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How to Use Pinterest to Create a Project Idea Board

Create a Board from your Profile

  1. Log into your Pinterest account
  2. Click your profile picture in the top-right corner of your page to open your profile
  3. Click the plus icon at the right side of your screen, next to the filter icon
  4. Select Board
  5. Enter a name for your board and click the field below Dates to add an end date or a date range
  6. Toggle Keep this board secret if you want to keep it secret
  7. Click Create

Create a Board when you save a Pin

  1. Log into your Pinterest account
  2. Hover over a Pin in your home feed that you want to save.
  3. Click the directional chevron down icon next to the name of the suggested board on the top of the Pin.
  4. Click Create board at the bottom of the list of board names.
  5. Enter a name for your board, add dates, toggle Secret if you want to keep it secret or add collaborators if you want.

What is a Pin?

A pin is the primary type of post published on Pinterest. Pins include an image or video, text, and can link back to an original source.

What is a Board?

Pinterest boards are like a digital-analog for mood boards. They are used to group pins around a certain theme or topic. For example, you might create a board for gathering inspiration for an upcoming remodeling project. 

What is a Group Board?

Group boards are the same as boards, except more than one person can add content. Most group boards—98%, in fact— have less than five members.

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