Deactivate your account to take a pause or close your account to permanently remove your information from Pinterest.

Deactivate your account

Deactivate your account to take a pause from Pinterest. When you deactivate your Pinterest account, your profile and boards won't be visible on Pinterest anymore. If you change your mind, just log in to reactivate your account.

If you have a business account, you can deactivate your account in your Pinterest settings. 

Keep in mind that deactivating your account will not free up the username or email address. If you want to make changes to your username or email address, edit your settings instead of deactivating.

  • Log into your Pinterest account
  • Click the directional chevron down icon in the top-right corner to open your menu 
  • Select Settings
  • Click Account settings from the left-side navigation
  • Under Account changes, click Deactivate account
  • Click Next
  • Tell us why you're leaving then click Deactivate account
  • Open the Pinterest app on your device and log into your Pinterest account
  • Tap your profile picture in the bottom-right corner
  • Tap the nut icon in the top-right corner 
  • Tap Account settings
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap Deactivate account
  • Tap Deactivate account to confirm
  • Open the Pinterest app on your device and log into your Pinterest account
  • Tap your profile picture in the bottom-right corner
  • Tap the nut icon in the top-right corner
  • Tap Account settings
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap Deactivate account
  • Tap Next
  • Tell us why you’re leaving then click Deactivate account
  • To make sure your account's no longer active, go to your profile URL. Do not log in to check if your account's still active as this will reactivate your account.

    Close your account

    Close your account to permanently remove your information from Pinterest. Permanently closing your account means that you will not be able to get your Pins or boards back.

    If you want to permanently close a business account that you've used to create ads on Pinterest, you may need to contact us for assistance. Keep in mind, you'll need to pay any outstanding bills and ensure you don't have any ongoing spend before we can help you close your business account.

    When you close your account, your public profile will be deactivated immediately, but it will take 14 days for your account to be permanently closed. If you change your mind before the 14 days are up, log in with your email and password, and we’ll send you a link to reactivate your account.

  • Log into your Pinterest account
  • Click the directional chevron down icon in the top-right corner to open your menu
  • Select Settings
  • Click Account settings from the left-side navigation
  • Under Account changes, tap Close account
  • Tell us why you’re leaving then click Next
  • Click Send email to receive an email to close your account
  • Check the email address associated with your Pinterest account to confirm that you want to close your account
  • Open the Pinterest app on your device and log into your Pinterest account
  • Tap your profile picture in the bottom-right corner
  • Tap the nut icon in the top-right corner
  • Tap Account settings
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap Close account
  • Tap Close account to confirm
  • Check the email address associated with your Pinterest account to confirm that you want to close your account
  • Open the Pinterest app on your device and log into your Pinterest account
  • Tap your profile picture in the bottom-right corner
  • Tap the nut icon in the top-right corner 
  • Tap Account settings
  • Tap Close account
  • Tell us why you’re leaving then tap Next
  • Tap Send email to receive an email to close your account
  • Check the email address associated with your Pinterest account to confirm that you want to close your account
  • Deactivate a deceased person's account

    We're so sorry for your loss. We can deactivate a deceased family member's account if you get in touch with us. Once we deactivate the account, it will not be accessible anymore.

    Because we want to respect the privacy of people on Pinterest, we cannot give out any personal or login information.

    Ready to deactivate or close your account? Go to your settings
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