"The idea here is that Pinterest wants to be the search engine for images, and that includes images you see on other websites or even images you come across in the real world. As co-founder Evan Sharp explained it at a press event last month: “You shouldn’t have to put your thoughts into words to find great ideas.”Pinterest will now let you search for products using any image you find online — without visiting Pinterest - Recode
The “visual search” technology is not new — you could already use it, but only on Pinterest’s website. Eventually, Pinterest would love to help users buy the products they find see online but don’t know where to buy them.
But that won’t be the main priority for the new browser tool, at least not right away. While it’s possible Pinterest’s recommended images may include similar-looking items that are for sale through the service, called “buyable pins,” the company is “not prioritizing” those kinds of pins, according to a company spokesperson."
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Pinterest will now let you search for products using any image you find online — without visiting Pinterest - Recode
See New! Visual discovery, all around the web (Pinterest blog) for details