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News: Pinterest Retiring Like Button

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Some news out of Pinterest today to share with you: Pinterest is retiring the like button in the coming weeks. I feel like this is a bummer, because I often like pins on Pinterest that I don’t need to come back to – but I want to show support and thanks to the pin owner. But, I think that it makes Pinterest simpler to use because there is no confusion over saving pins and liking pins. When the like button is retired, pins that you have liked will be moved to a private board in your Pinterest profile. Pinterest hasn’t given an official reason for retiring the button.

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Tell me in the comments – will you miss the Pinterest like button?

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Tuesday 4th of July 2017

I hate the idea that the like button has gone, it was my favourite library. Many people are now boycotting Pinterest because of this move.


Tuesday 4th of July 2017

I loved it, too!


Saturday 1st of July 2017

I hate that they removed the like button! I often see things I like, but don't necessarily want to save to one of my boards. I like it so that Pinterest will continue to show me more things like that item. ????


Tuesday 4th of July 2017

Me, too!


Wednesday 21st of June 2017

I am really irritated by this change. I use the Like button to create quick list of pins when I'm doing menu planning or gathering ideas for a party. I like that I can tap/hold and then swipe the little heart quickly without interrupting my search for inspiration. Now there will be an added step of choosing a board to save to. Only one additional step, but why make it more complicated when it's so streamlined? It will also be more steps to get to the things I have saved, since instead of having a separate category for my liked pins I will now have to navigate through a bunch of boards. I can create a new board for quick- saving things, but then when I want to save things for real later on there will be even more steps since you can't move pins between boards on the app, only when you're logged in on a computer. Aargh.


Sunday 25th of June 2017

I feel you!


Thursday 15th of June 2017

I love Pinterest, I'm on it basically all day because i Like to save pictures and funny qoutes and it helps me gather ideas for my books and also there's tips I can save. I love it. But then they took away the like button. I have no idea how the like button can be confusing. It had a specific purpose. Either the like button you could quickly save something you're somewhat interested in without actually have to go and pin it and select a board. Saving to a board takes longer than simply liking something! Now I have this huge board of my likes I've had to label "just stuff". I wish they'd get rid of the "tried it" thing and keep the like button. I have 2k followers and 150 boards and 209k pins. I know what I'm talking about


Sunday 18th of June 2017

Thanks for sharing!

Chris R

Wednesday 31st of May 2017

Anyone who has used Pinterest for more than a day I find it hard to believe they were "confused" about Save vs Like. Actually, it used to be PIN vs Like, because it was PINterest, after all. Too different use cases for Pin/Save vs Like: flagging/admiring something, vs wanting to save it to one of your own boards for whatever reason. Now, that ability is removed, and it will force long-time users to have to go through multiple steps to "Like" something—choose a board to put in into—instead of just Liking It.

And "Tried It" is totally confusing for anything but a product one would buy and try out, or a recipe. So now, Pinterest developers, I AM CONFUSED. Plus increasingly ANNOYED at how you are screwing up an app I used to love spending time with, and which I now find a PITA to use. Just wasted an hour yesterday trying to set up a Private group board for our company's Pinterest account.

Goodbye Pinterest. I find Instagram much more rewarding, and I am not confused about Liking vs Bookmarking there.


Wednesday 31st of May 2017

I agree wholeheartedly with the Tried It thing since not all pins can be tried! Thanks for sharing!