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To upload multiple videos at once, use the Bulk create Pins tab in your Pinterest Settings. This tool is available to selected video creators, and lets you upload up to 200 videos at once from a spreadsheet that contains information about your videos.

Use this sample spreadsheet to get started. Each row in the spreadsheet represents the metadata for one video. You can pre-validate the spreadsheet to avoid issues during upload. You can also set a scheduled publish date to publish your video Pins at a preferred time.

Spreadsheet details

Make sure the column names in your spreadsheet meet these guidelines.

Column names Criteria
Title (required)
  • 100 characters maximum
  • Video URL (required)
  • This must be a link to file itself, typically ending with .mp4 or dl=1
  • Pinterest board (required)
  • The title of the Pinterest board your content should be saved to
  • To specify a section, include the section title after the slash ex: board name/section name
  • Board name and section URLs are also valid
  • If the board or section doesn’t exist, it will be created for you
  • Thumbnail
  • This can be either a timestamp, the number of seconds into the video file, or a public URL to an image file
  • If the thumbnail is an image URL, the aspect ratio of the image must match the ratio of the video
  • Description
  • 500 characters maximum
  • Link
  • The URL that the Pin points to when a user clicks the “Visit” button on the Pin
  • Publish date
  • The publish date must be formatted as "2020-01-01"
  • If the publication date of your video is empty or the publish date is in the past, your video will be published immediately
  • If this timestamp is in the future, your video will be scheduled to publish at the specific date
  • If we’re not able to parse the date format, you’ll receive an error, and the video won’t be published
  • Keywords
  • A comma separated list of keywords that are relevant to your video
  • Upload your spreadsheet
  • Export your spreadsheet as a comma-separated value file, or .csv.
  • Log into your Pinterest business account.
  • Click the directional chevron down icon at the top-right corner of Pinterest to open your menu.
  • Click Settings.
  • Click Bulk create Pins from the left-side navigation.
  • Drag and drop your .csv file into the box or click the directional arrow up circle icon to upload your file. After your videos are ingested, we’ll send you an email to let you know the upload was successful or if anything needs to be fixed.
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