Pinterest announces new ways to plan virtual activities, recipes and more

The free social media application is a virtual pinboard that emerged in 2010.

The social media app rolled out new features for the platform this week

While many people have remained at home in recent months, it seems there’s been an uptick in people making plans for the future. According to Pinterest, there was a 60% increase in the number of virtual pinboards created on the platform last month.

On Wednesday, the social media app announced new features on iOS, Android and web to help users better plan virtual learning, baby showers, recipes to make and future vacations.

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Now, users can add notes to their boards to keep track of their project progress. When the task is complete, they can archive the board. On the notes feature, users can take down recipe ingredients or make a to-do list.

Additionally, users can group pins as Pinterest’s technology suggests sections to make boards more organized. So instead of only having a general “Work from Home Ideas” board, you can organize the pins into sections, like “Desk Chairs,” for example.

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Finally, suggested templates generate possible sections and ideas for items you may need to put your event together. For example, if you have a birthday board, sections may be suggested for decor, activities and food.

Pinterest launched in 2010 and was founded by Ben Silbermann. Silbermann long had plans to become a doctor but abandoned them and launched the photo and idea-focused app during the recession, Business Insider reported.

According to Forbes, Silbermann's development of the app with cofounders Evan Sharp and Paul Sciarra has led him to be included on the list of America's Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 in 2016.

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