What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a visual discovery engine for finding ideas like recipes, home and style inspiration, and more.
With billions of Pins on Pinterest, you'll always find ideas to spark inspiration. When you discover Pins you love, save them to boards to keep your ideas organised and easy to find.
Browse your home feed
Your home feed is where you'll find Pins, people and businesses we think you'll love, based on your recent activity. We'll also show you Pins from the people and boards you choose to follow.
You can also search for Pins by typing keywords into the search bar. Try typing 'birthday party' in the search bar to see ideas for birthday party decorations, party food recipes and birthday gift ideas.
Save, try and share Pins
Pins are bookmarks that people use to save content that they love on Pinterest. Pins can be images, videos or products.
If you click through the Pin, you can visit the website to find out how to make it or where to buy it. As you discover Pins you love, click the red Save button to save them to your boards.
When you try a Pin, you can show people on Pinterest how it went. Tried the perfect birthday cake recipe? Add a photo of your cake to the Pin, add a comment to tell people how it went, or add helpful tips.
Sometimes you'll find a Pin that you know a friend will love. Click the share icon to send Pins directly to a friend or group in a message to pass the inspiration around. You can also use messages to chat to your friends. You can see your messages by clicking the speech ellipsis icon on your computer or by tapping the bell icon followed by Chats on your mobile device.
To organise your Pins within boards, create board sections. Add a 'Decorations' or 'Party games' section to your Birthday party board to keep similar ideas in the same place. Organise your Pins however makes sense to you. You can also add dates to your board if you’re using it to plan an event, or add notes to create checklists or other reminders.
If you prefer to keep your Pins private or you're throwing a surprise birthday party, you can make your board secret. Only you and anyone you invite can see your secret boards.