Deactivate your account
When you deactivate your Pinterest account, your profile and boards won't be visible on Pinterest anymore. If you change your mind, just log in to reactivate your account.
To make sure your account's no longer active, go to your profile URL. Don't log in to check if your account's still active – this will reactivate your account.
Please bear in mind that deactivating your account won't free up the username or email address. If you want to make changes to your username or email address, edit your settings instead of deactivating.
Close your account
Close your account if you're sure you're ready to say goodbye to Pinterest. Permanently closing your account means that you won't be able to get your Pins or boards back. If you have a business account, contact us to permanently close your account.
When you close your account, your public profile will be deactivated immediately, but it will take 14 days for your account to be permanently closed. If you change your mind before the 14 days are up, log in with your email and password, and we’ll send you a link to reactivate your account.
Deactivate a deceased person's account
We're so sorry for your loss. We can deactivate a deceased family member's account if you get in touch with us. Once we deactivate the account, it won't be accessible anymore.
Because we want to respect the privacy of people on Pinterest, we can’t give out any personal or login information.
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Edit your settings
- Add your website
- Change your email
- Change your password
- Claim your Instagram, Etsy or YouTube account
- Clear recent search history
- Connect to other apps with Pinterest
- Dark mode
- Edit notification settings
- Edit personalisation settings
- Edit your profile
- Find your profile
- Log in with Facebook, Google or Apple
- Update your country or language
- Update your location
- See more
- Keep your account secure
- Log in and out of Pinterest