How Pinterest is Making its Image Search Capabilities More Refined?
Some have often wondered why the world needs something like Pinterest. If you wanted to search an image of something or someone, you can always go to Google Images and make your search. But let’s say you type David Beckham in the search bar. What do you find? Hundreds of random pictures of the football star from different places and different times. Here the criteria becomes popularity of the image for that key word. You also cannot expect updates on the regular posts in that category nor can normal people upload the images, just as images for the public to see.
Pinterest’s unique image wizardry
The first thing a Pinterest user does when creating an account is choose what categories he is interested in. Meanwhile, every image uploaded on it is ‘pinned’ based on a set of keywords along with the category it belongs to. So if a user chose the category ‘supercars’, every image pinned to that category shows up on his/her feed. Just as the name suggest, Pinterest will update you on the most recent and relevant pictures from the field you are interested in.
Pinterest’s search engine becomes more perfect
The first feature Pinterest launched to improve usage was its new short-cut feature that is activated with a swipe from the far right bottom corner of the screen. With this you can ‘like’, ‘share’ or of course, ‘pin it’.
Today, if a user on Pinterest searches something or someone and pursues its posts for a decent amount of time, it understands your interest towards that thing or person, and shows images related to it on your feed. In other words, if you search ‘Black Tuxedos’ and view a number of image results related to that pin, ‘Tuxedo’ related recent images will appear on your home feed.
Now another feature added to improve searching is how Pinterest’s search bar shows top-trending searches if you tap on the search bar. This feature has been launched only in the US for now and will slowly exist in several countries. You can even follow people who pin images you are interested in. Not just people, in fact you can follow any subject that interests you. Pinterest has something for everyone. For example, if you are an avid shopper and would like to get best deals, this medium can be the best source as well. It has the latest pins on various deals and shopping offers like Flipkart coupons, Healthkart offers, Snapdeal discounts, Paytm and more.
So now you may see why Pinterest clicked as a social media image website. Its unique ability to understand what exactly you want in an image has made it so successful and needed. With its image searching becoming smarter, it is surely going to remain the best app for pictures.