Why Would You Deactivate Your Pinterest Account?
This How To Delete Online teaches you how to deactivate your Pinterest profile and all associated data on a computer. If you just want to take a break without losing your username, Pins, and boards, you can deactivate your account instead.
Pinterest is a social media site dedicated to introducing users to collections of images, referred to as “pins,” that help them discover and save creative ideas. People turn to Pinterest to learn new recipes, find new interior design ideas, or even just discover a new fun place to visit.
Pinterest has over 100 million regular users, 85% of whom are female. However, many people are cautious of the amount of data collected by Pinterest, and how the popular site may store or distribute their private information. To keep yourself protected, it might be a good idea to delete your Pinterest account permanently.
Deactivate your account
When you deactivate your Pinterest account, your profile and boards won’t be visible on Pinterest anymore. If you change your mind, just log in to reactivate your account.
- Click at the top of Pinterest
- Select Edit settings
- Click Account Settings on the left side of the screen
- Click Deactivate account under Account changes
- Tell us why you’re taking a break then click Deactivate my account
To make sure your account’s no longer active, go to your profile URL. Don’t log in to check if your account’s still active – this will reactivate your account.
Keep in mind that deactivating your account won’t free up the username or email address. If you want to make changes to your username or email address, edit your settings instead of deactivating them.