Removing a Board from Your Pinterest Account

Perhaps you are moving locations and that local board is no longer relevant to your business, maybe you’re getting out of Residential and focusing only on Commercial Real Estate, so you don’t need that big board of Backyards. Whatever the reason, there may come a point where you would like to delete a board from your Pinterest Account. If you have created this board on your own Account, then you do have this ability.

While I would suggest attempting first to repurpose the board- can you perhaps rename it and salvage some of its use? If you find that this board is just no longer in line with your needs, you can see the steps below to remove your board.

There is also the chance you do not own this board. Are you a collaborator to any board? If so you will not have the ability to delete the board in full, however you can remove yourself as a collaborator and thus stop the board from appearing on your Pinterest Account. Scroll below “Deleting a Board on Your Account” for step by step instructions on removing yourself as a collaborator.

Deleting a Board on Your Account

Step One)  Log into your Pinterest account, locate and click on the thumbnail of your profile picture in the top right portion of the screen.

Step Two)  Select “My Profile” from the dropdown menu.

Step Three)  While viewing your Profile, locate the board you would like to delete. Hover on the board and click “Edit”.

Step Four)  Please note that while in this window you can edit the board. If you would like to change the boards name or make it “secret” (visible only to you, the account owner) rather than delete the board entirely, you may do so here and click “Save”.

Step Five) If you are sure you would like to delete the board, locate and click on “Delete board”

Step Six)  When the window appears, click “Delete board”.


Removing Yourself as a Collaborator on Pinterest

Step One)  Log into your Pinterest account, locate and click on the thumbnail of your profile picture in the top right portion of the screen.

Step Two)  Select “My Profile” from the dropdown menu.

Step Three) Locate the board you wish to remove from your Profile. You will know this is a collaborating board if there is a circle in the bottom.

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Step Four)  Locate your Profile on the list of collaborators, click on “Leave” to the right.

Step Five)  When the pop up window appears, click “Leave”.

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


Step Two)

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


Step Three)

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


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”


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.



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


Checking Pinterest Notifications and Messages

You use Pinterest all the time to check for new recipes, look up design ideas, and your Business Account serves as a source of inspiration for potential homebuyers in your network, but how do you make sure you are staying up to date with all of you pin-connections? Simply check your notifications and messages. You should check your Account notifications and messages at least once a week to ensure you don’t miss communication with anyone, and Pinterest will send you some pin ideas for when your own creativity well is running dry.

In the notifications section you will receive alerts regarding:

  • Personalized pin recommendations
  • Who has been liking and saving the same ideas as you and who is following your boards
  • The ideas people you know have been saving and liking
  • Which new boards people are creating and following

In the messages section you will receive:

  • Messages
  • Pins fellow users send to you
  • Group board invitations
  • Comments on your pins

Please see the steps below to check your notifications and messages:

Step 1)

Head to and log into your Business Account


Step 2)

Once you have logged into your Account you will be brought to the home screen with a search bar, tabs on either side and suggested pins below


Step 3)

At the top of the screen, to the right of the search bar locate and click the message icon


Step 4)

To see your notifications, click on the Notifications option on the left, scroll within the window to review your notifications


Step 5)

To check your messages, click the Messages option on the right, If you have any messages they will be located within the window. You can view your messages by clicking on them.


If you would like to send a message to a friend, you can do so by clicking the New message option in the top center of the window.






How to Change Your Pinterest Account Email

It is extremely important to have email access to all of your addresses associated with your social media accounts, updates are sent from Pinterest as well as any invites to post to boards or notifications of pins to collaborative boards that you are a part of. Getting Email notifications sent to your computer or phone is an excellent way of monitoring activity on your accounts without having to physically log into each one every single day.

Here we will discuss how to change your Pinterest Account Email Address in order to stay up to date and well informed.


Step One:

Log into your account at, upon logging in you will be brought to your homepage. Locate and click the thumbnail image at the top right portion the page.

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



Step Two:

Once you are on your Profile locate and click the gear icon at the top left side of the page.


Step Three:

After clicking the gear icon, you will be brought to an editing screen. Locate “Email Address” under “Business Account Basics”, highlight and remove the current email address.

