Bulk upload video Pins

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
  • 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

  1. Export your spreadsheet as a comma-separated value file, or .csv.
  2. Click   at the top of Pinterest to open your menu.
  3. Click Edit settings
  4. Click Bulk Create Pins tool on the left side of the screen.
  5. Drag and drop your .csv file into the box. After your videos are ingested, we’ll send you an email to let you know that the upload was successful, or if anything needs to be fixed.
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