PinView: Ditch Facebook Timeline and view it like a Pinterest board

PinView Facebook App

Many people may feel that Facebook Timeline it is not really comfortable to browse, sadly you cannot disable Timeline, but you can make it easier to browse like if it was a Pinterest board.

There is a new Facebook App called PinView and it will allow to explore Timeline, friends, News Feed and other items in tiles like in the Pinterest.com.

The app was released this week and their slogan is “Browse Facebook like you browse Pinterest”.

Installing PinView Facebook App

1. The installation is pretty easy, just visit https://apps.facebook.com/pinviewer/, click the orange P on the top-right.

PinView Facebook Button

2.  Choose who can see posts this app makes for you on your Facebook timeline and then click Go to App.

PinView installation

3. Set permissions and then click Allow.

PinView Permissions

4. Finally, go back to Facebook.com and under APPS, click PinView. Enjoy!

PinView

Once you are in PinView, all your News Feed will be displayed in rectangle tiles. From the top-right, you’ll find the navigation buttons to view other Timeline sections such as, videos or images, friend’s profile, etc.

This Facebook App still in the early stages, and the developers are already working on expanding the capabilities of PinView, for example, allowing to save pots, sort by popularity, and more.

Be the first and tell us in the comments, what are your thoughts about this FB app? Will this be an alternative to Facebook Timeline?

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.