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Your settings let you control how you access and use your account. 
 
Take a quick look and make sure all of your settings are correct.
 
Learn more about:
 
Email and password
Language, country and gender
Search privacy
Personalization
Visitor retargeting
Social networks
Customer list and lookalike targeting
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Your email and password are your primary tools for logging into Pinterest.
 
Make sure they’re up-to-date so that you don’t lose access to your account.
 
To change your email address:
  1. From your profile click the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Enter your new email address in the box
  3. Click Save Settings when finished
We’ll send a confirmation email to the new address and you’ll need to confirm your address before you can use it to log in.
 
If you aren’t getting the confirmation email, let us know.
 
To change your password:
  1. From your profile click the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Click Change your password…
  3. Enter your current password, followed by your new password (twice, to confirm)
  4. Click Change Password, then Save Settings
If you can’t remember your old password, you can request a password reset.
 

Your language, country and gender all determine how you see Pinterest.
 
Make sure to pick the settings that are best for you.
 
To change your language or country:
  1. From your profile click the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Click the Language or Country dropdown menus
  3. Select the option that fits your preference
  4. Click Save Settings when finished
You may also want to change your browser settings to the language you wish to use. Please refer to your browser’s support website for more info. If your settings are correct and you're still seeing content in the wrong language, try searching for Pins using words specific to your language. 
 
To change your gender:
  1. From your profile click the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Click the button for the appropriate gender
  3. Or, click Custom and enter your preferred gender
  4. Click Save Settings when finished
 

Search engines like Google may display your profile and boards in their search results. 
 
If you'd rather not appear in search engine results, you can hide your profile.
 
To turn on your search privacy:
  1. From your profile click the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Change the Search privacy toggle from No to Yes
  3. Click Save Settings when finished
When you turn on Search Privacy (or deactivate your account), a tag is added to your pages to let search engines know to exclude your profile and boards from search results. This process can take months to complete. However, because we’ve added those tags to your profile and boards, you can get in touch with Google and ask them to take it down immediately. To do that, find the links that are showing up in search and submit them for removal at Google’s removal site.
 

We’ll sometimes show you Promoted Pins and other recommendations based on your activity on Pinterest. 
 
We base these recommendations on things like the Pins you save or the topics you follow. We can also use info from our ad partners and other sites you visited recently to recommend things to you. For example, if you visit a lot of food blogs we might show you more recipe Pins.
 
To adjust which info we use to show you Promoted Pins and other recommendations:
  1. From your profile click the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Change the Personalization toggles to tell us if you want us to use ad partner info or sites you've visited recently
  3. Click Save Settings when you're done
How does Pinterest use my recently visited sites? Learn more.
 
How do Pinterest’s ad partners use info they collect on Pinterest? Learn more.
 

Turn off Promoted Pins for sites you visited.
 
Sometimes businesses pay to show you an ad because you visited their site or app. If you’d rather not see these types of Promoted Pins, go to your settings and switch the toggle for “Use information from our partners to improve which recommendations and ads you see” to No.

Connecting your social network accounts to Pinterest lets you easily log in and find your friends.
 
Adding a social network is an easy way to backup your account, should you ever forget your email and password.
 
To connect your account to Facebook, Twitter or Google+:
  1. From your profile click the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Pick or scroll down to Social Networks
  3. Change Log in with Facebook, Log in with Twitter or Connect with Google+ to Yes
  4. When prompted, allow Pinterest to access your account
  5. Click Save Settings when finished
We recommend being logged in on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ before connecting your account. 
 
How do I share Pins from Pinterest to my social network account? Learn more.
 

Turn off Promoted Pins for customer list and lookalike targeting

Sometimes businesses pay to show you an ad because it wants to reach its customers and/or people who may be similar to its customers.  If you’d rather not see these types of Promoted Pins, go to your settings and switch the toggle for “Use information from our partners to improve which recommendations and ads you see” to No.  

In the navigation bar up top, click your name or photo:

  1. Click the gear icon and select “Edit settings”
  2. Click “Home Feed” in the menu on the left 
  3. Click the “Picked for you Pins” toggle to turn the feature on and off

Your settings let you control how you access and use your account. 
 
Take a quick look and make sure all of your settings are correct.
 
Learn more about:
 
Email and password
Language, country and gender
Search privacy
Personalization
Visitor retargeting
Social networks
Your email and password are your primary tools for logging into Pinterest.
 
Make sure they’re up-to-date so that you don’t lose access to your account.
 
To change your email address:
  1. From your profile tap the three dot button, then settings
  2. Tap Email and enter your new email address in the box
  3. Tap Save when finished
We’ll send a confirmation email to the new address and you’ll need to confirm your address before you can use it to log in.
 
If you aren’t getting the confirmation email, let us know.
 
