How to Create a Pinterest Account

Join and use the popular visual social network

Pinterest is a social media network that helps users organize information using online pinboards. It's great for storing and sharing images, as well as discovering new interests. If you're ready to get started with Pinterest, it's easy to create a free Pinterest account, whether it's for personal or business use.

The instructions in this article apply to creating a Pinterest account from a web browser on a desktop computer.

How to Sign up for a Personal Pinterest Account

With a personal Pinterest account, you'll be browsing, exploring, pinning, and interacting with other users in no time!

  1. Go to

  2. Select Sign up. You have the option of signing up with an email address and password or signing up through your Facebook or Google account.

    Screenshot of Pinterest signup page
  3. Enter your email address, create a password, and select Continue.

    Alternatively, select Continue with Facebook and log in to your Facebook account.

    Screenshot of signing up for Pinterest via a Facebook account

    Or, select Continue with Google and log in to your Google account.

  4. You'll receive a Welcome to Pinterest message. Select Next.

    Screenshot of Pinterest signup
  5. Answer the setup questions, select some areas of interest, and select Done.

    Screenshot of Pinterest account setup
  6. Check your email for a message from Pinterest asking you to confirm your email address.

  7. Your Pinterest account is set up, and you're ready to start browsing and pinning!

    Screenshot of Pinterest account setup

    Check out Pinterest's easy guide to help you get familiar with the site's features and functionality.

Link a Business Account to Your Personal Account

For a professional presence on Pinterest, set up a Pinterest business account and get access to the site's free marketing tools, such as Pinterest Analytics. It's easy to link your business profile to a personal Pinterest account and effortlessly switch between business and personal accounts.

Link up to four business profiles to one personal Pinterest account.

  1. Log on to your personal Pinterest account and select the down arrow next to your profile image.

  2. Select Add another account.

  3. Log in to your business account. If you don't have one yet, see the steps below.

Create a New Business Account

If you prefer not to have your business account linked to your personal account, set up a separate business account. You'll have to sign in to your personal and business accounts separately.

  1. Log out of your personal account if you're logged in.

  2. Navigate to the Pinterest business account creation page.

  3. Fill out your email, password, and business name, and then select a business type.

  4. Select Create account.

For an update on Pinterest's traffic, take a look at Amazon's Alexa page, which maintains shows the latest statistics.

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