All about Pins

Pinterest helps people discover and do what they love—every Pin you see is an idea that someone saved to Pinterest. A Pin links back to the site it came from, so you can learn more—like how to make it, or where to buy it.

You can search for anything on Pinterest, and when you find something you want to save for yourself, click the Save button to add it to one of your boards.

There are a few different types of Pins you may see on Pinterest:

  • Buyable Pins: These are products that you can buy right on Pinterest, without ever leaving the app.
  • Picked for you Pins: We’ll sometimes recommend Pins for you based on the boards you create, the Pins you save or click on, and other stuff you do on Pinterest. If you see a Picked for you Pin that you don't really care for: 
    • Click the three-dot button to hide it (on mobile, press and hold a Pin and tap the three-dot button)
    • If you’d like, fill out this survey to share your thoughts. We'll remove the Pin from your feed and work on improving the Pins we pick for you in the future. 
  • Promoted Pins: Businesses pay to have these Pins show up where you'd be more likely to notice them. The Promoted Pins you see are based on your interests and things you do on Pinterest. If you don’t like a Promoted Pin:
    • Click the three-dot button to hide it (on mobile, press and hold a Pin and tap the three-dot button)
    • If you’d like, fill out this survey to share your thoughts

We’ll use your feedback to show you more interesting and relevant Promoted Pins in the future.  

You can also save things you find around the web with the Save button for your browser.