Thursday, 22 October 2015

HistoryPin website is redeveloped

The following announcement comes form the HistoryPin website (

We thought you’d like to be the first to hear about some major changes to the platform. We've been working hard to make Historypin the easiest way for heritage organisations and groups to come together around local history, and today we're excited to relaunch the site with some great new features:

Open Collections: You can create a collection of pins and anyone else can add to it
Re-designed Profiles: Showcase your pins in a new map and gallery view
A Community Forum: Connect with other people running local heritage activities to share experiences and find inspiration

As part of the updates, all pins now need to belong to a collection. To get you started we've created a collection for you with all your pins. You can share it, invite other people to add to it, rename it or move the pins into different collections.

We've also given Historypin a new look, but don’t worry, everything’s still there! You might want to read more about the changes in our blog ( or watch our 2 minute video (

All of this is brand-new and isn't perfect yet, but we’ll make it better together along with you, our community. We’d love to hear your thoughts about what you really like, what isn't clear and what could be improved.

(With thanks to HistoryPin)


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