News in the social media world comes from Pinterest when they announced that they have secret boards. This means that if you have a board with pins, you can keep it private so that no one else can see.
Private boards can stay a secret or they can be shared. There is a switch in your settings that will control this.
According to the company’s blog site:
- You can create up to 3 secret boards. If you already have 3 secret boards but want to make a new one, you’ll need to delete one or make one of your current secret boards visible to everyone. If you’re invited to contribute to someone else’s secret board, it won’t count against your 3-board limit.
- When you add a pin to a secret board, it won’t show up anywhere else on Pinterest—not in the category sections, Popular, Everything, anyone’s search results, your followers’ home feed, your own home feed, or even pins or activity pages on your profile.
- Your secret boards and pins are at the bottom of your profile. Just scroll down to see them.
Why would you keep something a secret? Pinterest execs are saying that many of their “pinners” wanted to pin holiday gifts on a board but didn’t want their community to see them. It’s also applicable for brides as well. Many brides don’t want their guests to see their bridal gown or their party favors.
So will you keep a secret? I will and plan on creating my three secret boards today.
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