There's a bot on my network and I can't use Pinterest

What's a bot?

Why doesn't Pinterest allow bots?

I'm not running a bot

I'm running a bot – can I use Pinterest again?

 


 What's a bot?

If you got this message when trying to use Pinterest, then we've blocked you because we detected an automated bot on your network:

We've detected a bot!

Sorry, but it looks like you or someone on the same network as you may be running a computer program that’s scraping, crawling or attacking Pinterest.

A bot is a computer program made to automatically scrape, crawl and/or attack Pinterest. 

 


Why doesn't Pinterest allow bots?

Bots can slow down Pinterest for other people and they may even be malicious. Because of this, we don't allow bots. You can learn more in our Acceptable Use Policy

 


I'm not running a bot

If you're not running a bot, you might share a network with someone who is or you might be connected to Pinterest on someone else's network.

Note: If you're using Pinterest on your Kindle Fire's browser, you may be able to fix this by installing the Pinterest app.

Sometimes we make mistakes when we block networks. If you think we made a mistake with your account, you can get in touch with us using the instructions below. 

 


I'm running a bot – can I use Pinterest again?

Email us to let us know why you're running a bot so we can understand what you need and what to do next:

  1. Click Email Help 
  2. Under "What do you need help with?", select Other Topics & Feedback -> Bot Detected
  3. When you receive the first email from us, reply to it (a simple "I still need help" will do) and we'll send your email to a Pinterest help agent

 


 

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