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| August 2008 – December 2009 || Conception || The product is conceived by [[wikipedia:Ben Silbermann|Ben Silbermann]], [[wikipedia:Evan Sharp|Evan Sharp]], and [[wikipedia:Paul Sciarra|Paul Sciarra]] as part of Cold Brew Labs.
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| January 2010 – early 2012 || Product build-out, userbase growth, policy tuning || Pinterest grows steadily, raises a few rounds of money, releases mobile apps, and makes policy changes to better accommodate concerns surrounding copyright, opt-out and not reusing user content.
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| Early 2012 onward || Large funding rounds and aggressive acquisitions || Pinterest raises multiple large rounds of funding at steadily rising valuations ($100 million Series C at $1.5 billion valuation, $200 million Series D at $2.5 billion valuation, $225 million Series E at $3.8 billion valuation, $200 million Series F at $5 billion valuation, and $553 million Series G at $11 billion valuation) and also aggressively acquires companies.
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| June 2015 onward || In-app commerce || Pinterest partners with [[wikipedia:Shopify|Shopify]] and retailers to launch Buyable Pins, special types of pins that people can use to make purchases within Pinterest itself. Although Buyable Pins do not cost the seller money, Pinterest clarifies that sellers may choose to promote Buyable Pins just as they can promote other pins.
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| 2019 || Floating || Pinterest debuts as a public company.
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| 2017 || February 7 || Product || Pinterest simultaneously launches three products related to visual search: (1) Lens, which allows users to take photos of objects to find Pins related those objects; (2) Instant Ideas, a circle button that appears on each Pin that, when tapped, displays related Pins; and (3) Shop the Look, a circle button that appears on each individual item within a photo that, when tapped, displays Pins related to that item.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/08/pinterest-adds-visual-search-for-elements-in-images-and-through-your-camera/ |date=February 8, 2017 |publisher=TechCrunch |title=Pinterest adds visual search for elements in images and through your camera |author=Matthew Lynley |accessdate=February 18, 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=https://blog.pinterest.com/en/search-outside-box-new-pinterest-visual-discovery-tools |publisher=Pinterest |website=Pinterest Blog |title=Search outside the box with new Pinterest visual discovery tools |date=February 8, 2017 |accessdate=February 18, 2017 |author=Evan Sharp}}</ref>
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| 2017 || March 8 || Acquisition || Pinterest acquires Jelly, a 4-year-old search engine created by Twitter co-founder {{w|Biz Stone}}, who is announced to join Pinterest as a special adviser to co-founder and chief product officer {{w|Evan Sharp}}.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Newton |first1=Casey |title=Pinterest acquires Jelly, a truly terrible search engine |url=https://www.theverge.com/2017/3/8/14857360/pinterest-jelly-acquisition |website=theverge.com |accessdate=5 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Chaykowski |first1=Kathleen |title=Pinterest Acquires Twitter Cofounder's Social Media Flop, Jelly |url=https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathleenchaykowski/2017/03/08/pinterest-acquires-twitter-cofounders-social-media-flop-jelly/#d36d6516fd05 |website=forbes.com |accessdate=5 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Cohen |first1=David |title=Pinterest Just Acquired Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone’s Jelly |url=https://www.adweek.com/digital/pinterest-twitter-biz-stone-jelly/ |website=adweek.com |accessdate=5 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Lunden |first1=Ingrid |title=Pinterest acquires Jelly, the crowdsourced Q&A startup from Biz Stone |url=https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/08/pinterest-acquires-jelly-the-crowdsourced-qa-startup-from-biz-stone/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=5 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2017 || March 17 || Censorship || The {{w|Chinese Government}} blocks Pinterest in the People's Republic of China, and includes it in the list of banned sites, which includes {{w|Google}}, {{w|Facebook}}, {{w|Twitter}}, {{w|Instagram}}, {{w|Tumblr}}, {{w|YouTube}}, {{w|Snapchat}}, {{w|Picasa}}, {{w|SoundCloud}}, {{w|Google+}}, and several others.