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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
Ad personalization
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 bolt button
  2. Enter your new email address in the box
  3. Click Save Settings when finished
We’ll send a confirmation email to the old 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 bolt button
  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 bolt button
  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 bolt button
  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 bolt button
  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 bolt button
  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.

Not into Pinterest ads personalized using this kind of info?  Go to your account settings and set the “Use info from our ad partners” tab to “No.” You’ll still see ads on Pinterest, they just won’t be personalized using info from our partners.

Learn more about personalized ads on Pinterest.

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 bolt button
  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.
 

Ad Personalization

In order to offer the type of ads they think you’ll be interested in, some of the companies that advertise on Pinterest use info they have about your off-Pinterest activity.

Not into Pinterest ads personalized using this kind of info?  Go to your account settings and set the “Use info from our ad partners” tab to “No.”

Other ads choices

Many advertising services collect and use data from your web and mobile app activity to help show ads that are more targeted to your interests. Here are a couple more things you can do to control how your data is used:

Mobile apps:

iOS and Android devices have a resettable advertising identifier that companies can use to target ads based on the apps you use. Both iOS and Android devices allow you to opt out of the use of this identifier for purposes of showing you targeted ads:

  • iOS: In your iOS device settings, turn on the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting

  • Android: In your Android device settings, turn on “Opt out of Ads Personalization”

Web activity:

Many advertising services integrate with the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice tool at optout.aboutads.info. On that site you can opt out of the use of information about your web browsing activity for the purpose of showing you targeted ads by participating companies. If you’re in Canada or Europe, you can also visit the DAAC’s youradchoices.ca or the EDAA’s youronlinechoices.eu.

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
Ad personalization
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 bolt button, then Edit 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 country:
  1. From your profile tap the bolt button, then Edit settings
  2. Tap Country
  3. Select the option that fits your preference
 
To change your gender:
  1. From your profile tap the bolt button, then Edit settings
  2. Choose the appropriate gender, or tap Custom and enter your preferred gender
  3. Tap Save when finished

On Android devices, your language is determined by your device settings.

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 bolt button, then Edit 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 bolt button, then Edit 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.

Not into Pinterest ads personalized using this kind of info?  Go to your account settings and set the “Use info from our ad partners” tab to “No.” You’ll still see ads on Pinterest, they just won’t be personalized using info from our partners.

Learn more about personalized ads on Pinterest.

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 bolt 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.
 

Ad Personalization

In order to offer the type of ads they think you’ll be interested in, some of the companies that advertise on Pinterest use info they have about your off-Pinterest activity.

Not into Pinterest ads personalized using this kind of info?  Go to your account settings and set the “Use info from our ad partners” tab to “No.”

Other ads choices

Many advertising services collect and use data from your web and mobile app activity to help show ads that are more targeted to your interests. Here are a couple more things you can do to control how your data is used:

Mobile apps:

iOS and Android devices have a resettable advertising identifier that companies can use to target ads based on the apps you use. Both iOS and Android devices allow you to opt out of the use of this identifier for purposes of showing you targeted ads:

  • iOS: In your iOS device settings, turn on the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting

  • Android: In your Android device settings, turn on “Opt out of Ads Personalization”

Web activity:

Many advertising services integrate with the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice tool at optout.aboutads.info. On that site you can opt out of the use of information about your web browsing activity for the purpose of showing you targeted ads by participating companies. If you’re in Canada or Europe, you can also visit the DAAC’s youradchoices.ca or the EDAA’s youronlinechoices.eu.

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
Ad personalization
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 bolt 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 bolt 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 bolt button, then Edit settings
  2. Tap Country
  3. Select the option that fits your preference
 
To change your gender:
  1. From your profile tap the bolt button, then Edit settings
  2. Choose the appropriate gender, or tap Custom and enter your preferred gender
  3. Tap Save when finished

On iOS devices, your language is determined by your device settings.

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 bolt 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 bolt 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.

Not into Pinterest ads personalized using this kind of info?  Go to your account settings and set the “Use info from our ad partners” tab to “No.” You’ll still see ads on Pinterest, they just won’t be personalized using info from our partners.

Learn more about personalized ads on Pinterest.

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 bolt 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.
 

Ad Personalization

In order to offer the type of ads they think you’ll be interested in, some of the companies that advertise on Pinterest use info they have about your off-Pinterest activity.

Not into Pinterest ads personalized using this kind of info?  Go to your account settings and set the “Use info from our ad partners” tab to “No.”

Other ads choices

Many advertising services collect and use data from your web and mobile app activity to help show ads that are more targeted to your interests. Here are a couple more things you can do to control how your data is used:

Mobile apps:

iOS and Android devices have a resettable advertising identifier that companies can use to target ads based on the apps you use. Both iOS and Android devices allow you to opt out of the use of this identifier for purposes of showing you targeted ads:

  • iOS: In your iOS device settings, turn on the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting

  • Android: In your Android device settings, turn on “Opt out of Ads Personalization”

Web activity:

Many advertising services integrate with the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice tool at optout.aboutads.info. On that site you can opt out of the use of information about your web browsing activity for the purpose of showing you targeted ads by participating companies. If you’re in Canada or Europe, you can also visit the DAAC’s youradchoices.ca or the EDAA’s youronlinechoices.eu.

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
Ad personalization
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 bolt 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 bolt 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 bolt button, then Edit settings
  2. Tap Country
  3. Select the option that fits your preference
 
To change your gender:
  1. From your profile tap the bolt button, then Edit settings
  2. Choose the appropriate gender, or tap Custom and enter your preferred gender
  3. Tap Save when finished

On iOS devices, your language is determined by your device settings.

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 bolt 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 bolt 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.

Not into Pinterest ads personalized using this kind of info?  Go to your account settings and set the “Use info from our ad partners” tab to “No.” You’ll still see ads on Pinterest, they just won’t be personalized using info from our partners.

Learn more about personalized ads on Pinterest.

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 bolt 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.
 

Ad Personalization

In order to offer the type of ads they think you’ll be interested in, some of the companies that advertise on Pinterest use info they have about your off-Pinterest activity.

Not into Pinterest ads personalized using this kind of info?  Go to your account settings and set the “Use info from our ad partners” tab to “No.”

Other ads choices

Many advertising services collect and use data from your web and mobile app activity to help show ads that are more targeted to your interests. Here are a couple more things you can do to control how your data is used:

Mobile apps:

iOS and Android devices have a resettable advertising identifier that companies can use to target ads based on the apps you use. Both iOS and Android devices allow you to opt out of the use of this identifier for purposes of showing you targeted ads:

  • iOS: In your iOS device settings, turn on the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting

  • Android: In your Android device settings, turn on “Opt out of Ads Personalization”

Web activity:

Many advertising services integrate with the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice tool at optout.aboutads.info. On that site you can opt out of the use of information about your web browsing activity for the purpose of showing you targeted ads by participating companies. If you’re in Canada or Europe, you can also visit the DAAC’s youradchoices.ca or the EDAA’s youronlinechoices.eu.

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