All about Pinterest

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.

Home feed

Your home feed is where you'll find Pins, people and brands we think you'll love, based on your recent activity. We'll also show you Pins from the people, topics and boards you choose to follow.

You can also search for Pins by typing in keywords into the search bar. Try typing 'Camping' in the search bar to see ideas for one-pot camping meals, packing lists and tips for camping with dogs.


Pins are bookmarks that people use to save ideas they love on Pinterest.

If you click through on 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 s’mores recipe? Add a photo of your s'mores over the campfire to the Pin, add a note to show people how it went, or add helpful tips for anyone else who might want to give it a go.

Sometimes you'll find a Pin that you know a friend will love. Send Pins directly to a friend or a group in a message to pass the inspiration around. You can also use Messages to chat with your friends, even if you aren't sharing a Pin. You can see your messages by clicking  on your computer or tapping  followed by Inbox on your mobile device.


The Pins you save live on your boards. Name your boards and arrange them on your profile however you like. Invite other people on Pinterest to collaborate on group boards to find even more ideas.

To organise your Pins within boards, create board sections. Add a 'Tents' or 'Camping' hacks section to your Camping board to keep similar ideas in the same place. There are no rules – organise your Pins in whichever way makes sense to you!

If you prefer to keep your Pins private or your camping trip is actually a surprise, you can make your board secret. Only you and anyone you invite can see your secret boards.


Find all of the Pins you save, boards you create and Pins you try in your profile. You can also see who’s following you and the boards, topics and people you follow. Anyone can see your profile, but your secret boards will stay hidden. You can see your secret boards when you view your own profile.

Your profile is not just a collection of the ideas you love, it's a reflection of who you are. It's where all of your ideas and inspiration for projects past, present and future live. It'll grow and evolve just like you with every Pin you save.

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