Pinterest has announced the release of version 5 of the Pinterest API, which allows developers to create separate apps to make it easier to submit, create, and manage pins, and will now be open to all developers, rather than limited to partners. selected.
As Pinterest explains:
“The Pinterest API (v5) is the only API for developers to build apps and solutions for merchants, advertisers, creators, and Pinners to drive results on Pinterest. Developers who have been waiting years to get access to the API can now do so with no minimum revenue. We are actively reviewing all requests to access the Pinterest API, and developers can be approved as soon as 1 business day.”
The new API includes Shopping, Content, and Analytics elements, which will enable all new features within third-party apps and tools, providing more ways to manage and maintain your Pin presence.
The new API will also allow developers use Pinterest’s likes graph, which includes ‘over 330 billion projects, places and products’, which could see all the new data insights tools and apps emerge.
Essentially, the API facilitates new use cases for these elements, such as on-site widgets and pin management tools, which could provide new ways to display and interact with pin content outside of the app itself. So while it won’t directly affect regular users, the expanded API may lead to new tools that can help you get more value from the platform.
Developers can learn more about the Pinterest API V5 here, including full specifications and usage requirements.