Protect your account

It’s important to protect your information from unknown logins and suspicious activity. We do our best to keep your account safe, and you can secure it even more with these tips.

Use a strong password

  • Use numbers and symbols to make your password stronger
  • Use a unique password for your Pinterest account
  • Keep your password a secret - we’ll never ask for your password by email, instant message, or phone

Watch where you log in

  • Only enter your password on pinterest.com or on the official Pinterest, Inc. app (remember - our app is free!)
  • Check the address bar in your browser for pinterest.com: help.pinterest.com is great, but pinterest.somethingelse.com is not
  • If you’re ever not sure of whether or not to log in, go to pinterest.com just to be safe
  • Always be cautious online - never fulfill suspicious requests for personal information, including any deal that seems too good to be true

Protect your devices

  • Make sure your computer and browser are up-to-date with the most recent updates and anti-virus software. Check to see if your browser is up to date.
  • Only install browser add-ins and plug-ins from publishers you trust
  • Don’t open attachments or install software from an email that claims to be Pinterest

Enable two-factor authentication

Use your phone and your password for extra security. Turn on two-factor authentication.

Don't use unsecured Wi-Fi

Wifi at coffee shops, hotels, and airports may not be secure. We encrypt your login and password details, even when you're on unsecured wifi. If you're on an unsecured network, it's possible for someone to see most of the internet traffic sent to and from your device, including your Pins (even secret Pins).

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