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What is Pinterest? how to use it

by Indra Jeet 3 months ago in social media

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What is Pinterest

Pinterest is a social media platform. In which you can collect and share your favorite and interesting things. Pinterest is built to search and save information in images, videos, and GIFs on the World Wide Web.

Pinterest had more than 300 million active users in a month in 2019, which has increased to more than 400 million in 2020 this year.

Apart from this, Pinterest App has been downloaded more than 500+ million times from Google Play Store. Pinterest has a rating of 4.6 on the Google Play Store and 4.8 on the Apple App Store.

How does Pinterest work?

Pinterest allows people to share their creative ideas through Pins and Boards.

If you are interested in any topic, then you can find information related to that topic, such as images, videos, website links, and GIFs, etc., on Pinterest and save it by making aboard.

For example: As you are interested in Fashion, you can create your Board on Pinterest, and you can save all the information related to Fashion on that Board by searching on Pinterest.

Features of Pinterest

1: HomePage

While creating an account on Pinterest, whatever topic you have selected of your interest. You get to see Pins related to the same topic on HomePage, and you will also get to see the published Pins of the Pinterest user you are following on HomePage.

2: Search

In the search option, you can follow by searching your favorite topic or any Pinterest user. And you can save the Pins related to your searched topic.

3: Notifications and Messages

If you have followed your favorite topic and any Pinterest user, you get his notification whenever he publishes any new Pins.

If you message any of your friends on Pinterest or someone messages you, then you also get to see his notification in this feature.

4: Boards

With the feature of Board, you can save your Pins by creating Boards of different categories and save them.

5: Pins

Pinterest Pins is like a bookmark in which we can pin our favorite ideas.

6: Analytics

With the help of the Analytics feature, you can see the overall performance of your published Pins and Account as you can see, all the data of your Pins’ Impressions, Link Click, Engagements, Saves, and Monthly viewers.

7: Send Pins to Your Friends

With the help of this feature, you can share any Pins on WhatsApp, Facebook, Gmail, Telegram, Instagram and Twitter, etc.

8: Download images

With this Pinterest feature, you can save the images of your favorite Pins in the gallery of your phone.

9: Visual Search

This feature is just like Google Lens. You can see Pins like them by selecting a specific part above the photos of any Pins.

10: Add Your Website Links

With the help of this feature of Pinterest, whenever you create a Pin, you can add a link to your or any website in it.

How to Download Pinterest App?

The Pinterest app is available on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Follow all the steps given below to download this app.

How to Download Pinterest App on Android?

Step 1: To download the Pinterest app on Android, first open the “Google Play Store.”

Step 2: Now, you have to type “Pinterest” in the search bar above.

Step 3: First of all, click on the app, come on the number, and open it.

Step 4: After this, you will see the option of “install” here. Click on it. As soon as you click on the install option, the Pinterest app will be installed on your phone after it is downloaded.

How to Download Pinterest App on iOS?

Step 1: Open “Apple App Store” to download the Pinterest app on your iOS device.

Step 2: Search by typing “Pinterest” in the search bar given in the bottom right corner.

Step 3: Now click on the app, come on the first number, and open it.

Step 4: Here, you will see the option of “GET,” click on it. As soon as you click on the GET option, the Pinterest app will start downloading your iOS device.

How to Create an Account on Pinterest?

Step 1: To create your account on Pinterest, first open the Pinterest App on your phone.

Step 2: Now, you get 3 options to sign up on Pinterest. The first is signing up with email, the second is signing up with Facebook, and the third is signing up with Google. So you can sign up by selecting any of these options. (We are going to tell you the first way, i.e., Sign Up through Email).

Step 3: First of all, enter your “Email Address” in the “Email Address Box.”

Step 4: After this, you have to click on the button “Continue.”

Step 5: As soon as you click on the Continue option, the interface to create a new password will open in front of you. Here you have to enter your new “Password” under “Create a password.” After entering the password, click on the “Next” option given below.

Step 6: After clicking on the option of Next, “What’s your name?” in front of you. The option will be open. Here you have to enter your name instead of “Full Name.” After entering the name, click on the option of “Next.”

Step 7: Now, here you get, “How old are you?” The option will appear. In this, you have to enter your “Age (Age).” After entering the age, click on the ocean of “Next.”

Step 8: After this “What’s your gender?” option will appear. In this, you have to select your “gender.”

Step 9: After selecting gender, you have to select your “Country (Country).” After selecting the country, you have to click on the option of “Next.”

Step 10: As soon as you click on Next, this app will ask you to choose your favorite 5 Topics. Here you have to choose your “5 Topic”. After this, you will see the option of “Next” in the top right corner. Click on it.

Step 11: By clicking on Next, you will see that your account has been created in Pinterest App, and now you can use this app here.

How to Create Business Account on Pinterest?

Step 1: Create your normal account on Pinterest by following all the above steps. After the account is created, the normal interface will open in front of you.

Step 2: Here, you will see the option of “Saved” on the bottom right side. Click on it.

Step 3: In the option of Saved, you will see the “Settings icon” in the top right corner. Click on it.

