It’s important to protect your information from unknown logins and suspicious activity. We do our best to keep your account safe, and you can secure it even more with these tips.
Use a strong password
- Use numbers and symbols to make your password stronger
- Use a unique password for your Pinterest account
- Keep your password secret – we’ll never ask for your password by email, instant message or phone
Watch where you log in
- Only enter your password on pinterest.com or in the official Pinterest, Inc. app (remember, our app is free!)
- Check the address bar in your browser for pinterest.com; help.pinterest.com is great, but pinterest.somethingelse.com is not
- If you’re ever not sure whether or not to log in, go to pinterest.com to be safe
- Always be cautious online – never fulfil suspicious requests for personal information, including any deals that seem too good to be true
Protect your devices
- Make sure your computer and browser are up to date with the most recent updates and antivirus software. Check that your browser is up to date.
- Only install browser add-ins and plug-ins from publishers you trust
- Don’t open attachments or install software from an email that claims to be from Pinterest
Enable two-factor authentication
Use your phone and your password for extra security. Turn on two-factor authentication.
Don't use unsecured Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi in coffee shops, hotels and airports may not be secure. We encrypt your login and password details, even when you're on unsecured Wi-Fi. If you're on an unsecured network, it's possible for someone to see most of the Internet traffic sent to and from your device, including your Pins (even secret Pins).
- Edit your settings
- Keep your account secure
- Log in and out of Pinterest