Ben Silbermann sent an email out to Pinterest users tonight announcing a new feature: Secret Boards.
The boards appear at the bottom of your Pinterest page and are only viewable to you or to people you invite to pin to them.
Pinterest is starting out by providing each user three Secret Boards. While this may limit their usefulness as a containers for all your bookmarks, this feature has been the most requested for years, and it is great to see it finally implemented.
The boards themselves look like normal boards, but do have a padlock icon on the top of the page so you can distiguish between these boards and public ones.
Here are some screen captures I took to show the Secret Boards in action.
I was beginning to question if Pinterest would ever add private boards, so I am pretty excited to see this development.
What do you think about the ability to finally have private boards?
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