20 October 2021 — Ben Silbermann, Pinterest CEO
On Pinterest, we’re about ideas. What to try. What to cook. What to shop. We’re not about dance memes or political debates or selfies. Over 400 million people use Pinterest every month because we’re a more inspiring – and positive – place on the Internet.1
In fact, our mission is to provide everyone with the inspiration to create a life that they love. And over the years, as I’ve met with Pinners, I’ve heard the same thing again and again. Our community doesn't just value ideas, they value the people behind those ideas.
Your audience is here, waiting to hear your next story, to ask questions and to learn more about you. This is your opportunity to build more meaningful connections – whether you already have an audience, or you’re a new Creator who’s just starting to share what you’re all about. We’re building Pinterest for you.
Your ideas will make it here. Because people come specifically to find them, buy them and try them. And on Pinterest, content doesn’t expire after 24 hours or get lost in chronological feeds. It’ll be appreciated, embraced and built on over time.
Today we’re announcing several new products and programmes to help you to build success. We got here by talking to you: asking what you like and don’t like about Pinterest and other platforms, asking what you want to see next. We know that being a Creator is hard work. We’re hoping to make it a little easier – and more rewarding, too.
A Creator hub, for all things you
The new Creator hub is a one-stop shop for the most important Pinterest tools. You’ll find everything that you need to plan new Pinterest content, to analyse your performance and to take advantage of monetisation opportunities.
Improved publishing tools
Now you have even more creative flexibility and control, right in the app. Take advantage of fun features such as stickers and music, edit within Pinterest and preview your Pins before they go live.
A new take on engagement
Starting today, all of your Idea Pins will include a space for takes. Whenever you share an Idea Pin, your audience can post a take to show their personal spin on your idea. For example: let’s say that you shared a recipe for pizza. Someone could post a take showing how they swapped in a different kind of cheese, or sharing their tips for making the crust.
Actionable, shoppable content
It’s easier than ever for people to take action on your ideas. Make your Pins shoppable with product tagging and affiliate links, or enable visual search recommendations so that people can shop similar items from your Pin. You can also disclose paid partnerships with brands.
New monetisation opportunities
We heard you loud and clear – real success means more than likes. Today we're announcing Creator Rewards, a new program that will pay Creators based on community engagement. We’ll put out regular calls for fresh content and Creators who meet the editorial and engagement requirements will get paid.2 Creator Rewards will open soon – keep an eye out for more information.
We’re here to help you to cut through the noise. Connect with new audiences. Commit to putting yourself and your passions first.
Pinterest is a community of people waiting to be inspired by you. You can get back to the reason that you started creating in the first place; because you love what you do. And because you’re in it to connect with people that actually care – not about how you perform, but about what you create.
There’s a new way to create and it’s yours for the taking. On Pinterest.
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