Types of Pins

As you're cruising through Pinterest, you may come across a few types of Pins:
 
Place Pins
Related Pins
Promoted Pins
Place Pins have a location connected to them. You collect them on special place boards, which highlight all your Pins on a map. 
 
Make a place board
  1. While you're creating a new board, switch the Add a map? toggle from No to Yes
  2. Or click Edit on one of your current boards to add a map to it
Note: Only the board owner can turn a board into a place board. 
 
Now add place Pins to your board
  1. Add a Pin to your new place board
  2. Go to your place board
  3. Click Add to Map on the Pin
  4. Search for the name of the place and its location
  5. Click the name from the list and we'll add it to your Pin
  6. If you add the wrong place, just edit your Pin and click Remove Place
The locations for place Pins are provided by Foursquare, but there isn’t a check-in feature on Pinterest. If you can't find a location for your Pins, add it to Foursquare and then you'll find it on Pinterest. 
 
If you notice that a location already exists in Foursquare, you can ask to edit the location
 
We’ve partnered with these websites to automatically include location info on their Pins: Airbnb, Atlas Obscura, Booking.com, Citysearch, Foursquare, Hotels.com, Jetsetter, OpenTable, Roadtrippers, StreetEasy, Trulia, UrbanSpoon, and VirtualTourist.
 
About our maps
Our maps are designed by Stamen Design, served by MapBox, created using data from © OpenStreetMap contributors.

Related Pins are things we pick for you based on other things you already like or are interested in, like:
  1. Pins you've added, liked or clicked on
  2. Boards you follow
  3. Sites you may have visited recently. (Learn more about how we use sites you visit to personalize your experience, and how you can turn this off you're not interested.)
You can influence which types of related Pins we show you by rating any individual related Pin in your feed just click the info (i) button give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.
  • If you vote thumbs up, we'll keep on showing you that type of related Pin.
  • If you vote thumbs down, we'll remove that Pin from your feed. We'll also try to make sure that the related Pins we show you in the future aren't about the same stuff, or from the same source.

And if you have any ideas about how we can improve the related Pin feature, we'd love to hear them!

We're experimenting with allowing businesses to promote Pins on Pinterest.
 
Check out "Planning for the future" on our blog to learn more.
 
Promoted Pins are different from related Pins: you’ll only ever see related Pins when we have a hunch you might like them, not because other businesses or third parties ask us to to promote them.