How to delete your Pinterest account

About Pinterest

Pinterest is a social media platform designed to enable and encourage the saving and discovery of information on the web, by using images primarily and using GIFs and video clips on a smaller scale. The site, created by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp, initially launched in 2010 and had reached 300 million active monthly users as of August 2019. Rather than focusing on image sharing as other social media platforms do, CEO Ben Silbermann described Pinterest as more of a catalog of ideas designed to encourage users to get out and do the things they find via Pinterest.

Personal accounts on Pinterest are free of charge. Users sign up via their email address, share as much basic information about themselves as desired, and then create boards that are topic-based. Content can be found on Pinterest from other users, or elsewhere on the web, can then be saved to these boards. Users may choose to follow the accounts of others or follow specific boards from a user to be shown content based on that choice. Business accounts are available on Pinterest as well. Businesses can create an account in much the same way as personal accounts are created, create boards and pin content and then use the advertisement capability to promote their pinned content to others on the platform. Advertising costs are determined by a variety of factors including how many users the business account wishes to reach with their sponsored pin.

Accounts on Pinterest can be cancelled at any time. More information can be found below to assist in cancelling your Pinterest account. Refunds are not generally available due to the fact that accounts are not charged monthly and only pay for advertising on business accounts.

Some Account Information You Might Need

We’ve found that the following information might be needed when you use the below methods to cancel.
First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
Email Address
Username
Password
Billing Address
City
State/Province/Region
ZIP/Postal Code
Country
Reason for Cancellation
Last 4 Digits of Card
Date of Last Charge
Amount of Last Charge

How to Cancel Pinterest by Login

Step 1. Navigate your internet browser to Pinterest.com
Step 2. You’ll need to login with email and password
Step 3. Navigate your internet browser to www.pinterest.com/settings
Step 4. By scrolling down, find ‘deactivate my account’
Step 5. Click on ‘deactivate my account’
Step 6. Fill out the page with your information where it requested to do so and follow the instructions to complete the deactivation
Step 7. Retain the confirmation information you’re given

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12 thoughts on “How to delete your Pinterest account”

  1. Only 7 trackers on your website ? wow this is privacy !!! hopefully you are here to help people think they delete their account, you cannot delete an account on pinterest !!! LOL what a shame your website for dumbs, but people will soon understand that you send trackers and you promote uneffective and fake account deletion…watch soccer and drink beer and stop to fok your visitor’s privacy…you are loosing your time, then all will be revealed about the way you copy/paste, looking forward to see that big fail…!!! 😀

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  2. When I deactivated my Pinterest account, I received an email not long after informing that someone requested to reactivate the account. That person wasn’t me. Apparently, Pinterest lists the issue on its FAQ, which means that others also had the same problem of unauthorized reactivation. The site only suggests users to change the password. Then I emailed them asking for account deletion with no real reply except a computer-generated one stating I should report the abuse. Duh, I just did. I’ll email them again through another method, like direct mailing and see what happens.

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  3. Massively invasive website. Typical for today’s social media where there is zero privacy. I’m logged in to the stupid thing but I can’t do ANYTHING on it without logging in again with social media. AND……it won’t accept my linked email or FB password. They probably data mined all of my attempts. Forget it. I’m done with this evil time suck.

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  4. Pinterest is trash. They don’t offer the way to leave Pinterest. Once you’re in, you can’t get out. Even though you deactivate your account, they still have your personal info and keep sending you their promotion emails. I emailed them to please stop this, but there’s no reply.

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  5. They have no way to permanently close the account, just deactivate it.
    I asked them on the email they sent to confirm deactivation, that I wanted it permanently closed!

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  7. I have deactivated my pinterest account by mistake it says I have 14 days to reverse the decision but not how to do it any ideas?

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  8. Doesn’t work. No matter which browser I try it in, when i permanantly delete it, it tells me: “Something went wrong on our end. Sorry about that.”

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  9. Alex, there are women that “pretend” to be someone else for all kinds of reasons.
    https://blog.loveawake.com/2018/12/27/family-relationship-chart-terms-and-classifications-of-cousins/

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