How to Delete Pins and Boards

Don't need a pin or a board on Pinterest anymore?  Maybe a pin doesn't work anymore, or you don't like it, or you don't feel that it fits with the theme of your board.  Or maybe you made a board for a specific purpose (like planning some sort of event), and now that it has served its role, it's just taking up space.  Whatever the reason, here's how to delete a pin or board on Pinterest.

How to delete pins on Pinterest

  1. Go to in your web browser and log in (if you haven't already).

  2. Click your name in the top-right corner to go to your personal page on Pinterest.

  3. Click on Boards to see your collection of boards, and then click on the board that you want to remove a pin from (but NOT on the Edit button).

  4. Click on the edit button () in the top-right corner of the pin that you want to remove.

  5. Click Delete Pin in the bottom-left corner.  (You will be asked to confirm this action.)

How to delete multiple pins at once

  1. Repeat steps 1 through 3 in the above section (if necessary) to get to the board that you want to delete pins from.  Then start by clicking Move Pins.

  2. Now, clicking on one of your pins will select or deselect it; you can tell by whether or not the checkmark in the top-right corner of the pin is highlighted in red or not.  Select which pins you wish to delete, and then click Delete.  (You will need to confirm that you wish to do this.)

How to delete a board on Pinterest

  1. Repeat steps 1 and/or 2 in the first section (if necessary) to get back to the Boards section of your personal page, and click Edit underneath the board that you want to delete.

  2. In the bottom-left corner, click Delete Board.  (You will need to confirm that this is really what you want to do.)

  3. You can also delete the board by clicking on it to open its page, and then clicking Edit Board.

  4. From here, the process is the same as step 2 in this section.

Remember that deleting a board will also delete all pins on it, and -- as Pinterest tells you -- you can't recover a pin or board once you delete it.  So think carefully before you decide that you really want to delete a pin or board! 

Note, however, that if anyone "re-pins" a pin that you created from a website or a file on your computer, deleting your copy of it won't delete anyone else's copy.  The same is true if you choose to delete your copy of a pin that was "re-pinned" from somewhere else on Pinterest.  This means that if you want to re-create one of these pins, all you may have to do is just find it again and "Pin It"!

Anyway, those are some different ways of deleting your pins or boards on Pinterest, if you so choose!


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