Accidentally created a second account

If you recently logged in to Pinterest and your Pins and boards are missing or your Pinterest account suddenly looks different, you may have accidentally created a second account.

Log in to your original account

To log in to your original account, log out of the new account you've created. Then find your original account and reset the password to log in.

  1. Go to pinterest.com/logout to make sure you're logged out of your second account
  2. Go to pinterest.com/password/reset/
  3. Search for the email address, name or username associated with your original account
    • If you search for your name or username, click This is me next to your account
  4. Click Send
  5. Check the email account associated with your original account for an email with the subject line "Reset your password on Pinterest"
  6. From that email, click Reset password
  7. Go to pinterest.com/login to log in with your original email address and new password

Can't access your original account

If you don't have access to the email associated with your original Pinterest account, we can't verify you're the account owner or help you log in to the account.

If you ever used Facebook or Google to log in to your Pinterest account, try to log in that way and see if they're still connected.

If you can't access the email account or log in to your original account with Facebook or Google, the best thing to do is to create a new account. You can search for your original account to view your profile, then save the same Pins and follow the same people with your new account.

Deactivate or disconnect the account you accidentally created

If you created a new account with an email address, you can deactivate the account.

If you created a new account with Facebook or Google, you can update the account linked to your social media.

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