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Pinterest now supports YouTube and Vimeo videos

After supporting YouTube videos for months, Pinterest now adds support for Vimeo videos which tend to be higher quality. This brings us to analyze which features are likely and unlikely to be added next.

Adding more features

As Pinterest continues to grow, they have slowly rolled out features that improve their offering. At the beginning of the year, we made 30 suggestions for Pinterest, one of which was to add better video support for users that want to pin images.

Pinterest has supported the pinning of YouTube videos for some time, but today announces support for Vimeo videos, which we supported not only because Vimeo makes up a substantial amount of videos online, but because the video quality is better, thus it is more commonly used for high production videos, which is often what many of our readers are looking to share as small business professionals.

Pinning videos works the same way as pinning images on the site, and you can check out videos that have been pinned on YouTube or those just pinned from Vimeo to see how they render. Being able to pin videos is a no-brainer for a visual bookmarking site, and this simple addition will most definitely help users spend more time on the site.

Other updates to come

Pinterest remains tight lipped about features that they are working on and what features will be next, but we anticipate that more features from our recommendation list will be added, such as private boards, viewing users similar to you, improved search, allowing users to pin a single pin to multiple boards from the same upload, bulk pin transfers in case you want to reorganize boards, improved notifications, and an offering of metrics.

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Suggestions we doubt the company will undertake range from curing pin duplication within a stream (so that if I see a pin at the top of the page, image recognition should remove that image from the rest of my stream), support of un-pinnable static content through screengrabs native to Pinterest, support for animated gifs so users don’t have to be told to click out, to better categorization.

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

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