Prevent rate limit blocks

A rate limit block is a temporary block that may be placed automatically on your account if we notice that you've repeatedly performed the same action too many times in a short period of time. This is to prevent spam on Pinterest and to keep Pins working properly.

You might hit a block if you:

  • Log in a lot
  • Comment on Pins very quickly
  • Post the same comment many times
  • Follow a lot of people in a short period of time
  • Add or save a lot of Pins from the same website quickly

To prevent future blocks:

  • Try not to do the same thing repeatedly
  • Vary your actions by doing different things

If you’re currently blocked, wait a few minutes before trying again. If you’re still experiencing trouble, most limits are removed automatically within 24 hours.