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Pinterest launches iOS14 home screen widget

David Murphy

Pinterest has launched a widget for iOS 14 to enable Pinners to feature a board of their own, or one that they follow, from their home screen.

The company said that with searches on the platform for topics like ‘indie iOS 14 homescreen’ (15x), ‘widget iPhone aesthetic’ (19x), ‘Neon icons for apps’ (14x) or ‘black and white icons for apps’ (14x) surging in the past few weeks, it was clear that Pinners wanted Pinterest to be part of their iOS 14 home screen, and make use of the new customisation features now available on their phones. It noted also that so much of the content on Pinterest is a perfect match for the wallpaper aesthetic. 

The widget is available now. To install it, users hold an area on the phone’s screen and tap the ‘Plus’ sign in the upper-left corner to choose from widgets. Next, they select the widget’s size and add to the home screen, and then select a board of theirs or one they follow. To move the widget, hold it and place it in the preferred spot. 

The image on the widget will change on an hourly or daily basis, depending on the Pinner’s preferences, with an option to add a small or large-sized widget. Tapping the widget will take Pinners to the Pin view in the app.

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