Pinterest implements ‘Send’ button to enable image sharing

18 May 2013

The new Send feature on Pinterest that lets users share 'pins' with others. Images via Pinterest Blog

Users of online bulletin board Pinterest may soon find it easier to share images with others by using a new ‘Send’ button on the site.

“It was possible to send pins before, through e-mail, but we’ve made it even easier,” software engineer Sunny Rochiramani wrote on the Pinterest Blog.

Pinterest users can now send ‘pins’ (images) directly to friends and fellow Pinterest users from the web or smartphones, along with a message.

“Just tap Send from either web or mobile to send a pin,” Rochiramani wrote.

“You can send pins to fellow pinners (if you both follow each other), Facebook friends, or email contacts. We’ll show you the most recent people you’ve sent pins to for easy access.”

Main pin

The recipient of the pin will see it in his or her notifications or in his or her email. If he or she repins, likes or comments on the image, the sender will receive a notification, as well.

Pin notification

This new feature will be rolled out over the next few weeks, according to Rochiramani.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic