Promoted Video

Promoted Videos are clips you can post as Pins to help people discover your brand on Pinterest through sight, sound and motion. Promoted Videos are played automatically in feeds as people browse and search for ideas.

Video is available in two different formats: standard width and max width. Promoted Video at standard width is the same size as other Pins. Promoted Video at max width spans the two-column feed on mobile. Both formats are available through Pinterest Marketing Partners and our Ads Manager. If you have a business account, you can upload both formats via the video uploader accessible through and, and Bulk Editor.

Promoted Video at max width works just like our standard Promoted Video with auto-play, with just a few exceptions. The minimum bids for max width videos are a bit higher. Users can initiate audio in-feed for max width videos by tapping the audio icon or toggling their volume button. Audio defaults to the user's device settings upon close-up.

How it works

A Promoted Video will auto-play in-feed when it’s 50% in view. The user can then tap to open a close-up of the video and watch it in a larger view. The video will loop in-feed. In close-up, the user can hit Play to watch the video again.

Standard width video and targeting is available on iPhone, Android, iPad and Android tablet. Max width video and targeting is available on iPhone and Android phones only.

Creative specs

All promoted videos must comply with Pinterest's advertising guidelines.

File type .mp4 or .mov
File size 2 GB max
Encoding H.264
Length 4 seconds – 15 minutes
Description up to 500 characters long, although only the first few lines will show in feed
Aspect ratio 1:2 and taller than 1.91:1. We accommodate standard video sizes including widescreen (16:9), square (1:1) and vertical (9:16, 4:5, 2:3). 


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