Tune Pinterest Home Feed – Removing Pictures Pins and Content You Don’t Like From Your Home Feed
Pinterest users can remove unwanted Pins and content from their home feed by adjusting what is shown in the news feed – known as tuning your Pinterest home feed. Your home feed is all the Pins and ads shown to you when you log into the Pinterest mobile app or go to https://www.pinterest.com/homefeed/ in a web browser.
Maybe you’ve noticed that you recently saved a Pin about bathroom remodeling and now your Pinterest feed is showing lots of Pins, or even too many Pins, about bathroom hacks. That’s all well and good except you aren’t really interested in bathrooms. Or perhaps you saved a few gift ideas to a Pinterest board, but want to keep the ideas as a surprise. To remove unwanted content, you will need to exclude certain boards or Pins from your home feed settings. This may even include Pinterest secret boards.
Pinterest engineering has an algorithm that selects a blend of content shown to Pinterest users each time they log in and view their home screen or news feed. Pinterest home feed (known as the news feed on Facebook or Twitter) content depends on Pins that you saved to your account, the topics that you follow, and the boards saved to your Pinterest. By default, all of your saved Pins, topics, and boards are used to determine what type of new content is shown to you.
You may find that you want to remove certain types of Pins that show content you’re no longer interested in. You may also want to remove Pins that are now inappropriate for your account. For example, if you recently switched from a personal account to a Pinterest business account, it’s possible that some of the home feed suggestions may no longer be applicable or even appropriate for your business. If you have saved a lot of Pins about shoes but have changed your product and are now only a clothing retailer, then maybe you want to remove shoes from home feed content. Before you assign someone as an account admin, it is best to review these settings.
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest has over 320 million users on its highly visual social media network. Pinterest also functions as a search engine – using keywords and images – to help users find products to buy. Showing new content based on past behavior and usage is an attempt to introduce users to new content that is interesting and relevant to them. Since Pinterest users are known to be shoppers, home feed content can result in increased engagement and sales for businesses.
If you are someone who uses Pinterest to plan outfits, then Pinterest is going to continue to show you new Pins about clothing, shoes, and accessories. If you are using Pinterest to organize ideas for a holiday, and all your boards contain Pins that focus on travel ideas, cruises, and hotels then you are going to see even more content related to trips. But if you want to mix it up a little and see some fresh topics, there are a few settings you can adjust.
How to Remove Pins
Let’s say you want to tune your Pinterest home feed and remove inappropriate content or unwanted Pins, then you’re going to have to edit account settings. Like most important account tweaks, these settings are under the edit profile or edit settings menu item that you access from your Pinterest profile icon. See this helpful video to show you how to get to your profile setting area on your account. This is the same area we’ve been making lots of changes to in past tutorials.
Pinterest home feed settings are on the edit settings menu, below your account privacy settings. Content can be edited using either desktop Pinterest or from the mobile app. To stop seeing unwanted Pins, you must turn off irrelevant boards, Pins, or topics that are similar to the content you no longer wish to see. Note that you are not deleting any Pins or boards. You’re just silencing them. Topics, however, must be unfollowed.
Pinterest Desktop – Remove Unwanted Pins
Changing home feed content is easy to handle on desktop Pinterest for the web.
- In a web browser, go to Pinterest.com
- Log in
- Tap the three dots in the top right corner of your web page
- Select edit settings
- Scroll to the bottom section that says home feed
You’ll see three tabs with sections labeled Boards, Pins, and Topics. Find each board or Pin that you want to stop seeing related content for and slide the toggle switch off. If you no longer want to see Pins related to a certain topic, tap the red bar to unfollow that topic. If you wish to add any new topics, you can do that in this area of your account.
Remove Unwanted Pins Pinterest Mobile App
It’s easy to remove a Pin or adjust Pinterest news feed content from the mobile app
- Open the Pinterest mobile app and log in
- Tap your profile icon in the lower right corner of the Pinterest app screen
- Tap the gear icon upper-left corner
- Choose edit settings
- Scroll down to the bottom of the screen
- Choose Home feed
You’ll see tabs for Boards, Pins, and Topics. Each image represents content that Pinterest thinks you are interested in and will use to determine future home feed Pins shown to you. Move the slider to turn off any board or Pin. If you no longer want to see Pins related to a certain topic, tap the red bar to unfollow that topic.