Access Pinterest Account Settings – Pinterest Login
[Updated September 2019]
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Pinterest continues to roll out changes to its account settings, search bar, and pinning menu options. Along with that came a change to the account menu and login screen. Previously, users could click on their account name in the upper right corner of their desktop screens to access their analytics, Pinterest account settings, and edit notifications. Now that notifications and the messages occupy that space. The link to account settings moved to upper right corner on both desktop Pinterest and on the mobile app.
With Pinterest account settings users can change their email address, edit their display name, username, and change their location which is important for Promoted Pin targeting. This is also the area where users can set featured boards which show on their profile’s homepage. In account settings, users can also add additional ways to log into their accounts as well as change other account preferences.
Access Pinterest Account Settings – Web
- Open Pinterest in a web browser like Safari, Chrome, or Firefox
- Log into your account
- Click the three dots in the uper right corner of the Pinterest screen
- A drop down menu appears, click account settings
Figure 1. Screenshot of Pinterest Account Settings on the Desktop version of Pinterest Website
Access Pinterest Account Settings – Pinterest Mobile App
- Open Pinterest mobile app on Android, iPhone, or a tablet
- Log into your account
- Tap your profle icon on the lower right-corner of the app screen
- Tap the gear (hex nut) icon in the upper right corner of the app screen
- Select edit settings or edit profile
The mobile app edit account setting menus works a bit differently than the web menu does. Edit settings menu lets you change your email address, password, country or region, and edit privacy settings. This is also where you claim other accounts like your YouTube channel, Instagram, or Etsy. Editing Pinterest account settings also lets you turn down annoying notifications or deactivate your account completely.
Edit profile menu lets you change your business name, contact name, username, as well as claim your website when you have a business account. Users can also edit thier bios here.
How to access Pinterest account settings using the mobile app is shown in another video and post.
Figure 2. Screenshot of Pinterest Account Settings – Pinterest Mobile App
Your bio is the text area and profile photo at the top of both desktop and mobile versions of Pinterest. There is a small gear or gear shaped icon in the upper right corner. Click the gear icon to drop down an account menu. From there you can access Pinterest account settings, edit your bio, access Pinterest analytics, and create a widget for your website.