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How to make your Pinterest account private?

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Security and privacy are the two keystones of the modern digital world. Many apps, as well as social media platforms, now have built-in security and privacy features that help the user protect their data. As a user, you must know these settings to increase your account’s privacy.

Here, we explain how you can make your Pinterest account private. Following are the three ways to make your Pinterest account private.

Hiding your Pinterest account from search engines

Search engines display the relevant content on your screen. But you can hide your Pinterest account from the prying eyes of the search engine. Here are the steps to make your Pinterest account private.

  • Tap on the account profile picture on the bottom right.
  • Now, tap on the gear icon at the top left of the screen.
  • Here, go to the Edit Settings option.
  • Scroll down and then turn on the toggle beside Search engine privacy.

When you have turned on the toggle, search engines will not show your profile information in the search results.

Also read: How to deactivate or delete your Pinterest account?

Personalisation settings option

Pinterest has various personalisation settings which are used to deliver ads to your account. If you want more privacy, then you might want to turn off the toggle under this heading.

Go to Account > gear icon > Edit Settings > Personalisation. (This process is the same as the above one).

Here, turn off the toggle beside Use sites you visit, Use ad partners info, Use your activity, Use your activity. This way you can save your information on Pinterest from going into the hands of other third-party services.

Also read: How to delete a board on Pinterest?

Hiding your Pins from other people

Pinterest allows you to make secret boards which are hidden from the public view. Only you and the users that you allow will be able to see the secret board.

To hide the board, follow the steps given below.

  • Go to the account option on the bottom right.
  • Tap on Boards and then tap on the inverted pen icon.
  • Scroll down and then turn on the toggle beside Keep board secret.

Following the above-mentioned steps will help you enhance your Pinterest account’s privacy.

Also read: How to block or unblock someone on Pinterest?

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here:

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