Pinterest Hack April 27, 2019 15:14 21 Comments
Are you looking to clean up your Pinterest presence and move boards to another account??
Maybe split your business from your personal account.
I manage a couple of different Pinterest accounts and I wanted to move some boards from one account to another.
This doesn't look possible on Pinterest but I actually found a way and thought this could be useful so here is how I did in in 5 easy steps.
One thing to note before you start is that the board that you move around will lose any followers. This didn't matter to me in this instance but it may be important to you.
So firstly to make this easier, log in and add all your accounts so that you can easily switch back and forward as you need.
To do this go to Settings 'Add Account' and log into all relevant Pinterest accounts.
To make this simple I am going to refer to my accounts as Account 1 (my original) and Account 2 (destination account).
1 - MAKE A NEW BOARD
Firstly go to Account 2 and make a board titled 'A test board'
(You can name the board anything you like but starting with A the board will show at the top when you try to find it again later)
2 - COLLABORATE
Once you have created this new board add Account 1 as a 'Collaborator'
3 - ACCEPT INVITE
Go to Account 1 and accept invite to collaborate this new board.
4 - MERGE
In the same Account 1 go and find any board that you wish to transfer over to Account 2. In edit choose 'Merge' and pick 'A test board'
NOTE: As I said earlier the board that you merge with 'A test board' will be deleted and moved into the 'A test board' as a section and therefore will lose any existing followers.
5 - SWITCH ACCOUNTS
Go to settings and 'Switch accounts' go to Account 2 (new destination account)
Locate 'A test board' and delete Account 1 as a collaborator.
The whole idea of this technique is that the board must be created by the destination account 2 so that this account has the power to delete the other one.
I hope you found this as helpful as me. If you run a creative business too why not leave a comment or say hi on Instagram 'Let's connect'
Holly on October 8, 2022 16:01
This is exactly what I needed, thank you! 🙏
Debbie on June 10, 2022 17:02
Thank you so much for this, just what I needed 😁😁
Giles on June 10, 2022 17:02
Nice tip thank you
Alex on June 10, 2022 17:02
Thanks for the workaround. I’ve done it and it technically works, everything looks much neater. Note that every pin you move from Account 1 will still actually belong to Account 1, and will appear in “all pins,” although it doesn’t appear on any of Account 1’s boards. If you delete any pins from here, they will be deleted from the board in Account 2. I tested it, don’t try to clean up “all pins” at this point. I find the visual clutter in “all pins” annoying, but at least all the boards are divided as they should be, so it’s still an effective workaround until Pinterest makes it officially possible.
Fernando Luiz on February 26, 2022 14:33
I’ve managed to move a couple of boards rather smoothly!
I reached the 200,000 pin limit on my first account, and so wanted to move some to a new account so as to free up space in my original account.
But this does not seem to be happening… The original account is still marked as full and the new account does not seem to count the number of pins moved to it, but only the ones added to the boards in the new account (although all the transferred pins have disappeared from the old account and are now firmly placed in the boards in the new account).
Any way around this?
Sue Chenard on September 11, 2021 16:50
A savior! Thank you so much!
Kat Mao on September 11, 2021 16:50
Thanks a bunch for this VERY HELPFUL hack! I had noticed that my business/writing alias board had become crowded with stuff that should have been placed on my personal account… (How did THAT get there? LOL) … and when I did a quick google search on “how to transfer pin boards from one account to another” I was sorely disappointed to see that the first link to come up said “there is no way to do this, Pinterest doesn’t allow it” and I was a bit livid. (How DARE you tell me “no”, Pinterest!)
Thankfully, the second link I found was to your helpful hack that provided a relatively simple way to do this. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Lee Abraham on September 11, 2021 16:50
Thank you for this. I’m not the brightest tool in the box but i did get there in the end. Made my life a little easier. Cheers.
Ghazal on March 16, 2021 17:34
Thank you for this! Lifesaver. But I am wondering if you don’t have a second email account, will it not work? You can’t set up two accounts under one email I’m guessing.
Amanda Fink on March 16, 2021 17:33
Had to use this tutorial again so I am going to thank you again because I could not for the life of me get the steps in the right order from memory.
Simpub on March 16, 2021 17:33
WORKS PERFECTLY!!! I was able to split my pins into two different accounts. Thanks!
Annabel on March 16, 2021 17:33
So so helpful! Thank you. Wanted to move the boards that correspond to those on my business account, now I can incorporate my favourite pins.
Rosalind on March 16, 2021 17:33
Thank you! It seems logical when you say it but I never would have worked that out. You have saved me so much time!
Ola on March 16, 2021 17:33
Yo, THANKKK YOUUU SOOO MUCHHHH!!!
Lucie Savidge on March 16, 2021 17:33
This was so helpful. Thank you
MH Freeman on March 16, 2021 17:32
You are brilliant and I am grateful for this hack….but I am terrified to try for fear that I will lose stuff. Are you switching between the app and the internet? Or are you doing all this within the Pintrest app?I see how to open a new account in the but I cannot easily switch back and forth. I really really need to move my pins. I need a coach I guess. Thank you so much.
Amanda FInk on November 9, 2020 12:37
Anna Leontaras on November 8, 2020 21:00
BLESS YOU for this hack! An absolute lifesaver because I had a ton of pins on an account I could see but no longer access the e-mail I opened it with. Anyhow, big mess, but now I have all my beloved pins on the ‘good’ account, something I’d tried unsuccessfully to do previously.
Jessica on November 8, 2020 21:00
Thank for this, it’s exactly what I needed!!
Kate on November 8, 2020 21:00
This was SO helpful, thank you!!
B on November 8, 2020 20:59
Thanks so much! This was really helpful in getting all my personal pins off my business account (which I had been neglecting the biz side of entirely but was really racking up the DIY’s and recipes for my home life).
I’d add/suggest to your hack – that you can make new boards on Account 2 that correspond to the current boards on Account 1 so that you don’t have ALL your Account 1 pins lumped into 1 hodge podge board on your destination account. It’s a little more work but really saves a lot of time and editing later if you want your pins organized.