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Pinterest Lens

Lens lets you discover ideas inspired by anything you point your Pinterest camera at. Point it at an ingredient to discover recipes, or Lens someone’s streetstyle to find ways to bring the look to life for yourself.

Use Lens

When you’re out in the world and spot something that looks interesting:

  1. Open the Pinterest app and tap the camera up by the Search bar.
  2. Pinch to zoom, or tap on a specific object to focus your search—you can even Lens photos from your camera roll.
  3. Tap the button to snap a picture and discover related ideas.

Lens is available worldwide on iOS and Android for anyone who sets their device language to English, Brazilian Portuguese, or French. 

Tips for better Lens results:

  • Turn on the flash by tapping the lightning bolt icon in the upper-right corner.

  • Hold your camera steady to improve clarity

  • Tap the circle to focus your camera on the object.


Common Questions


Why does Pinterest ask for access to my camera roll?
Can other people see what I Lens?
Will the pictures I take with Lens be saved to my camera roll?
Can I see my previous searches?

When you give Lens permission to use your camera roll, you can discover ideas inspired by photos you took earlier. You can also create Pins from your photos and screenshots.

No, your search activity with Lens is private.

No, photos you take with Lens aren’t saved to your camera roll. However you can save them as Pins. 

Yes! Your previous Lenses live in the lower-left corner of your Lens home screen. 


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