Step 4: In Settings, you will see the option of “Get a free business account,” click on it.

Step 5: Now, the interface to create a new business account will open in front of you. Here “What’s your email?” There will be an option for this. You have first to enter your “email id.” After entering the email id, click on the button “Next.”

Step 6: On clicking Next, you will see the option of “What should we call you,” in which you have to put your “Profile Name” and click on “Next.”

Step 7: Now, here you will find “What’s your website?” There will be an option to enter the “URL” of your website. After entering the URL of the website, click on the button “Next.”

Step 8: After this, you have to “How would you describe yourself?” You will have to select your “Business Profile” (i.e., what is your work) in it. After selecting any one option, click on the “Next” button.

Step 9: Now you have to hear the “Would you ever be interested in running ads on Pinterest?” option will be available. That is, if you want to run any of your “Ads” on Pinterest, then click on the option of Yes, otherwise by selecting the option of No or Not Sure, click on the button of “Done.”

Step 10: After clicking on the Done option, you will get the option of “Choose topics that would best describe your business.” In this, you have to choose any 1 topic according to the category of your business. After selecting the topic, click on the “Done” button given below.

As soon as you click on the Done option, your business account will be created on Pinterest. So by following all these steps, you can create your Business Account on Pinterest.

How To Use Pinterest?

Step 1: Create your account

First of all, download the Pinterest App and create an account for yourself. In this, you can create an account with the help of Google, Email, and Facebook.

Step 2: Create Your Board

To create a board, click on the “Profile” icon on the Pinterest App. After this, an icon of “+” will appear on the top right side, click on it and do it on the option of “Board.”

Now after filling in all the details of the board here, click on “Next.” After this, if you want to add Pins to it, then select it and if you do not want to do so, click on the option of “Done.”

Step 3: Create Pins

To create Pins, click on the icon of “Profile” again and click on the icon of “+” appearing on the top right side, and click on the option of “Pin.”

Now you have to select one “image” from your phone and click on the option of “Next.”

Now you have to enter the “Title, Description and Website Link” of the Pin. After entering all the details, click on the option of “Next.”

After this, out of the boards you have created, select the board in which you want to add the pin. As soon as you select the board, your pin will be saved on that board.

Step 4: View Different Pins in HomePage

As soon as you open Pinterest, you will get to see many different Pins, which you can pin to your Board.

What Is A Board In Pinterest?

The board in Pinterest is like a folder. In which you can save your Pins and collect them in one place.

Boards are used on Pinterest so that people can find your ideas better when visiting your profile.

How To Create A Board On Pinterest?

Step 1: First of all, open the Pinterest App.

Step 2: Now click on the “Profile” icon given below.

Step 3: After this, you will see the “+” icon here. Click on it.

Step 4: After clicking on the + icon, you will get the option of “Board,” click on it.

Step 5: Now, you have to put the name of your board in the option of “Board name” here.

Step 6: If you want to keep your board secret, then you can do it by enabling “Keep this board secret.”

Step 7: After entering the board's name, click on the “Next” button appearing in the top right corner.

Step 8: After clicking on the Next option, you will see that your Board has been created.

What Are Pins On Pinterest?

Pins on Pinterest are like a bookmark. In which you can save the ideas you liked on Pinterest by bookmarking, i.e., Pin.

How To Create Pins On Pinterest?

Step 1: First of all, open the Pinterest app on your phone.

Step 2: Now, you will see the icon of “Profile” on the bottom right side. Click on it.

Step 3: After this, you will see the icon of “+” on the upper side. Click on it.

Step 4: Now you have got the option of “Pin” in front of you, click on it.

Step 5: After clicking on the Pin option, you have to select any photo from your phone that you want to pin. Or, if you want to pin the blog post of a website, click on the earth's icon and put the “URL” of that website here, and click on the option of “Search” seen above.

Step 6: After this, you will see all the photos of that blog post here. Select any of them. And click on the button “Next.”

Step 7: After tapping on the option of Next, you have to select your “Board” here. That is, on which board do you want to add this pin of yours.

Step 8: As soon as you select the board, your pin will be added to that board, and your pin has been created.

How to Massage Someone on Pinterest?

Step #1: First of all, open the Pinterest App and click on the “Notification” icon shown below.

Step #2: Now, you will see the option of “Messages and” click on it.

Step #3: After this, you will get the option of “Search by name or email.” You have to find the id of the person you want to message by entering the name or email id.

Step #4: After getting the id, “Tap” on it and click on the “Next” option shown on the top right side.

Step #5: As soon as you click on the Next option, the messaging interface will open in front of you. Now you can message your friend or anyone else from here.

Which country is Pinterest from?

Pinterest is an American app. Pinterest, Inc. Launched in Jan 2010.

Who owns Pinterest?

Pinterest is owned by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp. Together these three founded Pinterest.

Is Pinterest Safe?

It is safe to use Pinterest because Pinterest does not ask you for any details regarding your financial information when you created your account.

In addition, the Pinterest app is also available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, and let us tell you that Google and Apple do not keep any apps on their platforms that do not comply with their policies. This shows that Pinterest is a secure app.

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