<ref>{{cite web |title=This is how China's Great Firewall isolates the public; Pinterest goes down after Google, Facebook, Youtube |url=https://www.ibtimes.co.in/this-how-chinas-great-firewall-isolates-public-pinterest-goes-down-after-google-facebook-719925 |website=ibtimes.co.in |accessdate=5 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Pham |first1=Sherisse |title=China adds Pinterest to list of banned sites |url=https://money.cnn.com/2017/03/17/technology/pinterest-banned-china/ |website=money.cnn.com |accessdate=5 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Photo-sharing website Pinterest blocked in China, according to censorship watchdogs |url=https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/17/photo-sharing-website-pinterest-blocked-china-according-censorship-watchdogs/ |website=hongkongfp.com |accessdate=5 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest blocked in China, says censorship watchdogs |url=https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/pinterest-blocked-in-china-says-censorship-watchdogs-4573419/ |website=indianexpress.com |accessdate=5 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2017 || May 23 || Product || Pinterest adds to its Lens camera search the ability to recognize complete dishes. This means that when the user snaps a pic of his/her plate with the Pinterest app, the software will find full recipes for complete dishes rather than just options based on single ingredients.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Cohen |first1=David |title=Pinterest Just Served Up Better Ways to Find Recipes, Ingredients and Full Dishes |url=https://www.adweek.com/digital/pinterest-food-drink-lens-search-ratings/ |website=adweek.com |accessdate=6 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest is making food porn work for you |url=https://mashable.com/2017/05/23/pinterest-lens-recipe/ |website=mashable.com |accessdate=6 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Steele |first1=Billy |title=Pinterest Lens finds recipes based on your weekend brunch pics |url=https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/23/pinterest-lens-full-dish-search-recipe-reviews/ |website=engadget.com |accessdate=6 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=SUCK AT COOKING? PINTEREST’S COMPUTER VISION CAN HELP |url=https://www.wired.com/2017/05/suck-cooking-pinterests-computer-vision-can-help/ |website=wired.com |accessdate=6 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2017 || June 6 || Funding || Pinterest raises US$150 million in additional capital at a US$12.3 billion valuation in round of funding. The additional capital is expected to be used for further investments in visual technology and global expansion.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Raises $150 Million At A $12.3 Billion Valuation To Focus On Visual Search |url=https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathleenchaykowski/2017/06/06/pinterest-raises-150-million-at-a-12-3-billion-valuation-to-focus-on-visual-search/#6879d8b373d6 |website=forbes.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Lynley |first1=Matthew |title=Pinterest raises $150M at a $12.3B valuation as it makes a full press into visual search |url=https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/06/pinterest-raises-150m-at-a-12-3b-valuation-as-it-makes-a-full-press-into-visual-search/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest raises $150 million valuing company at $12.3 billion |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pinterest-funding-idUSKBN18X2NV |website=reuters.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Benner |first1=Katie |title=Pinterest Raises Valuation to $12.3 Billion With New Funding |url=https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/06/technology/pinterest-raises-valuation-to-12-3-billion-with-new-funding.html |website=nytimes.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2017 || June 21 || Product || Pinterest updates its visual search program, Lens, introducing a feature that lets users use their smartphone's camera to identify decor, clothing, and food they see in the real world.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest just updated its coolest new feature, which uses your smartphone's camera to search the world around you — here's what's new |url=https://www.businessinsider.com/pinterest-lens-updates-new-features-2017-6 |website=businessinsider.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest’s Lens update adds a Snapchat-style look and a fashion sense |url=https://searchengineland.com/pinterests-lens-update-adds-snapchat-style-look-fashion-sense-277540 |website=searchengineland.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest’s Lens Virtual Search Gets a Fashion Forward Makeover |url=https://fortune.com/2017/06/21/pinterest-lens-fashion/ |website=fortune.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest’s camera search Lens gets a new look |url=https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/21/pinterests-camera-search-lens-gets-a-new-look/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2017 || August 16 || Product || Pinterest introduces feature that allows users zoom in on pins when using the mobile app.