Microsoft has announced a new feature for OneNote and Word on the web – the ability to embed interactive Pinterest pins. Embedding pins is about as easy as it gets; you can simply copy the URL of the content you want to embed and paste it into the OneNote page or the Word document you want to add it to; and it will automatically create an interactive card with the information from the pin.
For OneNote, the feature should work on just about every version of the app starting today; but Word will only support it if you’re working on the web version of the app.
Interactive web content was actually a recent addition to the web version of Word, with support for YouTube videos and more; but it’s not on other versions of the app. That could be because local versions of Word are meant to be used without internet access; or because Word documents are usually meant to be printed, which wouldn’t work all that well with web content.
Recently, a report revealed that Microsoft tried to buy Pinterest at one point, but talks were dropped and there are no ongoing negotiations. However, Microsoft already added a Pinterest integration to the Collections feature in its Edge browser, and now the ability to embed pins in its apps suggests that the companies did build some kind of partnership.
While Pinterest embeds should be available from today, the feature seems to be rolling out gradually; as we haven’t been able to see it in our testing. It should show up for everyone as time goes on.
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