By: Gareth James / April 25, 2017

Instagram Debuts a New Pinterest-Like Feature

Photo sharing app Instagram added a new feature that challenges online bulletin board Pinterest.

Instagram’s users can now save their posted photos and videos in private collection, similar to what users of Pinterest have been able to do for some time. Saving posts on Instagram gives users a way to bookmark items they want to remember for the future, such as places to travel or products to buy.

Now users can create multiple collections of saved Instagram posts, and name those collections. For now, collections are private, meaning no one else can see them besides the users that create them. That’s slightly different than Pinterest, where users can choose to share items publicly.

Whether Instagram entirely copies Pinterest’s collections will depend on whether users can eventually share their saved collections. Judging from past history, it may only be a matter of time.

 

About Gareth James

Accounts Director at HeartCMS.com and creator of a best selling iOS app. Gareth loves to help small to medium size businesses get more online exposure. Gareth started his online marketing journey back in 2008.

https://www.heartcms.com

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