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest now lets people zoom in on pins, has redesigned visual search icon |url=https://marketingland.com/pinterest-now-lets-people-zoom-pins-redesigns-visual-search-icon-221972 |website=marketingland.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest users can now pinch-to-zoom on photos in the app |url=https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/16/pinterest-users-can-now-pinch-to-zoom-on-photos-in-the-app/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest is finally adding a feature users have been craving for years |url=https://www.businessinsider.com/pinterest-zoom-pins-feature-2017-8 |website=businessinsider.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Come a little closer — Pinterest launches the ability to zoom inside Pins |url=https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/pinterest-zoom-update/ |website=digitaltrends.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2017 || September 14 || Userbase || Pinterest reports 200 million monthly active users.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest crosses 200 million monthly active users |url=https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/14/pinterest-crosses-200-million-monthly-active-users/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest tops 200 million members |url=https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/09/14/pinterest-tops-200-million-members/660055001/ |website=usatoday.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Just Crossed 200 Million Active Users After Growing 40% Since Last Year |url=https://www.adweek.com/digital/pinterest-just-crossed-200-million-active-users-after-growing-40-since-last-year/ |website=adweek.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2017 || October 18 || Product || Pinterest introduces self-serve ad-buying tool for advertisers, letting businesses target customers searching for potential products.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest opens search ads to self-serve advertisers, adds ‘autotargeting’ option |url=https://marketingland.com/pinterest-opens-search-ads-self-serve-advertisers-adds-autotargeting-option-226442 |website=marketingland.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Lynley |first1=Matthew |title=Pinterest opens up search advertising in its Ads Manager |url=https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/18/pinterest-opens-up-search-advertising-in-its-ads-manager/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=22 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2017 || November 14 || Product || Pinterest introduces several new features aimed at facilitating users to find products to purchase through its platform. These include [[w:QR code|QR]]-like codes for brands to append to product packaging, and a series of shoppable pins to its first mashup of visual and text search.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Is Looking to Maintain Its Visual Search Momentum With Several Updates |url=https://www.adweek.com/digital/pinterest-lens-your-look-shopstyle-shop-the-look-responsive-visual-search-firefox-extension/ |website=adweek.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest adds custom QR-like codes for businesses, more shoppable pins |url=https://marketingland.com/pinterest-adds-custom-qr-like-codes-businesses-shoppable-pins-228330 |website=marketingland.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Lynley |first1=Matthew |title=Pinterest Lens now gives users a way to figure out their outfits with the clothes in their closet |url=https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/14/pinterest-lens-now-gives-users-a-way-to-figure-out-their-outfits-with-the-clothes-in-their-closet/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2017 || November 30 || Team || Pinterest business lead Tim Kendall announces he is leaving the company. Jon Alferness is announced to replace him.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest ad boss Tim Kendall is leaving the company |url=https://marketingland.com/pinterest-ad-boss-tim-kendall-leaving-company-229465 |website=marketingland.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Lynley |first1=Matthew |title=Pinterest business lead Tim Kendall is leaving the company |url=https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/30/pinterest-business-lead-tim-kendall-is-leaving-the-company/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || January 30 || Team || Pinterest hires {{w|Google}} computer vision research lead {{w|Chuck Rosenberg}} to be the company’s head of computer vision and lead its visual search engineering team.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest hires Google’s Chuck Rosenberg to lead visual search team |url=https://venturebeat.com/2018/01/30/pinterest-hires-googles-chuck-rosenberg-to-lead-visual-search-team/ |website=venturebeat.