How to delete your Pinterest account, and why you might want to do that. Pinterest is a social media site where people can find groups of pictures, called “pins,” that help them find and save ideas. People use Pinterest to find new foods, get ideas for decorating their homes, or even just find a fun new place to go.
How to Delete Pinterest Account
Over 100 million people use Pinterest every day, and 85% of them are women. But many people are worried about how much information Pinterest collects and how the popular site might store or share their private information. To protect yourself, you might want to delete your Pinterest account for good.
Cancelling your Pinterest account for good
When you delete your Pinterest account, it will no longer exist and people won’t be able to find you or look at your page. Follow our easy 5-step guide below to delete your Pinterest account.
- Go to Pinterest and log in.
- Click the button that says “Your Profile” at the top of Pinterest.
- Click the button that looks like a bolt.
- Click Turn Off Account.
- Click Close Account for Good.
- All done. Your Pinterest account is no longer accessible.
More ways to keep your information private
You can do more than just delete your Pinterest account to protect your privacy online when you use social networks. The first step is to be aware, and you should know these things:
- If you share something on social media, everyone can see it, so think before you post. Photos you put on Pinterest might show where you live or what you like.
- Even if you change your privacy settings, there are still privacy worries “behind the scenes” because Pinterest may be collecting information about users.
- Metadata is usually attached to the pictures you post, and it shows things like where the photo was taken and what time and date it was taken.
- Learn how your social media apps connect to each other and that data may be shared between programs.
You can also do the following to protect your privacy when you use social networks:
- Think before you say something: Information shared on social media is public, so keep in mind that a lot of people can see it.
- Check out the rules on privacy: Make sure you know the social network’s privacy rules and change your settings appropriately. You should also know how your information is being collected, used, or sold.
- Change your settings for privacy: You can control how your information is shared and what is kept private by setting the privacy settings in each app.