Chat icon with exclamation point You may have noticed some updates to Pinterest in recent weeks—particularly if you're under 16. Learn more about the settings and options designed to protect teens' personal space and safety on Pinterest.

Hide your account from search engines

Search engines like Google and Yahoo may show your profile and boards in search results. You can hide your profile and boards by updating your search privacy in your account settings.

Follow the steps in this article to update your search privacy.

Hide your Pins from other people

While you can’t completely hide your active account, you can use secret boards to keep all of your Pins hidden from other people. Only you can view your own secret boards (unless you invite another person).

For extra privacy, you can change your name or use secret boards to keep your Pins hidden from others. Your secret boards can only be viewed by you and anyone you choose to invite to the board.

You can turn a public board into a secret board at any time. You can also move or copy a Pin to a secret board.

Learn more about secret boards.

Disable cookie-based personalization

To provide you with the most interesting Pins, we use information from other sites you’ve visited or apps you’ve used. Some of our advertisers share information with us to help customize Pinterest for you. To manage ads personalization, follow the steps in this article.

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