First World Problems

I’m going to be a bit of a brat in this new series, wherein I complain about first world problems — AKA things I should be grateful I have access to but annoy me anyway.

First up: a new problem with Pinterest. This one’s much more serious than the last.

Courtesy of Mah iPhone

We’re off to a great start.

I updated my Pinterest app, because I hate seeing that little red circle notification. (It’s a whole ‘nother story). This update included a new feature, where you can scroll to see related pins. Sounds super, right? WRONG.

Say you’re browsing pins on oh, I don’t know … a handheld device … like the iPhone, the same one you just updated because of App Store’s incessant red circle?

And, maybe you can’t see the entire pin, because some are long and others have lots of words (and have I mentioned you’re viewing a small-scale screen?).

Courtesy of Mah iPhoneWhat’s that say? No, not the Harry Potter nonsense. The shark one!

So you click the pin to view it full-screen. But, now there’s a box notifying you to scroll down to see related pins. OK, got it.

Courtesy of Mah iPhone

Thanks for that helpful tip, Pinterest!

Wait, why won’t the box go away? Clicking it opens the pin’s URL (which we all know is about 60 percent effective at being a helpful link).

Courtesy of Mah iPhone

Yep, I got it.

Courtesy of Mah iPhone

SERIOUSLY, GO AWAY.

Scroll up, scroll down … the box is still there. WTF, Pinterest!

I hadn’t even realized you could (accidentally) scroll any which way, because I was so aggravated by the big, dumb box.

Despite scouring help articles and FAQs and the almighty Google, I can’t find a solution. What’s this first world coming to?!

Courtesy of Apple.com

Pinterest’s iTunes page. It’s full of lies.

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10 responses to “First World Problems”

  1. Amy E. says :

    Wittyburg, I am right there with you on the floating ‘scroll down to see related pins’ eyesore that is ruining my Pinterest experience! If you hear about a solution, I would love to hear about it!

    • Wittyburg says :

      I’ll definitely keep you posted … have been going back and forth with their Customer Service dept. since I made the update.

      They probably think I’m crazy at this point, but I’m OK with it — such a terrible user experience!

    • Wittyburg says :

      Amy,
      I heard back this afternoon with the following: “Right now, scrolling through related pins once is the only way to make the box disappear. You should only have to scroll down to the bottom once and then it shouldn’t appear again. We’re sorry you’re having trouble and we hope to add improvement in the next app update. Thanks for your patience until then.”

      It still doesn’t go away for me, but maybe your phone will be more cooperative.

      Argh!
      Wittyburg

  2. bensbitterblog says :

    I am a big fan of the first world problem. So much so that it is all that I write about.

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