To change your password:
  1. From your profile tap the three dot button, then settings
  2. Tap Change password
  3. Enter your current password, followed by your new password
  4. Tap Change to update your password
If you can’t remember your old password, you can request a password reset.
 

Your language, country and gender all determine how you see Pinterest.
 
Make sure to pick the settings that are best for you.
 
To change your language or country:
  1. From your profile tap the three dot button, then settings
  2. Tap Language or Country
  3. Select the option that fits your preference
Note: Pinterest uses your mobile device’s language settings.
 
To change your gender:
  1. From your profile tap the three dot button, then settings
  2. Choose the appropriate gender, or tap Custom and enter your preferred gender
  3. Tap Save when finished

Search engines like Google may display your profile and boards in their search results. 
 
If you'd rather not appear in search engine results, you can hide your profile.
 
To toggle your search privacy:
  1. From your profile tap the three dot button, then settings
  2. Scroll down and tap Search engine privacy
  3. Check the box for Exclude me from search engines
  4. Click Save when finished
When you turn on Search Privacy (or deactivate your account), a tag is added to your pages to let search engines know to exclude your profile and boards from search results. This process can take months to complete. However, because we’ve added those tags to your profile and boards, you can get in touch with Google and ask them to take it down immediately. To do that, find the links that are showing up in search and submit them for removal at Google’s removal site.
 

We’ll sometimes show you Promoted Pins and other recommendations based on your activity on Pinterest.
 
We also use your recently visited sites and info from our ad partners to make better recommendations, but you can opt out of these features.
 
To change your personalization settings:
  1. From your profile tap the three dot button, then settings
  2. Scroll down and tap Personalization
  3. Check or uncheck the boxes for your desired settings
    • Check the box if you want more personalized content
    • Uncheck the box if you don’t want more personalized content
  4. Click Save when finished
How does Pinterest use my recently visited sites? Learn more.
 
How do Pinterest’s ad partners use info they collect on Pinterest? Learn more.
 

Turn off Promoted Pins for sites you visited.
 
Sometimes businesses pay to show you an ad because you visited their site or app. If you’d rather not see these types of Promoted Pins, go to your settings and switch the toggle for “Use information from our partners to improve which recommendations and ads you see” to No.

Connecting your social network accounts to Pinterest lets you easily log in and find your friends.
 
Adding a social network is an easy way to backup your account, should you ever forget your email and password.
 
To connect your account to Facebook, Twitter or Google+:
  1. From your profile click the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Pick or scroll down to Social Networks
  3. Change Log in with Facebook, Log in with Twitter or Connect with Google+ to Yes
  4. When prompted, allow Pinterest to access your account
  5. Click Save Settings when finished
We recommend being logged in on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ before connecting your account. 
 
How do I share Pins from Pinterest to my social network account? Learn more.
 

Your settings let you control how you access and use your account. 
 
Take a quick look and make sure all of your settings are correct.
 
Learn more about:
 
Email and password
Language, country and gender
Search privacy
Personalization
Visitor retargeting
Social networks
Your email and password are your primary tools for logging into Pinterest.
 
Make sure they’re up-to-date so that you don’t lose access to your account.
 
To change your email address:
  1. From your profile tap the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Tap the Email field and enter your new email address in the box
  3. Tap Done when finished
We’ll send a confirmation email to the new address and you’ll need to confirm your address before you can use it to log in.
 
If you aren’t getting the confirmation email, let us know.
 
To change your password:
  1. From your profile tap the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Tap Change Password
  3. Enter your current password, followed by your new password (twice, to confirm)
  4. Tap Done to update your password
If you can’t remember your old password, you can request a password reset.
 

Your language, country and gender all determine how you see Pinterest.
 
Make sure to pick the settings that are best for you.
 
To change your country:
  1. From your profile tap the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Tap Country
  3. Select the option that fits your preference
If your settings are correct and you're still seeing content in the wrong language, try searching for Pins using words specific to your language.
Note: Pinterest uses your mobile device’s language settings. To update your language, go to your iOS language settings. 
 
To change your gender:
  1. From your profile tap the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Choose the appropriate gender, or tap Custom and enter your preferred gender
 

Search engines like Google may display your profile and boards in their search results. 
 
If you'd rather not appear in search engine results, you can hide your profile.
 
To toggle your search privacy:
  1. From your profile tap the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Scroll down and find the Privacy section
  3. Toggle the setting from No (grey) to Yes (red)
When you turn on Search Privacy (or deactivate your account), a tag is added to your pages to let search engines know to exclude your profile and boards from search results. This process can take months to complete. However, because we’ve added those tags to your profile and boards, you can get in touch with Google and ask them to take it down immediately. To do that, find the links that are showing up in search and submit them for removal at Google’s removal site.
 

We’ll sometimes show you Promoted Pins and other recommendations based on your activity on Pinterest.
 
We also use your recently visited sites and info from our ad partners to make better recommendations, but you can opt out of these features.
 
