Making the Magic Happen — Pinning from the iPhone

As a huge fan of Pinterest, I am constantly pinning, whether it’s on my computer or on my iPhone.  However, when using the iPhone, pinning images you find online is a little complicated.  Repinning pictures on Pinterest is easy enough, but what if you’re reading a great article and it includes an infographic you would love to pin to one of your boards?  You can save the image to your Photos and upload it to Pinterest from there, but how do you pin the image and include the original URL?  Luckily, I have finally found the answer.

To get started, make sure you have the Pinterest app downloaded on your iPhone.  Also, you will need to modify an existing bookmark on your iPhone.  Select the bookmark, change the name to Pinterest and then copy and paste the following code into the URL window:

javascript:void((function(){var%20e=document.createElement(‘script’); e.setAttribute(‘type’,’text/javascript’); e.setAttribute(‘charset’,’UTF-8′); e.setAttribute(‘src’,’http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinmarklet.js?r=’+Math.random()*99999999);document.body.appendChild(e)})());

Edit Your Bookmark, Renaming It “Pinterest” and Copying the Code into the Window.

Once you have added the code, click Done and then Done again, making sure the edited Bookmark is completely saved.  Now here is where the magic happens.  For my example, I will pin a graphic I recently used in one of my blog posts.  While on my iPhone reading my post, I see the image I would love to pin.  Staying on the same webpage as the image, I simply click on the Bookmarks icon on the bottom of the page.  I select the Pinterest Bookmark and a window pops up showing me all of the images on the webpage I am currently viewing – I simply tap on the image I wish to pin.

The Images on My Webpage are Shown -- I Select the One I Want to Pin

The Images on My Webpage are Shown — I Select the One I Want to Pin.

Magically, the Pinterest app opens in a new window, showing me the selected image.  Now, all I have to do is edit the description, select the board I want, and voilà– the image is pinned and includes the original URL source.

The Image is Now Able to Be Pinned with the Original URL Source — Simply Edit the Description and Choose the Board.

Now anyone who repins my pin will automatically be driven back to the source, which happens to be my blog post.  Finally, the perfect solution to pinning on the iPhone!

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