How to: Use Pinterest for Beginners: Part 2

For those who missed Part 1, you can click here to read up on the post.

Step 5: Now that you have created several boards, you will want to use the search bar to look for things you are interested in. If you are interested in Black and White stripped rooms, type this in the search bar located on the uppermost left hand corner of your screen. This will pull up the various rooms that have the black and white tag.

Step 6: Scroll through the pictures that come up and if you see a picture you like, you can do one of two things. 
a. You can either use your mouse to hover on the picture and you will see the Pin it icon appear.

Click on Pin it and a box will pop up asking you to pick a board to pin the picture to i.e. what board will you like to save the picture in. 

Remember we already created several boards at the beginning so you in the Board field, click on the drop down box and all the names of the boards you created previously will appear. Click on the board you will like to save this image in. In my case I am saving this image in the board I created called decorating inspiration board.  

You also have the option of creating a new board if you find that you want to Pin the picture to a board different from the boards you previously created. All you have to do is click on the drop down box and a box with Create New Board written on it will show up. You can then type the name of the new board you want to create and hit the create button.

In the Description field, you can also edit the description of the picture to whatever you want or you can leave it as is. Then click Pin It.

b. If you are interested in seeing the picture as a larger picture, before pinning it, or you are interested in viewing where the picture came from, you can hover on the picture and your mouse will turn into a magnifying glass. Click on the picture and it will make it much larger.

Now that you have a much larger view of the picture, you can Pin the picture if you want, or to view what site the picture was pulled from, you can click directly on the picture and it will take you to the site where the picture was pulled from. 

If the person who originally pinned that picture pinned it well, you should have no problem finding the site the picture came from. However, I have come across many pictures where the source was not properly referenced, which then means you will not be able to know for sure where the picture came from.

Stay tuned for Part 3 of how to use Pinterest for Beginners. In part 3, I will be showing you how to find the source of pictures that are not properly referenced just in case you really want to know where the image came from. I will also be showing you how to add images you find around the web into Pinterest.

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