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Lynley |first1=Matthew |title=Pinterest hires a new head of computer vision |url=https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/30/pinterest-hires-a-new-head-of-computer-vision/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest, a quiet giant in machine-vision research, hires a Google guru |url=https://www.fastcompany.com/40524118/pinterest-a-quiet-giant-in-machine-vision-research-hires-a-google-guru |website=fastcompany.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || February 27 || Team || Pinterest hires former [[w:Square, Inc.|Square]] and {{w|Google}} Francoise Brougher to serve as the company's first {{w|Chief operating officer}}. The move constitutes Pinterest's preparation for an initial public offering.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Lynley |first1=Matthew |title=Pinterest hires former Square and Google exec Francoise Brougher as its first COO |url=https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/27/pinterest-hires-former-square-and-google-exec-francoise-brougher-as-its-first-coo/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Chaykowski |first1=Kathleen |title=Pinterest Hires First COO As It Eyes An Initial Public Offering |url=https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathleenchaykowski/2018/02/27/pinterest-hires-first-coo-as-it-eyes-an-initial-public-offering/#309da3871435 |website=forbes.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Gesenhues |first1=Amy |title=Pinterest names Square’s former Business Lead, Francoise Brougher, as its first COO |url=https://marketingland.com/pinterest-names-squares-former-business-lead-francoise-brougher-first-coo-235104 |website=marketingland.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Cohen |first1=David |title=For the First Time, Pinterest Has a COO |url=https://www.adweek.com/digital/for-the-first-time-ever-pinterest-has-a-coo/ |website=adweek.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || March 20 || Product || Pinterest expands its Shopping Ads feature, making it available from a small group of retailers to hundreds of advertisers.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Brings Shopping Ads To Hundreds More Businesses |url=https://wersm.com/pinterest-brings-shopping-ads-to-hundreds-more-businesses/ |website=wersm.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Shopping Ads now out of testing, available to hundreds of advertisers |url=https://marketingland.com/pinterest-moves-shoppable-ads-testing-makes-available-hundreds-advertisers-236408 |website=marketingland.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || April 27 || Product || Pinterest launches new beauty search tool for different skin tones, in an effort to make the platform more inclusive and user-friendly.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Now Lets You Filter by Skin Tone for Beauty Searches |url=https://www.allure.com/story/pinterest-skin-tone-beauty-search-filter |website=allure.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest launches new beauty search tool for different skin tones |url=https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/make-up-nails/a20092992/pinterest-beauty-search-tool-different-skin-tones/ |website=harpersbazaar.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Just Made an Important Change to How You Search for Beauty Ideas |url=https://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/pinterest-new-features |website=realsimple.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest’s Inclusive New Feature Lets You Search Beauty Pins by Skin Tone |url=https://www.brit.co/pinterest-beauty-by-skin-tone/ |website=brit.co |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || July || Acquisitions by Pinterest || Bookmarking service {{w|Instapaper}} leaves Pinterest, with ownership being transferred from the latter to a newly formed company Instant Paper, Inc.<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/16/instapaper-buys-itself-back-pinterest/|title=Instapaper buys itself back from Pinterest|last=LeFebvre|first=Rob|date=July 16, 2018|work={{w|Engadget}}|access-date=July 17, 2018 |df= mdy-all }}</ref><ref>{{Cite web |url= http://blog.instapaper.com/post/175953870856|title=Instapaper is going independent|date=July 16, 2018|access-date=23 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || August 8 || Product || Pinterest releases wide-format Promoted Videos to all advertisers via its self-serve Ads Manager tool. Max width promoted videos are around four times the size of standard Pinterest videos, spanning the entire two-column grid.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest opens up wide-format Promoted Videos to all advertisers |url=https://marketingland.com/pinterest-opens-up-wide-format-promoted-videos-to-all-advertisers-245730 |website=marketingland.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Rolls Out Max Width Promoted Videos to All Advertisers |url=https://www.searchenginejournal.com/pinterest-rolls-out-max-width-promoted-videos-to-all-advertisers/265413/#close |website=searchenginejournal.