Pinterest Introduces Map-Powered Place Pins for Your Travel Adventures

place pinsThe Pinterest team has noticed that more and more boards were being created around vacations and travel plans with 1.5 million places pinned each day. So to help people turn their travel inspiration into a reality, Pinterest has introduced Place Pins.

Place Pins combine the imagery of sophisticated map technology with your Pins, making them accessible from anywhere on the Web or your smartphone. You can even use the map technology to discover new places or get directions! Place Pins can include pertinent information like addresses and phone numbers to help you plan your trip.

How to Make a Place Board

To make your own place board, just select ‘Add a map’ when you create a new board, or you can edit the existing settings of live boards. You can also collaborate with friends on group map boards to help plan adventures together.

Create a map board

With so many places and boards to explore, Pinterest made a collection of special place boards for your inspiration, including:

Pinterest on the new release:

Place Pins are our first effort to make Pinterest more useful for travel. It follows other ways we’re making your Pins more actionable in real life, including Product, Article, Movie and Recipe Pins. We hope you find Place Pins helpful, and we can’t wait to see your new place boards.”

So where do you plan to visit next?

Daniel Zeevi

By Daniel Zeevi

Daniel is a social network architect, web developer, infographic designer, writer, speaker and founder of DashBurst. Full-time futurist and part-time content curator, always on the hunt for disruptive new technology, creative art and web humor.