Our own CEO, Danny Maloney, has several great points about why all of these changes are a positive for the platform: There's one thing that is clear, though - with every new update, or even in the testing phase, Pinterest is underscoring the importance of quality content.The Smart Feed works to showcase more user relevant content.
When you come across the first image with 10 repins, you aren't getting the full story.
You'll now see the total number of repins and likes the Pin has gotten across all of Pinterest (before you only saw how many people saved your copy of that Pin).
We also added a way to see all the boards where a Pin was saved.
If you leave the space blank, Pinterest now fills in what they are calling a "universal description" that has been created by pulling information from a "variety of sources." This way, Pinterest ensures that the information in the description is either your unique description of the post or relevant information for other users.
While we've always been able to write a custom description, it's an underutilized, and often times ignored, activity.