To change your personalization settings:
  1. From your profile tap the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Scroll down and find the Personalization section
  3. Toggle the settings to the desired preference
    • Yes (red) if you want more personalized content
    • No (grey) if you don’t want more personalized content
How does Pinterest use my recently visited sites? Learn more.
 
How do Pinterest’s ad partners use info they collect on Pinterest? Learn more.

Turn off Promoted Pins for sites you visited.
 
Sometimes businesses pay to show you an ad because you visited their site or app. If you’d rather not see these types of Promoted Pins, go to your settings and switch the toggle for “Use information from our partners to improve which recommendations and ads you see” to No.

Connecting your social network accounts to Pinterest lets you easily log in and find your friends.
 
Adding a social network is an easy way to backup your account, should you ever forget your email and password.
 
To connect your account to Facebook, Twitter or Google+:
  1. From your profile tap the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Scroll down and find the Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ section
  3. Toggle the setting from No (grey) to Yes (red)
  4. When prompted, allow Pinterest to access your social network account
We recommend being logged in on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ before connecting your account. 
 
How do I share Pins from Pinterest to my social network account? Learn more.
 

Your settings let you control how you access and use your account. 
 
Take a quick look and make sure all of your settings are correct.
 
Learn more about:
 
Email and password
Language, country and gender
Search privacy
Personalization
Visitor retargeting
Social networks
Customer List and Lookalike targeting
Your email and password are your primary tools for logging into Pinterest.
 
Make sure they’re up-to-date so that you don’t lose access to your account.
 
To change your email address:
  1. From your profile tap the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Tap the Email field and enter your new email address in the box
  3. Tap Done when finished
We’ll send a confirmation email to the new address and you’ll need to confirm your address before you can use it to log in.
 
If you aren’t getting the confirmation email, let us know.
 
To change your password:
  1. From your profile tap the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Tap Change Password
  3. Enter your current password, followed by your new password (twice, to confirm)
  4. Tap Done to update your password
If you can’t remember your old password, you can request a password reset.
 

Your language, country and gender all determine how you see Pinterest.
 
Make sure to pick the settings that are best for you.
 
To change your country:
  1. From your profile tap the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Tap Country
  3. Select the option that fits your preference
If your settings are correct and you're still seeing content in the wrong language, try searching for Pins using words specific to your language.
Note: Pinterest uses your mobile device’s language settings. To update your language, go to your iOS language settings.
 
To change your gender:
  1. From your profile tap the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Choose the appropriate gender, or tap Custom and enter your preferred gender
 

Search engines like Google may display your profile and boards in their search results. 
 
If you'd rather not appear in search engine results, you can hide your profile.
 
To toggle your search privacy:
  1. From your profile tap the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Scroll down and find the Privacy section
  3. Toggle the setting from No (grey) to Yes (red)
When you turn on Search Privacy (or deactivate your account), a tag is added to your pages to let search engines know to exclude your profile and boards from search results. This process can take months to complete. However, because we’ve added those tags to your profile and boards, you can get in touch with Google and ask them to take it down immediately. To do that, find the links that are showing up in search and submit them for removal at Google’s removal site.

We’ll sometimes show you Promoted Pins and other recommendations based on your activity on Pinterest.
 
We also use your recently visited sites and info from our ad partners to make better recommendations, but you can opt out of these features.
 
To change your personalization settings:
  1. From your profile tap the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Scroll down and find the Personalization section
  3. Toggle the settings to the desired preference
    • Yes (red) if you want more personalized content
    • No (grey) if you don’t want more personalized content
How does Pinterest use my recently visited sites? Learn more.
 
How do Pinterest’s ad partners use info they collect on Pinterest? Learn more.
 

Turn off Promoted Pins for sites you visited.
 
Sometimes businesses pay to show you an ad because you visited their site or app. If you’d rather not see these types of Promoted Pins, go to your settings and switch the toggle for “Use information from our partners to improve which recommendations and ads you see” to No.

Connecting your social network accounts to Pinterest lets you easily log in and find your friends.
 
Adding a social network is an easy way to backup your account, should you ever forget your email and password.
 
To connect your account to Facebook, Twitter or Google+:
  1. From your profile tap the gear button, then Edit settings
  2. Scroll down and find the Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ section
  3. Toggle the setting from No (grey) to Yes (red)
  4. When prompted, allow Pinterest to access your social network account
We recommend being logged in on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ before connecting your account. 
 
How do I share Pins from Pinterest to my social network account? Learn more.
 


Turn off Promoted Pins for customer list and lookalike targeting

Sometimes businesses pay to show you an ad because it wants to reach its customers and/or people who may be similar to its customers.  If you’d rather not see these types of Promoted Pins, go to your settings and switch the toggle for “Use information from our partners to improve which recommendations and ads you see” to No.

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