Have you been pinning like crazy this year? How about snapping tons of great photos and sharing with your friends on Instagram? Well you may be in for a treat! Many Pinterest enthusiasts have tried to re-create the social mega site, but there are none that have yet to succeed. Until now…
Enter: “Pinstagram”, a completely free service that combines both Instagram and Pinterest. Instagram users can visit Pinstagram.co and sign in using their existing Instagram accounts. Your dashboard looks almost identical to Pinterest, but instead of pins from all across the web, you’ll see your friends’ latest Instagram photos. From there, users can choose to “Pin,” “Like,” or “Comment.” Here’s where your Pinterest account comes into play; when you hover over an Instagram photo and select “Pin”, you will be prompted to login via Pinterest and continue with your pin as you normally would.
So far, Pinstagram seems to do a great job of combining two of the most popular social sharing sites of all time. The site features great search functionality that Instagram otherwise lacks and offers Pinterest and Instagram users one-stop shopping for their pinning and photo-sharing needs. Have you ever taken a great photo on Instagram and thought it would be perfect to share on Pinterest? Now it’s as easy as logging into Pinstagram and pinning away!
Pinstagram also offers a better use for the “Popular” section offered on Instagram. Browsing the “Popular” section via Instagram, you are limited to merely “liking” or commenting on photos. With Pinstgram, you can take it one step further by pinning popular Instagram photos to share with all of your Pinterest followers.
Pinstagram has already become somewhat of a literal overnight success. The site was created by Pek Pongpaet and Brandon Leonardo as a weekend project. And get this; the concept started as a complete joke! These two Silicon Valley designers merely wanted to find out what would happen if they combined two of the hottest social sharing sites out there today.
Since it made its web debut just about 2 weeks ago, Pinstagram has already been featured on major tech review sites like Tech Cocktail, Mashable and The Huffington Post. Only time will tell, but we want to hear from you now! Comment below and let us know… Would you use Pinstagram?