News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday November 08, 2012.
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Pinterest has finally given members the option to create private boards that are visibly only to the board's creator and added the ability to edit boards in its apps for Android and Apple iOS. Pinterest previously made all pins and boards public, so a user could not pin anything without his or her contacts being able to see it. The lack of privacy for some items has been a cause of concern for users, but Pinterest now permits creating up to three Secret Boards that are completely private.
The timing of the announcement seems fitting as many Pinterest users may pin items that are potential gifts for people that they are connected to on the social bookmarking website. Though existing boards cannot be made private, Secret Boards can be created on the web or in the latest version of Pinterest for Android or iOS to keep some information private.
Pinterest also added the ability to edit boards directly from a mobile device and block or report other users for violating Pinterest's terms of service. Members can now rename a board, write a new description, change its category, or delete it.Pinterest
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.