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || September 19 || Product || Pinterest opens an {{w|application programming interface}} to give brands more insights on influencer campaigns. The new API updates would allow brands to track metrics to measure campaign results and reach users looking for new ideas. The new integrated platform is launched with eight influencer marketing partners: Open Influence, HYPR, Klear, AspireIQ, Mavrck, IZEA, Influence.co and Obvious.ly.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Gesenhues |first1=Amy |title=Pinterest opens API to give brands more insights on influencer campaigns |url=https://marketingland.com/pinterest-opens-api-to-give-brands-more-insights-on-influencer-campaigns-248385 |website=marketingland.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest opens influencer API to third-party platforms |url=https://www.marketingdive.com/news/pinterest-opens-influencer-api-to-third-party-platforms/532698/ |website=marketingdive.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest and AspireIQ Collaborate to Expand Influencer Marketing Initiatives for Brands |url=https://martechseries.com/social/influencer-marketing/pinterest-aspireiq-collaborate-expand-influencer-marketing-initiatives-brands/ |website=martechseries.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || September 25 || International expansion || Pinterest announces its first Canadian office in downtown {{w|Toronto}}, as part of an effort to expand the platform's presence outside of the United States.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Is Opening Up Its First Office in Canada Next Month |url=https://www.adweek.com/digital/pinterest-is-opening-up-its-first-office-in-canada-next-month/ |website=adweek.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=King |first1=Rachel |title=Pinterest Opens First Canada Office, Led by Microsoft and Facebook Veteran |url=https://fortune.com/2018/09/25/pinterest-canada-erin-elofson/ |website=fortune.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest to open first Canadian office in Toronto |url=https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/pinterest-canadian-office-1.4838099 |website=cbc.ca |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest opens shop in Toronto to stick into $11.52bn Canadian market |url=https://www.thedrum.com/news/2018/09/25/pinterest-opens-shop-toronto-stick-1152bn-canadian-market |website=thedrum.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || October 16 || Product || Pinterest introduces new shopping features. The older Buyable Pin format is replaced with Product Pins, which bring shoppers directly to checkout pages on retailers’ sites, enabling them to complete purchases in a few clicks. Shopping recommendations are added to pins in the style and home décor categories, with aim at providing people with a shoppable feed of similar styles.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Introduces New Product Pins and Shopping Recommendations |url=https://www.searchenginejournal.com/pinterest-introduces-new-product-pins-and-shopping-recommendations/274275/#close |website=searchenginejournal.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Cohen |first1=David |title=Pinterest Is Converting Its Older Buyable Pins to Product Pins |url=https://www.adweek.com/digital/pinterest-is-converting-its-older-buyable-pins-to-product-pins/ |website=adweek.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Ortutay |first1=Barbara |title=Can Pinterest succeed as the 'un'-social network? |url=https://phys.org/news/2018-10-pinterest-slow-growth-strategy.html |website=phys.org |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Like a pocketable personal stylist, Pinterest overhauls shopping tools |url=https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/pinterest-shopping-overhaul-product-pins/ |website=digitaltrends.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || January 29 || Financial || Pinterest hires {{w|Goldman Sachs}} and {{w|JPMorgan Chase}} for advise on the company’s forthcoming {{w|Initial public offering}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Reportedly Hires Underwriters For Widely Anticipated 2019 IPO |url=https://news.crunchbase.com/news/pinterest-reportedly-hires-underwriters-for-widely-anticipated-2019-ipo/ |website=news.crunchbase.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest selects Goldman, JPMorgan to lead IPO |url=https://www.livemint.com/market/ipo/pinterest-selects-goldman-jpmorgan-to-lead-ipo-1548820467734.html |website=livemint.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Goldman Sachs And JPMorgan To Underwrite Pinterest’s IPO |url=https://www.pymnts.com/news/ipo/2019/goldman-sachs-jpmorgan-underwrite-pinterest-ipo/ |website=pymnts.