Pinterest is quite a popular application due to the fact that it offers collections of images and products that users can buy quickly. Now it seems that Pinterest has introduced a new feature that allows users to shop for items by simply taking their picture.
Last year,launched a tool that allowed users to buy items they found on Pinterest directly from their phones. This year, came with an even more convenient feature, one that makes it easier to find and purchase items quickly.
Users can now take pictures of items and the application will automatically search for them and allow users to place them in their shopping carts. Pinterest also rolled out a new visual search feature that’s called automatic object detection.
This new tool allows the application to search for specific items in a pinned photo. Users can tap a visual search icon on the screen and the application will display the list of items that are similar to the element inside the image.
Pinterest is also introducing a new feature regarding the shopping bag. Items that users have searched and added in the shopping cart part of the application are also available in the web version. Pinterest also introduced a new portal that’s called Pinterest Shop, which is a collection of the best Pins hand-picked by in-house and guest editors at Pinterest.
The new shopping bag feature is available on Android, while the automatic object detection tool for visual search is available only on iOS for now. The camera search feature will be rolling out later this year.