Sections to my Home Decor board, and now all of my home decor pins are on one board, allowing me to streamline and clean up my profile in no time!
How To Use Sections
Go to your Pinterest profile and click the Board you’d like to organize. Under the Board’s description, you’ll see the “+ Add Section” button. Click That.
You’ll see Add Section pop-up window. Enter the name of your Section and click “Add.” The new Section will automatically be added to the top of your board.
To add pins to the Section, click the “Organize” button in the top right corner of the Board screen. Your board will switch to the Organize mode. Now click on the Pins you’ll like to move to your new Section, click “Move” on the top of the screen, and select the Section to which you’ll like to move them.
After playing around with the Sections feature over the weekend, here are two things I noticed.
You can only move up to 50 Pins at once or all Pins on a Board. So if you’re organizing a large board, keep an eye on the Pin count on the top-right corner of the screen as you select the Pins to move. Once you hit 50, move them to the Section and then repeat the process as many times as needed.
You cannot delete Pins from a section; you can only move them. This means if you’re taking this time to delete old Pins from your board, do this before you move them into a section. Otherwise, you’ll have to move the Pins back out of the Section before deleting.
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Using Sections For Your Blog
Organize Your Blog Board
Most, if not all, bloggers have a “My Blog Posts” board on their profile. The issue up until now was that all those pins were in there with no rhyme or reason other than being Pins from your blog. Now you can section off your blog board according to your blog’s category instantly giving new readers a glimpse into your blog in an organized fashion.
Highlight Pins From Your Blog
Add a Section to an on-brand board that contains Pins from your blog on that topic. For example, I have a “Blogging Tips” boards on my profile. The first Section I added to this board was the “Blog Tips from 259 West” section. Now when someone clicks on that board, the first thing they see is a collection of all of my pins, then all of the other pins.
Have you used the Sections feature yet? What are your thoughts on it?