Pinterest adds chat tool for closer collaboration on group projects

Tyrone Stewart

Pinterest group activity feedPinterest has launched new tools that make it easier for people to plan and projects on its collaborative planning boards.

The visual social network has introduced a group activity feed within group boards, acting as a timeline of all recent activity in the group including when someone saves a new pin, adds a new section, or when a new member joins.

In addition to being able to keep track of everything on a group board, users will now be able to place comments without having to attach it to a specific pin and group members can respond to get a chat thread going.

“The majority of Pinners use group boards to collaborate with family and friends as they plan parties, events and projects together,” said Pinterest in a blog post. “These updates are in direct response to requests from Pinners just like these, and they’re part of our ongoing effort to make Pinterest a more productive place to bring events and other projects to life.”

The updates have been made available today across all of Pinterest’s platforms on both mobile and web.