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest taps Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan to lead IPO: sources |url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pinterest-ipo/pinterest-taps-goldman-sachs-jpmorgan-to-lead-ipo-sources-idUSKCN1PN30I |website=reuters.com |accessdate=23 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || February 21 || Financial || The {{w|Wall Street Journal}} reports on Pinterest confidentially filing paperwork with the {{w|United States Securities and Exchange Commission}} for an {{w|initial public offering}}, expecting to seek a valuation of at least US$12 billion.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Zaleski |first1=Olivia |title=Pinterest Files Confidentially for U.S. IPO |url=https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-21/pinterest-is-said-to-file-confidentially-for-u-s-ipo |website=bloomberg.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Clark |first1=Kate |title=Pinterest files confidentially to go public |url=https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/21/pinterest-files-confidentially-to-go-public/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest reportedly files confidentially for an IPO |url=https://www.cnet.com/news/pinterest-reportedly-files-confidentially-for-an-ipo/ |website=cnet.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Files Confidentially for IPO |url=https://www.wsj.com/articles/pinterest-files-confidentially-for-ipo-11550782552 |website=wsj.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || February 22 || Censorship || Pinterest blocks searches of vaccine content on the platform in an effort to fight against anti-vaxxer misinformation.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Roston |first1=Brittany A. |title=Pinterest drops vaccination search results in push against fake news |url=https://www.slashgear.com/pinterest-drops-vaccination-search-results-in-push-against-fake-news-22566961/ |website=slashgear.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=What Silicon Valley can learn from Pinterest |url=https://mashable.com/article/pinterest-ipo-anti-vaccine-policy/ |website=mashable.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=YouTube & Pinterest Are Cracking Down On Anti-Vax Propaganda |url=https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/02/225180/youtube-pinterest-new-policies-block-anti-vaxx-propoganda-conspiracy-theories |website=refinery29.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Restricts Vaccine Search Results to Curb Spread of Misinformation |url=https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/23/health/pinterest-vaccination-searches.html |website=nytimes.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || March 21 || Team || Pinterest hires {{w|Walmart}} {{w|Chief technology officer}} Jeremy King as its new head of engineering.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest hires Walmart CTO Jeremy King as head of engineering |url=https://venturebeat.com/2019/03/21/pinterest-hires-walmart-cto-jeremy-king-as-head-of-engineering/ |website=venturebeat.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || March 22 || Financial || Pinterest, along with {{w|Uber Technologies}}, pick the {{w|New York Stock Exchange}} as the venue for its stock listing.<ref>{{cite web |title=Uber and Pinterest choose New York Stock Exchange for listings |url=https://www.irishtimes.com/business/markets/uber-and-pinterest-choose-new-york-stock-exchange-for-listings-1.3835113 |website=irishtimes.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || April 18 || Financial || Pinterest debuts as a public company, with its shares jumping over 28 percent on its first day of trading. The company’s stock begins trading at US$23.75, above the initial public offering price of $19, and finishes the day at $24.40.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest is up more than 25% in its first day of trading |url=https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/18/pinterest-begins-trading-on-the-nyse-opens-up-25/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Soars in Debut in 2019's Second-Biggest U.S. IPO |url=https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-18/pinterest-climbs-in-debut-after-second-biggest-u-s-ipo-of-2019 |website=bloomberg.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest shares rise 28% on first day of trading, worth $13 billion |url=https://venturebeat.com/2019/04/18/pinterest-shares-rise-28-on-first-day-of-trading-worth-13-billion/ |website=venturebeat.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=.P.O. Day for Pinterest and Zoom Ends With Shares Sharply Higher |url=https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/technology/pinterest-stock.html |website=nytimes.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || May 30 || Product || Pinterest launches globally new {{w|Windows 10}} app in the Microsoft Store, in order to improve desktop browsing.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Hutchinson |first1=Andrew |title=Pinterest Launches New Windows 10 App to Improve Desktop Browsing |url=https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/pinterest-launches-new-windows-10-app-to-improve-desktop-browsing/555868/ |website=socialmediatoday.