Pinterest moves to conquer French

Jun 11, 2013
A woman looks at Pinterest.com on March 13, 2012. Pinterest said Tuesday it was launching a new "localized" version of the bulletin-board style social media site for French users.

Pinterest said Tuesday it was launching a new "localized" version of the bulletin-board style social media site for French users.

"French has been available as a language setting on Pinterest since last year, but language is just one important piece of culture," Pinterest said in a blog post announcing the move.

"That's why we're launching a new localized version of , created especially for people in France."

French "pinners" will see more local content and links to more French domains and pins with descriptions in French.

"We hope today's updates will help French pinners discover more relevant pins, and faster than ever before," the company said.

The fast-growing social media site gives people virtual bulletin boards that they decorate with pictures showcasing interests in anything from food to sports, fashion or travel.

It does not release use figures but some analysts say it has more than 26 million users and a potential to cash in on e-commerce.

Explore further: Meerkat vs. Periscope: Live-streaming app battle & buzz

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Pinterest introducing 'secret boards'

Nov 08, 2012

Pinterest on Thursday began letting users create "secret boards" that can only be seen by invitation at the hot online bulletin board service.

Recommended for you

Meerkat vs. Periscope: Live-streaming app battle & buzz

Mar 27, 2015

Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed in Silicon V ...

Twitter chief vows to help Indonesia fight disasters

Mar 26, 2015

Twitter chief Dick Costolo said Thursday the microblogging site planned to work with Indonesian authorities to warn people about natural disasters that regularly hit the archipelago, from earthquakes to volcanic ...

EU unveils ambitious overhaul of digital economy

Mar 25, 2015

The EU unveiled an ambitious plan to overhaul Europe's fragmented digital landscape on Wednesday that would allow Europeans traveling in other bloc countries to get their Netflix film fix or watch BBC iPlayer ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.