We'll be spending some time with our families from July 3rd to July 5th, and might be slow to respond over the weekend. We'll be back in action on Monday, July 6th.

Reactivate or deactivate an account

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Whether you're coming back, taking a quick break or leaving us for good, it's easy to reactivate or deactivate your account.
 
Learn more about:
 
Reactivating your account
Deactivating your account
Permanently closing your account
Deactivating a deceased Pinner's account
To reactivate your account:
  1. Go to the Pinterest login page and enter your email and password
  2. If you don't remember your password, you can reset it

To deactivate your account:
  1. Log in to Pinterest
  2. Click your name at the top of Pinterest
  3. On your profile, go to the gear icon then Account settings
  4. Click Deactivate Account at the bottom of Account Basics
  5. Select the reason you'd like to deactivate your account
  6. Confirm that you want to deactivate your 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're connected to them.
 
You can go to your old profile URL to make sure that your account's no longer live, ex: pinterest.com/example
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.

To permanently close your account:
  1. Log in to Pinterest
  2. Click your name at the top of Pinterest
  3. On your profile, go to the gear icon then Account settings
  4. Click Deactivate Account at the bottom of Account Basics
  5. Click Permanently close my account at the bottom of the options
  6. Confirm that you want to close your account
  7. In the confirmation email click Yes, close account to confirm the closure
Permanently closing your account means that you won't be able to get your Pins or boards back. 
 
While your public profile will be deactivated immediately, it will take 14 days for your account to be permanently closed. If you change your mind before the 14 days are up, log in with your email and password, and we’ll send you a link to reactivate your account.

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 login 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.
 
 

Whether you're coming back, taking a quick break or leaving us for good, it's easy to reactivate or deactivate your account.
 
Learn more about:
 
Reactivating your account
Deactivating your account
Permanently closing your account
Deactivating a deceased Pinner's account
To reactivate your account:
  1. Go to the Pinterest login page and enter your email and password
  2. If you don't remember your password, you can reset it

To deactivate your account:
  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap the gear icon then tap Account Settings
  3. Tap Deactivate Account at the bottom of the page
  4. Confirm that you want to deactivate by tapping Deactivate my account
  5. Confirm that you want to deactivate your 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're connected to them.
 
You can go to your old profile URL to make sure that your account's no longer live, ex: pinterest.com/example
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.

To permanently close your account:
  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap the gear icon then tap Account Settings
  3. Tap Deactivate Account at the bottom of the page
  4. Confirm that you want to close your account by tapping Permanently close my account
  5. Confirm that you want to close your account
  6. In the confirmation email click Yes, close account to confirm the closure
Permanently closing your account means that you won't be able to get your Pins or boards back. 
 
While your public profile will be deactivated immediately, it will take 14 days for your account to be permanently closed. If you change your mind before the 14 days are up, log in with your email and password, and we’ll send you a link to reactivate your account.

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 login 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.

Whether you're coming back, taking a quick break or leaving us for good, it's easy to reactivate or deactivate your account.
 
Learn more about:
 
Reactivating your account
Deactivating your account
Permanently closing your account
Deactivating a deceased Pinner's account
To reactivate your account:
  1. Go to the Pinterest login page and enter your email and password
  2. If you don't remember your password, you can reset it

To deactivate your account:
  1. Go to your your profile
  2. Tap your device's menu button
  3. Tap Account settings
  4. Tap Deactivate Account at the bottom of the page
  5. Confirm that you want to deactivate by tapping Deactivate my account
  6. Confirm that you want to deactivate your 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're connected to them.
 
You can go to your old profile URL to make sure that your account's no longer live, ex: pinterest.com/example
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.

To permanently close your account:
  1. Go to your your profile
  2. Tap your device's menu button
  3. Tap Account settings
  4. Tap Deactivate Account at the bottom of the page
  5. Confirm that you want to close by tapping Permanently close my account
  6. Confirm that you want to close your account
  7. In the confirmation email tap Yes, close account to confirm the closure
Permanently closing your account means that you won't be able to get your Pins or boards back. 
 
While your public profile will be deactivated immediately, it will take 14 days for your account to be permanently closed. If you change your mind before the 14 days are up, log in with your email and password, and we’ll send you a link to reactivate your account.

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 login 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.

Whether you're coming back, taking a quick break or leaving us for good, it's easy to reactivate or deactivate your account.
 
Learn more about:
 
Reactivating your account
Deactivating your account
Permanently closing your account
Deactivating a deceased Pinner's account
To reactivate your account:
  1. Go to the Pinterest login page and enter your email and password
  2. If you don't remember your password, you can reset it

To deactivate your account:
  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap the gear icon then tap Account Settings
  3. Tap Deactivate Account at the bottom of the page
  4. Confirm that you want to deactivate by tapping Deactivate my account
  5. Confirm that you want to deactivate your 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're connected to them.
 
You can go to your old profile URL to make sure that your account's no longer live, ex: pinterest.com/example
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.

To permanently close your account:
  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap the gear icon then tap Account Settings
  3. Tap Deactivate Account at the bottom of the page
  4. Confirm that you want to close your account by tapping Permanently close my account
  5. Confirm that you want to close your account
  6. In the confirmation email click Yes, close account to confirm the closure
Permanently closing your account means that you won't be able to get your Pins or boards back. 
 
While your public profile will be deactivated immediately, it will take 14 days for your account to be permanently closed. If you change your mind before the 14 days are up, log in with your email and password, and we’ll send you a link to reactivate your account.

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 login 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.