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Easy Pinterest Guide: How to Unsave or Delete Pins
June 1st, 2024 by Arvee Saren

On Mobile


Open your Pinterest app and go to your profile by tapping your profile picture on the bottom right corner.


pinterest profile mobile


Select the board and find the pin you want to delete.


pinterest pin mobile


Long-press the pin and slide over to the pencil icon to edit the pin.


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Select Delete this Pin and confirm the deletion.


pinterest delete pin mobile


On Desktop


Open the Pinterest website, log in to your Pinterest account, then navigate to your profile. Go to your boards and find the pin you wish to delete.


pinterest board


Hover over the pin you wish to delete then select the pencil icon.


pinterest pin pencil icon


Select Delete located in the bottom left corner, and confirm the deletion.


pinterest pin delete


Deleting Pins All At Once


On Mobile:


Go to your Pinterest app and navigate to your profile. Select the board where the saved pins you wish to delete are located. At the bottom left corner, you will find the Organize icon, then tap that.


delete pins organize mobile


Tap or select the pins you want to delete. You can also tap Select all at the top right corner if you want to delete all pins on that board.


delete pins select all mobile


Tap the Delete button and confirm the deletion.


delete pins delete mobile


On Desktop:


Go to your profile and select the Pinterest board where the pins you want to delete are located. Then, select Organize.


pinterest organize


From here, you can select multiple pins by clicking on each Pinterest pins. You can also click Select all button located at the top right corner.


pinterest select all


Once done clicking all the pins you want to delete, click the Trash icon at the bottom to delete pins all at once.


pinterest trash


Remember, once a Pinterest pin is deleted, it cannot be recovered.


Deleting a Pinterest Board


On Mobile:


Go to your Pinterest app and navigate to your profile. Find the board you want to delete and long-press.


pinterest delete board long press


Slide over to the pencil icon to edit the board.


pinterest delete board pencil icon


Scroll down and select Delete board.


pinterest delete board delete


Confirm deletion by tapping Delete forever.


pinterest delete forever


On Desktop:


Go to the Pinterest website and log in to your account. Navigate to the board you want to delete, then click the pencil icon that will appear once you hover on that board.


pinterest delete board pencil


Scroll down then select Delete board.


pinterest delete board desktop


Confirm deletion by clicking Delete.


pinterest delete board delete desktop


Note: When deleting a board from the Pinterest website, you will have 7 days to restore the pins in the Recently deleted section. After that, they'll be permanently deleted. However, on mobile, once you have confirmed deletion, all pins will be gone for good.


Frequently Asked Questions


Is deleting a Pinterest pin the same as unsaving it?

Yes, if you delete pins on Pinterest, that also means you are unsaving pins.

What's the benefit of regularly cleaning up my Pinterest boards?

Regularly cleaning up your boards by removing unwanted pins can help keep your content organized and relevant. This not only enhances the experience of your followers but also boosts engagement.

How often should I clean up my Pinterest account?

If you pin frequently, we recommend that you review and clean up your Pinterest boards monthly; less so if you are less active. It's important to prioritize quality over quantity in the number of Pinterest boards you manage to ensure your followers don't find it hard to navigate your boards and to maintain the relevance of your content.


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