How to Delete Pins and Boards on Pinterest

Last updated: January 15, 2017 - 3:14pm EST

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.

To delete pins on Pinterest

1.Go to and log in.

2. Click your name to view your page.

Personal Pinterest page

3. Click Boards, then click the board that you want to remove a pin from (but NOT the Edit button).

Pinterest board

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

Edit Pinterest board

5. Click Delete Pin (and confirm).

Delete Pin from Pinterest board

To delete multiple pins at once

6. 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.

Delete multiple pins from Pinterest board

7. 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).

Select pins to delete by clicking

To delete a board on Pinterest

1. View the Boards section of your personal page, and click Edit below the board that you want deleted.

Edit Pinterest boards

2. In the bottom-left corner, click Delete Board (and confirm).

Pinterest Delete Board button

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

Delete board while viewing

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 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. 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! To learn more about boards and using the website, be sure to check out our step-by-step tutorials on how to use Pinterest boards and how to pin on Pinterest.


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