Search Your Own “Pins” On Pinterest

pinterest-searchPinterest announced a new, useful search feature that allows you to filter your search results to just your own Pins.

You can now search for images that you’ve pinned and filter out all the other search results from other users of Pinterest.

Can’t remember an image you’ve uploaded? Just search for it and Pinterest should locate it for you. Pinterest’s Software Engineer, Hui Xu said this is designed to help you “rediscover stuff you’ve pinned.”


This is rolling out now, although I personally do not see it yet. Pinterest also promises to enable this search feature on mobile “soon.”

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  • Takeshi Young


  • Nathaniel Bailey

    I’m sure this will be helpful for some people but I don’t see why you would need to search for your own pins when you could simply look in your folders? Then again I’m one for organising all my files, images, music and so on so I wouldn’t really need to search for my pins as I know where each and every one will be due to having to use folders for everything lol :)

    Still looks nice and like I said, I’m sure it will be handy for others?

  • Zafar Malik

    Looks Good!

  • Matt McGee

    Say I have a board with 150-200 home decor products. Nice to be able to just do a search for “mirror” rather than have to scroll through the entire board looking for them. Don’t you think? :-)

  • Nathaniel Bailey

    Very true, I didn’t think of such large boards as most of mine are quite small. But I must agree, looking at it from that point of view it would be quite handy for large boards as you say :)

  • Nathaniel Bailey

    What do you mean? Facebook always gives update to help them make more money… I mean to make the user experience better right! lol

    I must agree though, after Matt pointed out how handy this would be for bigger boards etc this is looking like a well planed update to help the vast majority of pinterest users :)

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