Pinterest Lens

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Pinterest LensBETA is all about helping you find ideas inspired by things you see in the real world. Just point Lens at an object, then tap to discover related ideas. Try pointing it at an ingredient to discover recipes to try, or use it on a pair of shoes to see similar styles, along with ideas for what to wear them with.

You can use Lens to capture objects you see in the moment, or do a search using an image from your camera roll.

Note: Lens is currently rolling out to US Pinners. For now, Lens works best for discovering home decor ideas, things to wear and food to eat. As more people use Lens, results will get better and the technology will learn how to recognize even more objects.

  1. Click the magnifying glass icon to go to the Explore tab

  2. Click the red camera next to the Search bar

  3. Tap the circle to capture an object

  4. Scroll to see results related to the object

How do I search an image from my camera roll?

To use an image from your camera roll, tap the landscape icon in the upper-right corner.

Can other people see what I search for?

No, your search activity with Lens is private.

Will the pictures I take with Lens be saved to my camera roll?

No, the pictures you take with Lens are only used to search for other ideas, and will not be saved at this time.

Can I search previous searches?

No. The results you see are unique to the object you’re searching for now, and you can’t go back to previous searches

Lens seems to be having trouble. What can I do?

Some things you can do to make an image easier for Lens to search:

Turn on the flash by tapping the lightning bolt icon in the lower-left corner.

Hold your camera steady to improve the clarity of your capture.

We’re always looking for feedback about how we can make Pinterest better. Please let us know what you think!

Pinterest LensBETA is all about helping you find ideas inspired by things you see in the real world. Just point Lens at an object, then tap to discover related ideas. Try pointing it at an ingredient to discover recipes to try, or use it on a pair of shoes to see similar styles, along with ideas for what to wear them with.

You can use Lens to capture objects you see in the moment, or do a search using an image from your camera roll.

Note: For now, Lens works best for discovering home decor ideas, things to wear and food to eat. As more people use Lens, results will get better and the technology will learn how to recognize even more objects.

  1. Click the search bar in the Explore tab

  2. Click the red camera next to the Search bar

  3. Tap the circle to capture an object

  4. Scroll to see the results related to the object

How do I search an image from my camera roll?

To use an image from your camera roll, tap the landscape icon in the upper-right corner.

Can other people see what I search for?

No, your search activity with Lens is private.

Will the pictures I take with Lens be saved to my camera roll?

No, the pictures you take with Lens are only used to search for other ideas, and will not be saved at this time.

Can I search previous searches?

No. The results you see are unique to the object you’re searching for now, and you can’t go back to previous searches

Lens seems to be having trouble. What can I do?

Some things you can do to make an image easier for Lens to search:

Turn on the flash by tapping the lightning bolt icon in the lower-left corner.

Hold your camera steady to improve the clarity of your capture.

We’re always looking for feedback about how we can make Pinterest better. Please let us know what you think!