Edit your profile or settings

Get help for:

To find your account and profile settings:

  1. Click your name at the top of Pinterest
  2. Click the gear menu
  3. Click Account settings

From here, you can change your:

  • Email address 
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    Update your email address

    1. Enter your new email in the Email Address box
    2. Click Save Settings
    3. Check your new email's inbox for the confirmation email we'll send you
  • Password 
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    1. Click Change your password
    2. Enter your current password
    3. Pick your new password then type it again
    4. Click Change Password

    If you don't remember your password or if your account's in safe mode, you should reset your password.

  • Username or profile name
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    1. Click Edit Profile
    2. Pick a new username or profile name then click Save Profile

    Your username can only be 3-15 characters long and can't have spaces, symbols or punctuation. If the username you picked is already taken, try adding some numbers.

    Changing your username won't affect your Pins, boards, followers or any other account settings, but it will change the URL for your Pinterest profile. Instead of pinterest.com/youroldusername, you can find your account at pinterest.com/yournewusername

  • Profile picture 
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    1. Click Edit Profile
    2. Click Change Picture
    3. Click Choose File to find the file on your computer—we'll automatically add it once you've picked the file

    Your Pinterest profile picture is 165x165 pixels. Uploading a photo with square dimensions work best—we recommend 600x600 pixels (we'll resize it to fit). We'll center, crop and resize rectangular images, so the picture you end up with may not be ideal.

  • Email notifications 
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    To change your email preferences or unsubscribe from email notifications, you'll need to log in to Pinterest from your computer. 

    1. Click Notifications on the left side of the settings page
    2. Pick which notifications you want to get and how often you want to get them
    3. Click Save Settings
  • Twitter, Facebook or Google+ connections 
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    1. Switch Log in with Facebook, Log in with Twitter, or Connect with Google+ from No to Yes
    2. Click Save Settings

    When you unlink from Facebook or Twitter, we'll ask you to enter in your Pinterest password (not your Facebook one). This is to double check that you know how to log in with the right email and password. 

  • Search engine privacy 
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    To keep search engines like Google and Yahoo! from showing your Pinterest profile, you can change your privacy settings. 
    1. Under the Account basics section, switch Search Privacy from No to Yes
    2. Click Save Settings
    Although we can hide your profile, we can't always hide your name, especially if other people have Pinned your Pins. For extra privacy, you can change your name or use secret boards.
     
    After you edit your privacy settings or name, it’ll take several weeks for the search engine to update those changes. If you’ve turned on the search privacy setting and you’re still seeing your profile in search results, you can ask Google to remove a page more quickly.
  • Language 
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    1. Pick your language from the Language menu
    2. Click Save Settings

To find your settings, go to your profile and tap the gear at the top left. 

  • Tap Edit Profile to change your profile picture, name, username or website
  • Tap Account Settings to change your email address, password, Facebook/Twitter connections or push notification preferences

Tips and Troubleshooting

Right now, you can't change your email notification settings on the app. Try changing them when you're using Pinterest on a computer instead. 

To find your settings, go to your profile and tap the gear at the top left. Then:

  • Tap Account Settings to change your email address, password, Facebook/Twitter connections or push notifications
  • Tap Edit Profile to change your profile picture, first name, last name, username or website

Tips and Troubleshooting

Right now, you can't change your email notification settings on the app. Try changing them when you're using Pinterest on a computer instead. 

To find your account settings:

  1. Tap the person icon, then tap the button with three dots
  2. Tap Account Settings

From here, you can update your name, username, email, password, push notification settings and Facebook/Twitter/Google+ connections.

Tips and Troubleshooting

Right now, you can't change your email notification settings on the app. Try changing them when you're using Pinterest on a computer instead.