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest’s web app for Windows is now available |url=https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/30/pinterests-web-app-for-windows-is-now-available/ |website=venturebeat.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || June 12 || Censorship || Pinterest bans anti-abortion group [[w:Live Action (organization)|Live Action]], claiming that the movement spreads "harmful misinformation."<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest bans anti-abortion group Live Action |url=https://www.cnet.com/news/pinterest-bans-anti-abortion-group-live-action/ |website=cnet.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest suspends anti-abortion group over 'misinformation' |url=https://thehill.com/homenews/media/448161-pinterest-suspends-anti-abortion-group-for-misinformation-related-to |website=thehill.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest lands smack in the middle of the deplatforming wars |url=https://www.fastcompany.com/90363206/pinterest-bans-anti-abortion-group-joins-deplatforming-wars |website=fastcompany.com |accessdate=24 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || July 10 || Product || Pinterest launches new features to facilitate creators and brands to upload videos directly to the visual search engine. New additions include an improved uploading tool, a refreshed gallery tab, a lifetime analytics metric, and Pin scheduling functionality.<ref>{{cite web |title=New Pinterest features encourage brands and creators to upload more videos |url=https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/10/pinterest-video/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=5 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest introduces new video tools for brands and creators |url=https://venturebeat.com/2019/07/10/pinterest-introduces-new-video-tools-for-brands-and-creators/ |website=venturebeat.com |accessdate=5 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || July 10 || International expansion || Pinterest announces an office in {{w|Singapore}} to service South-east Asia and India, as part of its expansion in Asia-Pacific. This is the second office in Asia-Pacific; after the office opened in {{w|Tokyo}} in 2013.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest opens Singapore office as platform eyes Asia-Pacific growth |url=https://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/pinterest-opens-singapore-office-as-picture-sharing-website-eyes-asia |website=straitstimes.com |accessdate=5 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest eyes Asia-Pacific growth with Singapore office launch |url=https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/garage/pinterest-eyes-asia-pacific-growth-with-singapore-office-launch |website=businesstimes.com.sg |accessdate=5 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || July 31 || Product || Pinterest adds two new product showcase tools with the purpose to prompt user purchases based on their on-platform behaviors. The first tool is a new 'Picked for You' Pin collection which would appear at the top of the user's home feed. The second addition is an updated shopping section below Pins from certain businesses, which would showcase expanded brand catalogs based on the items the user has shown an interest in.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Hutchinson |first1=Andrew |title=Pinterest Adds New Personalized Recommendations, New Related Product Listings on Pins |url=https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/pinterest-adds-new-personalized-recommendations-new-related-product-listin/559871/ |website=socialmediatoday.com |accessdate=5 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=More ways to shop your favorite brands on Pinterest |url=https://newsroom.pinterest.com/en/post/summer-shopping |website=newsroom.pinterest.com |accessdate=5 August 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || August 1 || Userbase || Pinterest reaches 300 million users worldwide in a month.<ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest pops after delivering impressive second-quarter earnings report |url=https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/01/pinterest-pops-after-delivering-impressive-second-quarter-earnings-report/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=4 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest Reaches 300 Million Users, Posts Better Than Expected Profit in Q2 |url=https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/pinterest-reaches-300-million-users-posts-better-than-expected-profit-in-q/560167/ |website=socialmediatoday.com |accessdate=4 August 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Pinterest reaches 300 million monthly active users |url=https://www.deccanchronicle.com/technology/in-other-news/030819/pinterest-reaches-300-million-monthly-active-users.html |website=deccanchronicle.com |accessdate=4 August 2019}}</ref>
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