Deactivate or reactivate an account

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We're sorry to see you go! To deactivate your account:

  1. Click your name at the top of Pinterest then click Settings
  2. Click Deactivate Account at the bottom of the page
  3. Confirm that you want to deactivate your account

To reactivate your account, just log in with your email and password. If you can't remember your password, you can reset it.

Learn more about:

What happens when you deactivate
How to confirm your account's deactivated
How to sign up again with the same email / username
What to do if someone else signed up with your email
How to deactivate a deceased person's account

When you deactivate, your profile and boards won't be visible on Pinterest anymore. We'll also unlink your Facebook and Twitter accounts, if you connected to them.

You can go to your old profile URL to make sure that your account's no longer live, ex: http://pinterest.com/YOURUSERNAME

Don't log in to confirm that it's deactivated—logging in will reactivate your account.

Deactivating your account won't 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.

If someone else registered with your email address by mistake, let us know.

We can deactivate a deceased person's account if a family member gets in touch with us. Once we've deactivated the account, it won't be accessible anymore. Because we want to respect the privacy of our Pinners, we can’t give out any personal or log in information.

If you’d like us to deactivate a deceased person’s account, please email care@pinterest.com with:

  1. Your full name
  2. The full name and email address on this person’s account
  3. A link to their Pinterest account (ex: pinterest.com/USERNAME). If you don’t know this, try searching for it on http://pinterest.com/all/
  4. Documentation of their passing (ex: death certificate, obituary, news article)
  5. Your relationship to the person with documentation to verify it, like:
  • Birth or marriage certificate
  • Public mention of relation
  • Family tree
  • Family/household records
  • Notarized proof of relation
  • If your name is included in the obituary, that's sufficient

We’re so very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one.

We're sorry to see you go! To deactivate your account:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap the gear then tap Account Settings
  3. Tap Deactivate Account at the bottom of the page
  4. Confirm that you want to deactivate your account

To reactivate your account, just log in with your email and password. If you can't remember your password, you can reset it.

Learn more about:

What happens when you deactivate
How to confirm your account's deactivated
How to sign up again with the same email / username
What to do if someone else signed up with your email
How to deactivate a deceased person's account

When you deactivate, your profile and boards won't be visible on Pinterest anymore. We'll also unlink your Facebook and Twitter accounts, if you connected to them.

You can go to your old profile URL to make sure that your account's no longer live, ex: http://pinterest.com/YOURUSERNAME
 
Don't log in to confirm that it's deactivated—logging in will reactivate your account.

Deactivating your account won't 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.

If someone else registered with your email address by mistake, let us know.

We can deactivate a deceased person's account if a family member gets in touch with us. Once we've deactivated the account, it won't be accessible anymore. Because we want to respect the privacy of our Pinners, we can’t give out any personal or log in information.
 
If you’d like us to deactivate a deceased person’s account, please email care@pinterest.com with:
  1. Your full name
  2. The full name and email address on this person’s account
  3. A link to their Pinterest account (ex: pinterest.com/USERNAME). If you don’t know this, try searching for it on http://pinterest.com/all/
  4. Documentation of their passing (ex: death certificate, obituary, news article)
  5. Your relationship to the person with documentation to verify it, like:
  • Birth or marriage certificate
  • Public mention of relation
  • Family tree
  • Family/household records
  • Notarized proof of relation
  • If your name is included in the obituary, that's sufficient
We’re so very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one.

We're sorry to see you go! To deactivate your account:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap the gear on the top then tap Account Settings
  3. Click Deactivate Account at the bottom of the page
  4. Confirm that you want to deactivate your account

To reactivate your account, just log in with your email and password. If you can't remember your password, you can reset it.

Learn more about:

What happens when you deactivate
How to confirm your account's deactivated
How to sign up again with the same email / username
What to do if someone else signed up with your email
How to deactivate a deceased person's account

When you deactivate, your profile and boards won't be visible on Pinterest anymore. We'll also unlink your Facebook and Twitter accounts, if you connected to them.

You can go to your old profile URL to make sure that your account's no longer live, ex: http://pinterest.com/YOURUSERNAME
 
Don't log in to confirm that it's deactivated—logging in will reactivate your account.

Deactivating your account won't 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.

If someone else registered with your email address by mistake, let us know.
 

We can deactivate a deceased person's account if a family member gets in touch with us. Once we've deactivated the account, it won't be accessible anymore. Because we want to respect the privacy of our Pinners, we can’t give out any personal or log in information.
 
If you’d like us to deactivate a deceased person’s account, please email care@pinterest.com with:
  1. Your full name
  2. The full name and email address on this person’s account
  3. A link to their Pinterest account (ex: pinterest.com/USERNAME). If you don’t know this, try searching for it on http://pinterest.com/all/
  4. Documentation of their passing (ex: death certificate, obituary, news article)
  5. Your relationship to the person with documentation to verify it, like:
  • Birth or marriage certificate
  • Public mention of relation
  • Family tree
  • Family/household records
  • Notarized proof of relation
  • If your name is included in the obituary, that's sufficient
We’re so very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one.

We're sorry to see you go! To deactivate your account:

  1. Go to your home feed
  2. Tap your device's menu button
  3. Tap account settings
  4. Select deactivate account

To reactivate your account, just log in with your email and password. If you can't remember your password, you can reset it.

Learn more about:

What happens when you deactivate
How to confirm your account's deactivated
How to sign up again with the same email / username
What to do if someone else signed up with your email
How to deactivate a deceased person's account

When you deactivate, your profile and boards won't be visible on Pinterest anymore. We'll also unlink your Facebook and Twitter accounts, if you connected to them.

You can go to your old profile URL to make sure that your account's no longer live, ex: http://pinterest.com/YOURUSERNAME
 
Don't log in to confirm that it's deactivated—logging in will reactivate your account.

Deactivating your account won't 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.

If someone else registered with your email address by mistake, let us know.
 

We can deactivate a deceased person's account if a family member gets in touch with us. Once we've deactivated the account, it won't be accessible anymore. Because we want to respect the privacy of our Pinners, we can’t give out any personal or log in information.
 
If you’d like us to deactivate a deceased person’s account, please email care@pinterest.com with:
  1. Your full name
  2. The full name and email address on this person’s account
  3. A link to their Pinterest account (ex: pinterest.com/USERNAME). If you don’t know this, try searching for it on http://pinterest.com/all/
  4. Documentation of their passing (ex: death certificate, obituary, news article)
  5. Your relationship to the person with documentation to verify it, like:
  • Birth or marriage certificate
  • Public mention of relation
  • Family tree
  • Family/household records
  • Notarized proof of relation
  • If your name is included in the obituary, that's sufficient
We’re so very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one.

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