how to use pinterest

How to Use Pinterest (2018)


Interested in learning about Pinterest? Not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. I’m Smyth from PhoneWallpapers.Us. In this post we’ll be showing you how to use Pinterest and giving you a guided tour of the website. Now let’s get started.

How to Use Pinterest
how to use pinterest for beginners

To begin you’ll need to sign in to your account, go to in your web browser. Now enter your email address and password. Then click continue.

Now you can start using Pinterest to find inspiration for recipes, home decor, fashion, and more. The first thing you’ll want to do on Pinterest is to create your own board, think of these as virtual bulletin boards where you can categorize and save things you find when browsing Pinterest.

Create a Board on Pinterest
create board on pinterest

To create a board click on the profile icon in the top right corner. Then click Create Board, a small window will open, click in the text box and type in a name for your board. Then decide whether you want the board to be publicly visible or secret so it’s only visible to you.

Move the slider beside secret to enable this privacy setting, when you’re done click create. You can repeat these steps to create as many Pinterest boards as you want. Make one for each thing you’re interested in to keep your ideas separate and categorized. Access your boards at any time by clicking on the profile icon in the top right. Now you can find things to add to the boards you’ve created.

Choose Category

Pinterest is full of great images and videos called pins these are posts. You can save to your own Pinterest boards so you can easily find them later. To browse Pinterest click the menu icon in the top right corner. Then click on a category that interests you, there are tons to choose from.

Choose Category on Pinterest

A page refers all will open, you’ll see some posts that fit into the category you selected. Pinterest may suggest some more specific categories related to the one you selected near the top of the results page. Click on one of these subcategories to view posts on that topic.

seacrh sub a category on pinterest

If you’d like to save something you found to one of your boards, hover over the post with your cursor then click on the button that says save. Now click the name of the board you’d like to add it to.

Search Specific Category

To look for something more specific, click in the search bar and type in what you’d like to find ideas on. For example you could search healthy recipes, when the results appear scroll through them until you see something you like. Save any posts you like the same way as you did when browsing previously.

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Hover over a post with your cursor click the button that says save then click the names the board you want to add it to. You can also view other Pinterest users boards, if you click on a pin it will open and allow you to read more details about it. When you have a post open scroll down and click on the name of the board it came from to view more posts on that board.

If the board looks good to you, click the Follow Button in the top right corner to follow the board. This will make it easy for you to keep up with new posts to that board.
Follow Button

Other people may pin your posts or follow your boards as well, you’ll be notified whenever this happens. Click the speech bubble icon at the top of your screen to access your notifications.

Click on the home button in the top left, to view posts from boards you follow. As well as post Pinterest recommends based on things you’ve search for, if you like any of the posts on your home page you can save them to your own boards.

Create Your Own Pins
Create Your Own Pins

Maybe you have your own ideas you’d like to add to aboard, you can also create your own pins instead of searching for things already posted by others on Pinterest. To create your own pins open your profile. Then click on the board you’d like to add pins to.

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On the next screen click the button it says save pin. You’ll be given the option to pin something from your device or from the web. To pin something from another website click the web.

Open a new tab in your web browser and go to the page you want to pin from. Copy the URL from the top of your screen, then paste the URL in the text box on Pinterest.

Now click Next, choose the photo you want to pin. Click on it to select it. Now click the name of the board you’d like to add this pin to you.

Pin a File From Computer

To pin a file from your computer click Your Device. Then click Choose image to browse your computer files, locate the file you’d like to pin then click open.

Add a description of the file you uploaded, then click the name of the board you’d like to save it to.

If you want to view posts you’ve added to your boards, simply click this button in the top right corner to go to your profile and see the boards you’ve created. Click any of your boards to see all the pins you’ve saved to it. Click on a pin to expand it.

When you’re all done using Pinterest you may want to sign out of your account. To do so click on the profile icon. Then click the three dots above your name. Finally click Log Out.

That does it for this tutorial on how to use Pinterest. Thanks for reading. If you found this post helpful we’d love it if you took the thumbs up button below.

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