How to Change Pinterest Notification Settings
In this blog post and video, you will learn how to change your Pinterest notifications. There are a number of (annoying) Pinterest notifications that an account can receive. These include email, desktop, and mobile app notifications. At first when your Pinterest account is new and just starting out, then you will want these notifications turned on. This is the default setting. That way you’ll see the activity from people and topics you follow. You’ll also see the activity on Pinterest Pinners you are following. Knowing what goes on in your Pinterest community can help you increase the number of followers you have. You will be able to interact with other Pinners as things happen in (almost) real time. If you turn these notifications off, then you won’t have an idea of what is popular and trending amongst your fanbase.
However, as you Pinterest account starts to grow in numbers, then you will want to edit your notifications, and most likely turn some or all of them off. Why? Because it is just too noisy!
How Do I Turn off Pinterest Notifications?
Pinners can increase or decrease the number of notifications they receive – email, desktop pop-ups, mobile push notifications – from Pinterest. Too many can be annoying and cause you to miss out on the notifications you actually want to see.
To change your Pinterest notifications, follow these steps:
- From your Pinterest profile, choose the hex or nut in the upper right corner of the screen
- Choose settings
- Scroll to the notification section
- From the three types of Pinterest notifications, choose which one(s) you wish to alter
Pinterest Email Notifications – Can choose only the good stuff, everything, only dealing with account settings. If you don’t shut this off than your email box could fill up. This is also a reason to set up an email box that only handles social media matters.
On Pinterest, itself – Every time someone you follow or follows you has activity on Pinterest you will receive a notification about their pins. This can get very noisy as your account grows!
Pinterest Push Notifications – This type of notification shows up on your desktop Pinterest or the mobile app. Like the “on Pinterest” type, this includes options for you to hear about everything except push notifications which you’ve turned off, just the “good stuff.” Alternatively, you can turn everything off. (That’s what I chose!)