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A “pin” is the basic foundation usage method of Pinterest.  It is equivalent to a post on Facebook or a tweet on Twitter.  It is how the user communicate or share with others on the Pinterest platform.

Pins are ideas that people on Pinterest create, find, and save from around the web. If you click through the Pin, you can visit the website to learn how to make it or where to buy it. As you discover Pins you love, click the red Save button to save them to your boards.

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When you try a Pin, you can show people on Pinterest how it went. Tried the perfect s’mores recipe? Add a photo of your s’mores over the campfire to the Pin, add a note to show people how it went or add helpful tips for anyone else who might want to give it a go.

Sometimes you’ll find a Pin that you know a friend will love. Send Pins directly to a friend or a group in a message to pass the inspiration around. You can also use Messages to chat with your friends, whether or not you shared a Pin. You can see your messages by clicking  .