Android basics

Edit your profile and profile picture
Edit your settings
Create a board or secret board
Invite people to a board
Join a group board
Leave a group board
Edit a board
Notifications
Mention friends
Send Pins to friends
Edit a Pin
Delete a comment
Follow/unfollow people or boards
Find and invite friends
Add the Pinterest widget
Block or report a user
Report a Pin
Return to the app's homepage

 

Note:  Many features are only available in recent versions of the app. If you’re not seeing certain features, check the Google Play store for an update.

Right now, you can’t change your email notification settings, change board covers or rearrange boards in our app. To access these settings, log into your account on the web.

 


Edit your profile and profile picture

  1. Tap the person icon in the top tab bar and then tap your name to get to your profile.
  2. Go to the About section of your profile.
  3. From here, you can set your profile picture, edit your profile description, and add your website

 


Edit your settings

  1. Go to the homepage of the app
  2. Tap your device's menu button
  3. Tap Account Settings
  4. From here, you can update your first and last name, username, email address, password, link/unlink to Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ publish activity to Facebook Timeline, and edit your push notification preferences

Right now, there's no way to change your email notification preferences or deactivate your account in the app. To make these changes, go to https://pinterest.com/settings on the web. 

 


Create a board or secret board

  1. Go to your profile to view your boards

  2. Tap Create a board... or Create a secret board... at the bottom of the page 
  3. Type in your board title
  4. Tap Create

To create a new board while you’re Pinning, tap Create a new board, type in your board title and tap Create.

 

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Invite Pinners to a board

  1. Tap the board to see its Pins 
  2. Tap Edit
  3. Tap Who can Pin?
  4. Type a name to search for someone you'd like to invite
  5. Tap Invite next to their name

Join a group board
  1. Go to your notifications to find group board invitations
  2. Tap the notification to see the board you were invited to
  3. From here, tap Accept invite... to add the board to your profile
  4. Or, tap Ignore to delete the invitation

Leave a group board

  1. Go to the group board
  2. Tap Edit
  3. Tap Leave board...
  4. Confirm that you really want to leave this board

 


Edit a board

  1. Go to the board
  2. Tap Edit 
  3. From here, you can edit the board name, description or category, delete the board, make a secret board visible, and add or remove Pinners
  4. To make a secret board public, tap Make board visible... (Making a secret board visible will make it visible forever)

 


Notifications

Notifications tell you when someone Pins, likes or comments on your Pins, invites you to a board, follows you or one of your boards, or mentions you in a comment. Tap the person icon on the top tab bar to see them!

You'll also receive push notifications about this activity.  We limit the amount of push notifications we send, so you might not receive notifications about everything. To stop push notifications or change your notification preferences:

  1. Go to the homepage of the app
  2. Tap your device's menu button
  3. Tap Account Settings
  4. Tap Push Notifications
  5. From here, you can check what types of notifications you'd like to receive

 


Mention friends

You can mention a friend in a Pin comment. Just enter @ and start typing in the name of the person you want to mention. As long as you're following them and they're following you, you can tap their name from the list of Pinners we suggest and your friend will get a notification that you mentioned them.  

 


Send Pins to friends

You can send a Pin to anyone you're following and who's following you! To send a Pin:

  1. Tap the Pin to see it close up and then tap Send
  2. Tap Add Message to include a short note
  3. Type a name to search for someone you'd like to send your Pin to
  4. Tap a name or enter a new email address to send the Pin
  5. Having second thoughts? Tap Undo

Edit a Pin

  1. Tap the Pin to see it close up 
  2. Tap Edit
  3. From here, you can edit the Pin description, change the Pin's board, or delete the Pin
  4. Tap Save when you’re finished

 


Delete a comment

  1. Tap and hold down on the comment that you'd like to delete
  2. Tap Delete

 


How to follow/unfollow

To view your followers and who you are following, navigate to the homepage of the app and select the person icon in the top right corner. Tapping Followers underneath your display information will show you a list of people who are currently following at least one of your boards. Tapping Following shows you a list of people who you're currently following on Pinterest.

You can unfollow someone in two ways

  1. Go to the person's profile, and then tap Unfollow underneath boards to unfollow an individual board or Unfollow All to unfollow all of their boards
  2. Go to your profile, tap Following underneath your display information, and tap Unfollow next to the Pinners who you wish to unfollow (This will unfollow all of their boards)
To follow someone
  1. Go to the person's profile
  2. Tap Follow All to follow all of their boards
  3. Or, tap Follow underneath a board to follow boards individually

 


Find and invite friends

  1. Go to the homepage of the app
  2. Tap your device's menu button
  3. Tap Find Friends
  4. Search a name to invite friends from your contacts and find Facebook friends to follow (if your account is connected to Facebook!)

 


Add the Pinterest widget
 
Using the Pinterest widget makes it easy to see your Pins and notifications without opening the app—it brings new Pins right to your home screen. To add the widget
 
  1. Go to your Apps Drawer
  2. Select Widgets
  3. Find the Pinterest widget in the list of widgets and drag it to your home screen

 


Block or report a user

  1. Go to their profile
  2. Tap About on the tab bar
  3. At the bottom of the page, tap Report or block... next to the flag icon
  4. Tap either Report or Block
  5. If you choose report, tell us why you’re reporting this user 
  6. If you choose block, tap Block to confirm that you really want to block this person

To unblock someone that you feel comfortable interacting with again:

  1. Go to their profile
  2. Tap Unblock next to their profile information

 


Report a Pin
  1. Tap the Pin to see it close up
  2. Tap your device's menu button
  3. Tap Report... 
  4. From here, select why you're reporting this Pin 

 


Return to the app's homepage

Tap and hold your device's back key for a few seconds to instantly return to the app's homepage. Or, just tap the Pinterest logo at the top of your screen!
 
Note: Long pressing the back key to return to the homepage doesn't work on some devices. Instead, try double tapping the back key. 

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