How to Connect Your YouTube Channel to Pinterest

Pinterest Connect YouTube

Connect Your YouTube Channel to Pinterest

Pinterest pinners can connect their YouTube channel to their Pinterest accounts. This feature is available to Pinterest business users as well as personal accounts. Although I could not get it to work for a personal account. Connecting YouTube to Pinterest will give your business attribution (credit) for all your videos that are saved as Pinterest Pins.

When you associate a YouTube channel with your business’ Pinterest then Pinterest can help distribute your business’ video content. This is a great way to get more views of product demo videos in front of Pinterest shoppers. Formerly Pinterest only allowed users to share videos from video hosting sites like YouTube and Vimeo, but not Pinners can save videos as Pins. After you connect your YouTube channel, all Pins created from your YouTube will be attributed to your business.

A Pinterest business account is free. With a Pinterest business account, Pinners receive analytics as well as access to the advertising platform known as Promoted Pins. There is a wealth of information that Pinterest business users receive once they change to business accounts. A website is needed to convert your personal Pinterest to a business account.

Pinterest Connect YouTube
Pinterest Connect YouTube

Converting to a business account is quick and something you probably can handle without the help of a programmer. If you have a WordPress website, then there is a plugin that can make this process quick and easy.

About Pinterest

Pinterest is the visual social media channel. As of Fall 2018, Pinterest has over 250 million monthly active users. Pinterest Pinners use the social media channel for shopping and decision making for popular categories such as recipes, home remodeling, projects and fashion. However, there are Pins for a wide variety of interests.

YouTube channels can be linked from your computer or by using your Pinterest mobile app.

How to connect YouTube to Pinterest

  1. Click three dots in the upper right corner of your screen on desktop Pinterest or tap the hexagon on the home screen of the Pinterest app
  2. The Pinterest account menu opens up
  3. Select Edit Settings (on mobile) or Settings on desktop Pinterest
  4. Scroll down to the Claim accounts section
  5. Select Claim next to the accounts you want to link
  6. Confirm that you want to link accounts in the authorization window that pops up
  7. When the pop-up closes you will return to your Pinterest settings page. The screen will confirm that your YouTube channel has been claimed.

After connecting your YouTube channel to Pinterest, your Pins will be attributed to your business within a few days. That means anytime someone saves a Pin from using a video on your YouTube channel, it will be attributed to or associated with, your Pinterest. This is like the attribution seen on Twitter tweets.

Pinterest also allows users to connect their Etsy and Instagram accounts as well.