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Boards are where you save and organize your Pins. You can make boards for anything and everything—save your recipes to one board and your dream vacation destinations to another.
Find and follow boards
Pinners have put together millions of incredible boards, about nearly anything you can imagine. They’re just waiting for you to find them.
There are a few different ways to find interesting boards on Pinterest.
Group boards are shared boards—anyone you invite can Pin to them. They're great for planning projects, making a party list, or simply sharing ideas with a group.
Inviting people to boards
You can invite people to any of your boards. From the board’s Edit page, plug a name or email into the Collaborators box and Invite them. They’ll see a notification about your invite.
Manage group boards
As the owner of the group board, there are a few things that you can do:
—Control who can send invites to the board
—Remove people from the board
—Remove Pins from the board
When you remove someone from your group board, we don’t notify them. The board will be removed from their profile, but their Pins will stay on the group board. To remove all their Pins from the board, you can block them.
Leaving or deleting group boards
You can leave or delete a group board from the board’s Edit page. If you want to also remove your Pins from the board, you’ll have to delete them before you leave the board.
Only the owner of the group board can delete the entire board. Keep in mind, this is permanent and can’t be undone.
Only you (and anyone you invite) can see secret boards. When you add a Pin to a secret board, it won’t show up anywhere else on Pinterest.
Creating secret boards
When you’re creating a board, flip the Secret toggle to make it a secret board.
Making secret boards public, or vice versa
You can make a secret board public (or vice versa) from the board’s Edit page. Currently, the ability to switch a board from 'public' to 'secret' is only available through the Pinterest app on Android devices or via the Pinterest website.
Only the secret board owner can make the board public.
Who can see your secret Pins and boards?
Only you (and anyone you invite) can see your secret Pins and boards. Secret Pins and boards won’t appear in the home feed, in search or anywhere else around Pinterest.
When you save Pins to a secret board, the original Pinner won’t get a notification and the Pin’s count won’t show a +1.
When you save Pins from a secret board (that you’ve been invited to), we won’t show the name of the original (secret) Pinner on your new Pin.
Place boards let you put your Pins on a map. Use them to map a trip, plan a vacation or discover places in your city.
Creating place boards
When you’re creating a board, flip the Map toggle to make it a place board. You can do the same for existing boards from the board’s Edit page. Once you’ve made the place board, just Pin to it like you do your other boards.
Adding places to Pins
You might want to save a Pin that doesn’t yet have a place attached to it. After you Pin it, edit the Pin and add a place—or if you're on iOS, add a place when you're pinning using the place icon.
Start typing in the Place box, and pick the correct result. Once your Pin has a place, you’ll see it on the map. If you're having trouble, try typing in the name of a larger location, like "San Francisco, CA", and filtering your results from there.
If Pinterest doesn't recognize the place you're trying to enter, then you can create a place by going to Foursquare, signing into your account, and then searching for the place you want to create in the search box. You will be redirected to the Explore page where a list of possible places will appear to the left of the map. If your place does not already exist on Foursquare, you can create it.
Using the place board map
Just click the map and explore your place Pins. Click any Pin on the map to find it on your board.
Pins on the map with a number indicate a bunch of Pins in one spot. Just click that Pin to zoom in and see all the Pins in that area.
If you don’t see some of your Pins on the map, they might be missing a place. Learn more in Adding places to Pins above.
About our maps and data
Our maps and place data come from FourSquare and some of our other partners.
Tips and Troubleshooting
Having trouble with a group board invitation? Check that you're following each other. Then, try removing the invitation and inviting the Pinner again (or asking them to remove and re-invite you). Keep in mind, if the person inviting you is not the board creator, then the board creator might need to approve the invite before you see it.