Deactivate or close your account

Deactivate your account to take a pause or close your account to permanently remove your information from Pinterest.

Deactivate your account

Deactivate your account to take a pause from Pinterest. When you deactivate your Pinterest account, your profile and boards will no longer be visible on Pinterest. If you change your mind, just log in to reactivate your account.

If you have a business account, you can deactivate your account in your Pinterest settings. 

Bear in mind that deactivating your account will not 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.

To make sure your account is no longer active, go to your profile URL. Do not log in to check if your account is still active as this will reactivate your account.

Close your account

Close your account to permanently remove your information from Pinterest. Permanently closing your account means that you will not be able to get your Pins or boards back.

If you want to permanently close a business account that you've used to create ads on Pinterest, you may need to contact us for assistance. Bear in mind that you'll need to pay any outstanding bills and ensure you don't have any ongoing spend before we can help you close your business 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 have deactivated the account, it will no longer be accessible.

Because we want to respect the privacy of people on Pinterest, we cannot give out any personal or login information.

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