Pinterest rolls out a new set of well-being tools for its users in the United States on Android and iOS in the next few weeks…
Pinterest isn’t a run-of-the-mill social network. One aspect which makes this apparent is the fact its 250 million users post content designed to inspire others and make people happy. (Compared to other platforms which seem to center around showing off, snipping at strangers, and other negatives.)
Now, the digital pinboard is out with a new set of “emotional well-being activities.” These automatically surface suggestions when users search for phrases which indicate they might be stressed out or feeling depressed.
New Pinterest Emotional Well-Being Activities Debut
Pinterest worked with experts from the Stanford School of Medicine’s Brainstorm lab, advice from Vibrant Emotional Health, as well as from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Annie Ta writes:
“People will see a prompt to explore these resources when they search for things like ‘stress quotes,’ ‘work anxiety’ or other terms that indicate they might be feeling down. The experience is not meant to replace professional care, but it may help someone if they need support. “
Pinterest says its new emotional well-being activities will roll out to users in the United States in the coming weeks on Android and iOS.