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How to Edit the Information Displayed on Your Pinterest Business Profile

At the top of your Pinterest Business Profile near your Profile Photo is an About You – a short description of yourself and the services you offer, near this is a link to your website if you have one. Every once in a while you may need to adjust this area, maybe you’ve decided to focus on re-branding and need the About You and Profile Photo to match the rest of your marketing, perhaps you’ve gotten a promotion, new designation, or even moved locations. There is no need to worry about any outdated or incorrect information on your Pinterest, here we will outline how to edit the info displayed on your Business Pinterest Profile.

 

Step One)

Log in to your Pinterest Account at www.pinterest.com/login

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Step Two)

Locate and click on the thumbnail image in the top right corner, when the dropdown menu appears select “My Profile”.

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Step Three)

Once you are on your Profile, locate and click the gear icon.

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Step Four)

Clicking the gear icon will reveal a Business Account Basics area, to the left you will see a menu.

Locate and select “Profile”

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Step Five)

Once in the “Profile” edit screen, you will see you have the ability to change your Business Name, Picture, URL, About You, Location, and Website. Make any desired changes to your information here, be sure to click “Save Changes: before closing the screen.

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Here is a video displaying the steps described in the guide above: 

 

How to Deactivate a Pinterest Account

As Pinterest functions much differently from a social media platform like Facebook, when you wish to deactivate an account you do not remove a Page, you must remove your whole account.

Please note that if you are trying to deactivate your account because you are changing the name of your company or making aesthetic changes there is no need to delete your account and start fresh, you can change your display names and make other physical changes. Here we will discuss how to completely delete or deactivate a Pinterest account.

Step One:

Head to www.pinterest.com and log into your account. Once logged in locate and click on the thumbnail image in the top right portion of the screen.

A dropdown menu will appear, click on “My profile”.

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Step Two:

Once you are on your Profile, locate and click on the gear icon in the top left portion of the page.

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Step Three:

You will be brought to an editing screen, at the bottom of “Account Basics”  locate and click “Deactivate Account”

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Step Four:

Upon clicking “Deactivate Account” a menu will pop up requesting that you state your reason for leaving. Select the appropriate reason for leaving or to keep it simple select “other”.

Please note that if you had created the wrong type of account, you can still change the account type without deleting by clicking “I want a business account”.

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Step Five:

Pinterest may request that you give them a few more details on why you are leaving, either skip this step or fill out the dialogue box.

A window will appear letting you know that your Account has been deactivated, but you can reactivate the account by logging in with your old email address and password.

Click “Okay”

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How to Create a Business Pinterest Account

Step 1- Go to www.Pinterest.com and look at the bottom of the page. Click on “Businesses”. (pictured outlined in yellow) 

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Step 2- You will be brought to a page for Pinterest Business Accounts, click “Join as a business”. (pictured outlined in yellow)

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Step 3- Fill out the required information in the pop up menu:

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Step 4- Choose “What you are interested in”. If you have ever created a Twitter account you will be familiar with this step. You are choosing topics that you are interested in (again remember topics that are related to real estate) and once you have chosen these topics you can “Follow” them on Pinterest.

>Some suggestions for topics include: Architecture, Gardening, DIY, etc.

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Step 5- Once your topics of interest are selected your “Newsfeed” (which is your default screen) will display photos and videos from the topics you’ve chosen when you are logged into your account.

To finish setting up your profile, click the thumbnail image in the top right-hand corner of the page, then click “My Profile”. (pictured outlined in red)

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Step 6-  Once you are looking at your profile, click on the gear icon in the top left-hand portion of the screen. (pictured circled in red)

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Step 7- A “Business Account Basics” section will appear, scroll down a bit to the “Profile” section. Fill out the requested information about your Business. Change your URL by editing the “Username” box in the popup menu. When you are finished click “Save”. 

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How to “Repin” on Pinterest

 

No matter where you are on Pinterest, if you see something you want on to display on your account all you have to do is pin it to a board.

First log into Pinterest.com with your Business Account credentials.

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Step 1. Find the item you would like to pin and hover over the photo.  While hovering the photo you will notice the “Save” button at the top right.

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Step 2. Click on the button and a pop up display will appear. Choose the board you would like to add the photo to and click Pin it! Now this image is displayed on your Pinterest account on the board you created.

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If you want to add that same picture to another board you will do the same process, but simply choose a different board.

If you are looking to upload your own Photo to pin, please see this guide