Enter the new Email Address you would like to use, be sure to hit “Save” upon completion or your changes will not be saved.

Note that at this screen you can also change your Business Type, Contact name, Language, clear your Search history or Deactivate your Account.


**Be sure to check your Email for a confirmation from Pinterest.**


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 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”.


Step Two:

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


Step Three:

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


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”.


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”



How to Update A Profile Picture

Updating your Profile Image is a crucial part of managing a page, when new head shots are taken or logos are updated adjustments need to be made to stay up to date! I will go through the steps of uploading a Profile Image on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Uploading a Profile Image to Facebook:

In order to upload a Profile Image to a Business Page you must be an Administrator to your Business Page.

Step One:

Head over to your Facebook Business Page. If you are unsure of how to access your Business Page please see our guide-

Locate the small camera icon located on the Profile Image currently in place.


Step Two:

Click on the camera icon, a pop up menu will appear with the options

  • Choose from Photos – pick an image you have already uploaded to Facebook
  • Take photo – take a new picture with your webcam
  • Upload a photo- choose a new file from your computer
  • Edit Thumbnail- edit the position/ cropping of the thumbnail image
  • Remove – delete the image currently in place without replacing it


Step Three:

Choose the option with which you would like to proceed, then select the photo you would like to use.

If you are uploading a new file from your computer we suggest using a .PNG file as they are Facebook’s preferred file type and load quickly and clearly.


Uploading a Profile Image to Twitter:

Step One:

Log into your Twitter Account. Upon Logging in you will be brought to your homepage.

Locate and click on the small icon of your current Profile Image (also called the Twitter Avi) in the top right corner of the page.

A dropdown menu will appear, select the first option View Profile.


Step Two:

You will be brought to your Twitter Profile.

Locate and click on Edit Profile on the right portion of the screen near your banner image.


Step Three:

Clicking the button will bring you to an Edit screen, click “Change your profile photo”


You will be given the option to either Upload a photo, Take a photo (if there is a camera on your device), Remove a photo, or cancel your edits. Choose the option which applies to your desired edits. Be sure to click Save Changes or your changes will not be saved.



Uploading a Profile Image to Pinterest:

Step One:

Log Into your Pinterest Account. Locate and click on the small icon of your current profile image in the top right portion of the screen, then click My profile.


Step Two:

You will be brought to your Pinterest Profile.

Locate and click on the gear icon on the right portion of the screen toward the top.


Step Three:

Clicking the button will bring you to an Edit screen, it will open to the Business Account Basics section, scroll to the Profile section of the window. Locate and click Change picture.


You will only be given the option to upload a new image


Step Four:

Select your picture, be sure to save your changes upon completion.

How to create a board on your Pinterest account

You can set up an unlimited amount of “Boards” on you Pinterest account. Typically boards are categorized just like the topics you chose when you set up your account. The strategy here is fairly simple: create boards that inspire ideas for your prospects and current clients.

>Board Examples: Kitchens, Bedrooms, Dining Rooms, Backyards, etc.

Step 1:

You will need to be logged in and viewing your profile. Click “+Create a Board” on the left and choose the “Create a Board” option.


Step 2: 

You will be prompted to name the board, write a small description and choose a category. If you would like the board to only be visible by you select “Keep It Secret”, however if you will be using the board for work related pins I highly suggest leaving it public.


Hit “Create Board” and now you are ready to pin pictures to your boards.


To the view steps in action, please see our video below:

How to Create a Business Pinterest Account

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


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


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



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.


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)


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)


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”. 





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 with your Business Account credentials.



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.



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.


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

How to Pin Your Own Photo to a Board on Pinterest

First go to and log in with your Business Account credentials. 



Step 1.View your profile. Click on the board you want to pin a photo to.

Step 2.To pin a photo or video click “Save A Pin” on the left.


You will see 2 options in the drop down menu:


Select the “Your device” option to upload a photo from your files or home computer.


Select “The web”  to paste a URL and choose one of the photos to pin from that URL.


Step 3. After the picture is done loading it will ask you what board you want to put it in. Select the Board you would like to Pin to and click “Pin it”. The Pin will then be on that board.