How to Delete Pinterest Account

How to Delete Pinterest Account

Pinterest is a social platform that you can easily access visuals in your interests. It is a very popular platform around the world, with over 70 million members. Although it is not very popular in our country, it still has millions of users. Among these millions, there may also be those who want to delete their Pinterest accounts because they find it uninteresting or for a variety of different reasons. When you want to deactivate or delete your Pinterest account, your profile and boards will no longer appear on Pinterest.

In our article, we tell you how you can permanently delete your Pinterest account.

Delete Pinterest Account on Internet Browser

How to Delete a Pinterest Account on Desktop

Delete Pinterest from your web browser with these super easy steps:

  • Click on the … icon at the top of Pinterest,
  • Select Edit settings,
  • Click on Account Setting on the left side of the screen,
  • Click Deactivate account under account changes,
  • Explain why you want to delete your account,
  • Click Deactivate account.

How to Delete Pinterest on Mobile App

Time needed: 5 minutes.

To delete your Pinterest account on your mobile device:

  1. Go to Homepage > Profile

    Navigate to the settings section.

  2. Go to account settings,

    account settings

  3. Tap on “Deactivate account”,

    how to delete pinterest

  4. Confirm the text “Are you sure?”.

    After confirmation, your account will be deleted.

What Should You Do if You Want to Delete Your Account Permanently?

If you want to leave Pinterest, you can permanently close your account. Here are the steps you should follow:

  • Sign in,
  • Go to Homepage,
  • Click on the name icon in the upper right corner of the screen,
  • Once you’re in your profile page, click settings,
  • Click on account settings,
  • Click the deactivate account, 
  • Hit Delete account,
  • Explain your reason for deleting the account,
  • Click permanently close the account,
  • Then click the red ‘Yes, send the e-mail’ button in the confirmation window,
  • Finally, confirm the incoming e-mail.

Instead of deleting your account, you also may consider just logging out of your Pinterest account. If you are using public computers or login your social media accounts like Pinterest on a friend’s device, it’s usually a good idea to log out of them when you are done browsing, to protect the privacy of your account. Here is the complete step by step guide on how to log out of your Pinterest account on desktop and smartphones or tablets. 

How to Log Out of Pinterest on Android, iPhone, or iPad

Follow these steps to log out of your Pinterest account on mobile devices and tablets easily with a few clicks. Open the Pinterest app on your smart device. Click on the profile icon. In android devices, the profile icon is located on the top right corner, while on iPhone and iPads, the profile icon is located on the bottom right corner of the screen. Tap on the gear or bolt icon on the top right corner of the screen to access settings. Tap on “Log Out” at the bottom of the settings menu to log out of your Pinterest account. 

How to Log Out of Pinterest on Desktop

Signing out from your Pinterest account on desktop is as uncomplicated as on mobile devices. Here is how to do it. Click on the profile icon on the top right of the screen. Then, click on the three dots icon on the top of the screen to open the settings menu. Lastly, click on “Log out” at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

Deleting Pinterest Account in Short

This article explained how you can deactivate your Pinterest account and permanently delete your account. We hope we could help. If you don’t want to delete your Pinterest account, you can also try to log out of Pinterest to give it a break as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve deactivated your account, you can open it again. On the other hand, if you permanently delete your Pinterest account, you can’t open it again. You need to create a new account. 

It may take up to 14 days for your account to be permanently deleted.

When you deactivate your Pinterest account, all of your content will disappear.

You can clear your cache by going to your Profile, Settings, and Account Settings. There, you will see “Cached Data” at the bottom.

Log in with your credentials and click the link to your e-mail address. You will see a text that says, “We are so glad you come back! To start saving Pins again, simply reactivate your account. If you don’t want to reactivate your account, ignore this e-mail.” and a red button says, “Reactivate your account.” You should click that red button, and your account will be reactivated again.

James Orublig

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  1. Blake

    It would be best if I deleted my Pinterest account. I no longer use it, and should delete it since I don’t want any unused platforms floating around.