Pinterest is the most widely-used and famous DIY platform where people get visual inspiration about home decor, design, cooking, handmade products, and so on.
With more than 400 million users every month, the image-sharing platform has become a goldmine for marketers to promote products and services.
But besides its skyrocketing popularity, there are many reasons why someone would like to make their profile private on Pinterest.
After all, unlike Instagram, TikTok, Twitter or other social media platforms, Pinterest is primarily a web-based platform - meaning it is more of a search engine than a social networking site.
There are many reasons why you would want to make your account private, but some of the most common are:
Whatever the reason may be, we respect that you like to keep your Pinterest account private. Below, read about all the ways that you can use to protect your personal information on the platform.
If you don’t want your Pinterest profile to show up on Google and other search engines, you need to update your search privacy settings on Pinterest:
Note: Keep in mind that toggling on the option won’t make your profile incognito at the very second. It may take some time for search engines to remove your profile from results.
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If you don’t want to make your whole profile incognito on Pinterest, there is the option to lock down a portion of your profile by creating secret boards.
Secret boards are visible only to you and anyone you invite to the Board.
Creating secret boards is quite easy, you just have to enable the option while creating the board. The good thing is that you can make existing boards secret as well.
To enable creating secret boards:
You can do this for all Boards you want to keep personal. And you can always go back to a Board and make it public if you wish to.
Apart from making a Board secret while you are creating it, you can also make existing Boards secret. To do this follow the steps:
If you are new to Pinterest, learn how you can find and add friends on the Pinterest app. And If you want to spice up your style and get inspired by Pinterest, try out new looks with Pinterest’s newest augmented reality feature “Try on”.
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