Two-factor authentication

Enable two-factor authentication to make your account more secure. When you log in, you'll enter your password and a verification code. If someone else ever gets your password, they can’t log in without access to your phone or your backup code. 

Turn on two-factor authentication

Make sure you have a trusted phone that can receive text messages and a safe place to save your backup code. You can link a phone number to one account. If you want to enable two-factor authentication on more than one account, you'll need more than one phone number with texting enabled.

  1. Log in to Pinterest on a trusted web browser
  2. Open your profile and click the bolt
  3. Scroll down to Security and click Require code at login
  4. Confirm your password and click Next
  5. Add your phone number details and click Next
  6. Check your text messages. We’ll send you a code by SMS
  7. Enter your code and click Verify
  8. Write down your backup code and keep it somewhere safe

Note: If you enable two-factor authentication, your backup code is the only way you can log in to Pinterest without access to your phone.

Turn off two-factor authentication

  1. Log in to Pinterest on a trusted web browser
  2. Open your profile and click the bolt
  3. Scroll down to Security and click Require code at login
  4. Confirm your password and click Turn off