Two-factor authentication

You can only set up two-factor authentication on your desktop.

If you enable two-factor authentication, you'll have to enter both your password and a verification code every time you log in to Pinterest. Once set up, you'll receive an email to confirm that two-factor authentication is active on your Pinterest account.

You can link a phone number to one account. If you want to enable two-factor authentication on more than one account, you'll need more than one phone number with texting enabled.

Turn on two-factor authentication

  1. From your desktop, log in to Pinterest
  2. Click on the arrow icon in the top right, then select Settings
  3. Click Security on the left side of the screen
  4. Tick the box next to Require code at login
  5. Confirm your Password and click Next
  6. Add your Phone Number and click Next
  7. Check your text messages for a code sent by SMS
  8. Enter your Verification Code and click Verify

Note: Make sure you write down your backup code and keep it somewhere safe. If you enable two-factor authentication and don't have access to your phone, your backup code is the only way you can log in to Pinterest.

Turn off two-factor authentication

  1. From your desktop, log in to Pinterest 

  2. Click on the arrow icon in the top right, then select Settings
  3. Click Security on the left side of the screen
  4. Untick the box next to Require code at login
  5. Confirm your Password and click Turn off

Change your number

If you no longer have access to the phone number you used to enable two-factor authentication, you'll need to add your new phone number to your Pinterest account by contacting Authy.