How to create your own Pinterest pin by uploading a photo or attaching a web image
For a while, you might be content to just peruse other people’s Pinterest boards, but soon you’ll want to make your own pins and share pictures with other users. Because it’s not immediately clear how to get started, the process can be a little complicated if you’re new to Pinterest. Here’s a guide on how to make your own Pinterest pins.
How to create a Pinterest pin on the mobile app
1. Open the Pinterest app and go to your profile page by tapping your account icon at the bottom of the screen.
2. If you don’t see the search bar at the top of the screen, swipe down until it appears. Then at the top of the screen, tap the plus sign to the right of the search box.
3. In the pop-up window, tap “Pin.”
4. You have several options. If you want to take a new photo, tap the camera icon. To grab a photo from a web page, click the globe icon and enter a URL. Otherwise, choose a photo and then tap “Next.”
5. Fill in information about the pin – give it a title and description. If you want to add a URL for the photo, tap “Add” and enter the web address, then tap “Add Link.”
6. When you’re done, tap “Next.”
7. Finally, choose an existing board from the list or tap “Create board” and name a new one.
How to create a Pinterest pin on a web browser
1. Go to the Pinterest website in your browser and log in if you’re not already.
2. Click the plus sign at the bottom right of the webpage (this should be visible no matter what page you’re on). In the pop-up window, click “Create a Pin.”
3. You have several options. If you want to grab a photo from a web page, click “Save from site” and enter a URL. Otherwise, drag a photo from your computer to the box on the pin builder page. If you prefer, you can click the box and choose the photo from a folder on your computer.
4. Enter information about the pin. You can add a title and description, and add a URL for a webpage associated with the image.
5. At the top of the page, choose the board you want to save the photo into via the dropdown menu. If you prefer, you can click “Create board” and make a new one.
6. When you’re done, click “Save.”