Claim your Instagram, Etsy, or YouTube account

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Claim your Instagram, Etsy, or YouTube account to let people know where they can see more from you. If you have a Pinterest business account, claiming it will give you access to analytics on all Pins saved from your claimed account. Learn more about claimed account analytics.

If you’ve already claimed your Instagram account, you’ll need to reclaim it by March 31, 2020 to make sure your name and profile picture appear on your Pins from Instagram.

If you're claiming a YouTube account, Pinterest may ask for permission to manage the account. This is needed for Pinterest to access your channel ID and identify your videos, but Pinterest will not edit your video content in any way.

Claim your account

  1. Click at the top of Pinterest to open your menu
  2. Click Edit settings
  3. Click Claim on the left side of the screen
  4. Click Claim next to the accounts you want to link
  5. Confirm that you want to link accounts in the authorization window that pops up

When the pop-up closes and you return to your settings page, the red Claim button will switch to a grey Unclaim button.

  1. From your profile, tap
  2. Tap Account settings
  3. Tap Claimed accounts
  4. Toggle the switch next to the account you want to link
  5. Confirm that you want to link accounts in the authorization window that pops up

When the pop-up closes and you return to your settings page, the switch next to the account you claimed will be red and set to the On position.

  1. From your profile, tap
  2. Tap Account settings
  3. Tap Claimed accounts
  4. Toggle the switch next to the account you want to link to the On position
  5. Confirm that you want to link accounts in the authorization window that pops up

When the pop-up closes and you return to your settings page, the switch next to the account you claimed will be set to the On position.

If there are existing Pins that match your claimed Instagram, Youtube, or Etsy account, those Pins should be attributed to you within a few days. All Pins created from these accounts in the future will be attributed to you. Note that your Instagram account must be public in order for us to attribute Pins from that account to you.

We'll use claimed account information to help distribute your content and offer you additional Pinterest features and content.

Auto-publish from Instagram

You can choose to automatically publish the images from your Instagram account to your Pinterest profile once you’ve claimed your Instagram. Pinterest will automatically import all your new images from your Instagram feed and turn them into Pins. You can also choose to import all your existing Instagram images. Videos and stories currently aren’t supported.

Pinterest will check for any new images on your Instagram daily to create Pins. All the imported content will link out to the respective Instagram post. 

This is only available for some business accounts at this time. If you don’t see the option to auto-publish from your Instagram, check back soon.

  1. Click the ellipsis icon at the top of Pinterest to open your menu
  2. Click Edit settings
  3. Click Claim on the left side of the screen
  4. Under “Auto-publish my latest Instagram post(s) daily to the following board”, select a board you want to save your content to from the drop-down menu or create a new board
    • Optionally, select the checkbox to upload and publish all your past Instagram images to the same board
  5. Click Enable

You can turn off auto-publishing by clicking the Disable button. Please note that your Pins won’t be automatically deleted.

This feature is currently only available on desktop.

This feature is currently only available on desktop.

Unclaim your account

  1. Click at the top of Pinterest to open your menu
  2. Click Edit settings
  3. Click Claim on the left side of the screen
  4. Click Unclaim next to the account you want to unlink
  5. Click Unclaim in the pop up window to confirm
  1. From your profile, tap
  2. Tap Account settings
  3. Tap Claimed accounts
  4. Toggle the switch next to the account you want to unlink to the Off position
  5. Tap Continue in the authorization window that pops up
  1. From your profile, tap
  2. Tap Account settings
  3. Tap Claimed accounts
  4. Toggle the switch next to the account you want to unlink to the Off position
  5. Tap Disconnect account to confirm

Your accounts will no longer show as linked in your settings.

Note: You can revoke Pinterest’s access to your YouTube account through your Google settings, but your account info won’t immediately disappear from Pinterest unless you also change your Pinterest settings.
 

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