How to Delete Your Pinterest Account

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2024 by

Pinterest is a popular social media platform that allows users to discover and save ideas for various projects and interests. However, there may come a time when you no longer wish to use the platform and want to delete your account. In this article, we will guide you through the process of deleting your Pinterest account.

Reasons for Deleting Your Account

Before we dive into the steps for deleting your Pinterest account, it’s important to consider why you want to do so. Some common reasons for deleting a Pinterest account include:

  • No longer using the platform
  • Privacy concerns
  • Too much time spent on the platform
  • Duplicate accounts

Steps for Deleting Your Account

If you have decided to delete your Pinterest account, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Pinterest account on a web browser.
  2. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner and select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Deactivate Account.”
  4. You will be prompted to confirm your decision. Click on “Deactivate Account” again.
  5. You will then be asked to enter your password to confirm the deactivation.
  6. After entering your password, click on “Deactivate Account” one final time.

What Happens After You Deactivate Your Account

Once you have deactivated your Pinterest account, your profile and boards will no longer be visible on the platform. Your account will also be removed from search results and your followers will no longer be able to see your content. However, your account will not be permanently deleted right away.

Pinterest has a 14-day grace period in case you change your mind and want to reactivate your account. If you log back in during this time, your account will be reactivated and all your content will be restored. After the 14 days, your account will be permanently deleted and cannot be recovered.

How to Permanently Delete Your Account

If you are sure that you want to permanently delete your Pinterest account, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Log into your Pinterest account within the 14-day grace period.
  2. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner and select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Deactivate Account.”
  4. You will be prompted to confirm your decision. Click on “Permanently close my account.”
  5. You will then be asked to enter your password to confirm the permanent deletion.
  6. After entering your password, click on “Permanently close my account” one final time.

In Conclusion

Deleting your Pinterest account is a simple process, but it’s important to consider your reasons for doing so before taking the final step. If you are sure that you want to delete your account, follow the steps outlined in this article. Remember, you have a 14-day grace period to change your mind before your account is permanently deleted.

Gulrukh Ch

About the Author: Gulrukh Ch

Gulrukh Chaudhary, an accomplished digital marketer and technology writer with a passion for exploring the frontiers of innovation. Armed with a Master's degree in Information Technology, Gulrukh seamlessly blends her technical prowess with her creative flair, resulting in captivating insights into the world of emerging technologies. Discover more about her on her LinkedIn profile.