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A carousel is a Pin with multiple images. Carousels are a great way to showcase different features of a product, advertise multiple products at once, or tell your brand story in chapters.

People see the carousel in their home feed just like any other Pin. They can swipe through the different images (or cards) directly from the feed. Or, they can tap on the carousel and swipe through each card and its corresponding site, essentially swiping through the different landing pages. When someone saves a carousel, they save the entire Pin including all the cards within it.

Create a carousel

Anyone with a Pinterest business account who’s in an ad market can create a carousel in Ads Manager or the bulk editor.

Note: Carousel Pins can only be created using a desktop device. To create a Pin with multiple images or videos on a mobile device, learn how to create a video Pin.

  1. Log in to your Pinterest business account on your desktop.
  2. Click the hamburger icon at the top-left of the page.
  3. Under Ads, click Create campaign.
  4. Click Manual Campaign, then Get Started.
  5. Under Choose a campaign objective, select a goal.
  6. Enter your Campaign details.
    • If you’re running a campaign with the consideration objective, you’ll also set your budget at the campaign level.
    • If you don’t want to promote the carousel, leave the fields blank.
  7. Click Continue to create your campaign and move to create your ad groups.
  8. If you want to promote your carousel, add your Ad group details, Targeting details, Budget and schedule, and Optimization and delivery.
  9. Under Ads at the bottom, either select the carousel you want to promote or create a new carousel.
    • To select a carousel, click the filter icon to the right of the search bar and select Carousel. The Pins shown in the All Pins tab are eligible to use in a carousel.
    • To create a new carousel, click the plus circle icon. Once in the Pin builder, click the directional arrow up circle icon to upload the hero image for your carousel. Then, click + Create carousel to upload 2-5 images for your carousel in the order you want them to appear. (At this time only static images can be used in a carousel, and the aspect ratio must be either 1:1 (square) or 2:3 (vertical).) Add a Board, Title, Description, and Destination link, then click Publish to create your organic carousel.
  10. To promote your carousel, click Review selected Pins.
    • Review and edit the ad name to change how your carousel ad will be labeled in your reporting.
    • Review and edit the ad destination URL and add any optional tracking parameters.
  11. Click Publish.

Note: If you promote your carousel, the charges for impression of the Pin will be as one entity, not per swipe. Reporting will also represent the Pin as a single one and not reflect engagement with each card.

  1. Log in to your Pinterest business account on your desktop
  2. Click the hamburger icon at the top-left of the page
  3. Under Ads, click Bulk Editor
  4. Click Download sample sheet
  5. Enter CAROUSEL as the creative type
  6. Click Choose images and add 2-5 images for your carousel
  7. Fill out the required carousel specific fields: Image file name, Title, Description, Organic Pin URL, and Destination URL
    • To promote your carousel, fill out the Ads columns
  8. Click Upload
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