Pinterest Boards

Depending on how much you know about Pinterest and how it works, you may be wondering what “Boards” are and how they will enrich your experience using the website. If you’re ready to start building your own board, we’ll want to help! We’ll explain what Pinterest boards are, and teach you how to create and follow boards. To get started, what is a board on Pinterest?

A Pinterest board is a way you store and organize visual bookmarks called “pins.” When you find pins that are related to each other, for example, all about baking and recipes, you can collect them together on one board. You can create group boards to share with friends, and secret boards for yourself.

Chances are, as you keep using Pinterest, you will find pins that often relate to the same kinds of things you are interested in, whether that’s travel, animals, sports, exercise, or anything else. To stay organized, create as many boards as you need to, and then share them with your friends. If there is something you’re working on that you don’t want others to see (such as a vacation you’re thinking of taking or a surprise party you’re planning, you can make your boards private.

How to make a board on Pinterest

  1. Visit in your favorite Internet browser, and sign into your account.
  2. Click the profile button.
  3. Click Boards, and then click Create a Board.
  4. Click in the grey box, and choose a personalized name.
  5. Click the toggle to choose to make it a secret board or not.
  6. Click Create.

Create Pinterest board form

Do you want a little more detail about the process? Check out our detailed instructions below, with images of each step so you can start creating boards today.

Detailed Instructions for how to make a board on Pinterest

1. Visit and sign into your personal account.

You can use any web browser you like, but for this tutorial, we’ll be using Google Chrome. Enter the website into your browser’s address bar, and make sure you are signed into your account.

Sign into Pinterest account

2. Access your personal profile.

Click the profile icon in the top-right corner of the screen to be taken to your personal profile page.

Pinterest profile icon

3. Create a new board.

Along the left side of the screen, click Create Board, the box with the red ‘+’ in it.

Create Pinterest board button

4. Personalize your board by naming it.

A form will pop up where you can name your board. Click in the grey box, and use your keyboard to type a name for your board.

Name your Pinterest board

5. Determine if you would like your board to be publicly displayed, or if you want it to be secret (only you can view it).

Underneath the name, there is a grey toggle labelled “Secret.” Click the toggle, moving it to the right and turning it red (“Yes”) if you would like your board to be viewable only by you. If you’re fine with the board being public, leave the toggle grey and moved to the left (“No”).

Choose if Pinterest board will be a secret

6. Save your board to make use of it.

Click the red Create button at the bottom.

Create a board button

You new board is now ready to go! You can start adding pins to it right away.

How to add pins to a Pinterest board

To pin something to one of your boards, click a board to select it, and then click Add a Pin. You can choose to add a pin with an Internet link, or you can post a picture from your own computer.

Add a pin to your board

You can also add a pin to a board by finding one that’s already on Pinterest, clicking the Pin It button in the top-left corner, and then selecting what board you want to add it to.

Add pins from other websites

There are also ways to add pins to your boards from things you find on other pages out there on the Internet. See our tutorial that explains how to pin on Pinterest for more detailed instructions on how to add pins to your board.

How to follow a board on Pinterest

Besides the fact that Pinterest lets you choose some boards to follow when you sign up, following a new board is easy! Just find one that you like, click it to select it, and then click Follow.

Follow other Pinterest boards

How to add or edit the details of a Pinterest board

  1. Sign into your personal account.
  2. Click the profile button in the top-right corner.
  3. Locate the board you want to edit on the page, and hover your cursor over it.
  4. Click the Edit button that appears in the bottom-right corner of the box.
  5. Click in any box to add or change details.
  6. Click Save.

Edit your existing Pinterest board


Those are some of the basic ways to create and use boards on Pinterest! To learn more about boards and pins, check out some of our other tutorials in the rest of the Pinterest course, including how to search on Pinterest, how to pin on Pinterest, and how to delete pins and boards. We’ve got you covered at TechBoomers, and can help you become an instant pro with popular social media websites.