Social media has always been about being social, but if you haven’t been leveraging Pinterest it’s a great time to start. Though it may not appear social at first glance, Pinterest has always had a means of talking, but not nearly as easily as having the messenger.
Here’s a quick video on using it:
At the top right hand corner of your screen there are two little pins. Click it.
Previously, all that was shown was your notifications. Now it has a section that says “Messages”
To send a message Click Messages
Start typing in the pinner’s name or handle it and it will auto populate. Click their name to select or select more pinners.
You will now be able to send them a message. Just start typing!
To send them a pin, simply drop and drag it to the message window.
If you have already clicked on the pin and the picture if fully blown up, it does not drop and drag into the window. Do it from your board.
If you want to send again to the same person you can go back to the messages window and people that you have already sent a pin to will already be showing.
Pinterest Messengers looks a lot like the new Facebook Messenger app because the profile picture floats like the FB chat heads in the bottom left hand corner of your screen.
You can click the “X” on the top left of the chat head to click it away.
Imagine the possibility of people being able to ask you questions and being able to drop and the the blog posts or products that has the answers to their questions!
Unlike making comments on users pins — which is still important — this is a way to really carry on the conversation and if they see it live, you can communicate in REAL TIME!!
No more waiting on an email that says you are getting a comment to a pin!
Hop on over to visit me on Pinterest and send me a message and your favorite pin to test it out! I’d love to hear from you!
Heather Santo is a certified Virtual Administrative Consultant with over 15 years of customer service experience. She also spent time in corporate America as a Human Resources Manager performing generalist duties and specializing in recruiting. She now enjoys using her talents to serve her clients and help them to operate their businesses efficiently. She specializes in Aweber, Pinterest, WordPress Thesis, Gratitude Concierge Work and social media content graphic creation.
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