How to Reset Your Pinterest Password

Last updated: January 15, 2017 - 3:10pm EST

In the unfortunate event that you can't remember your Pinterest password, or you think that someone else has found a way into your Pinterest account, you can reset your Pinterest password.  This tutorial will teach you how to do it.

Steps to reset a Pinterest password

  1. Go to www.pinterest.com in your web browser and click Log In.

  2. At the log in screen, click Forgot Your Password? at the bottom.

  3. On the next screen, type in the email address that you used to sign up for Pinterest, and then click Reset Password.  This will cause Pinterest to send an email to you with instructions on how to reset your password.

  4. Go to your email account and open the email from Pinterest titled "Reset Your Password on Pinterest".  Click Create Password.



    (NOTE: This link will only work for 24 hours.  If you do not change your password within that time, you must start again at step 1.)

  5. In the new window that opens, click in the box labelled "New Password" and type in a new password that you would like to use for your Pinterest account.  Then, click in the box labelled "Type It Again" and type in a copy of the password that you just picked.  (Both will appear as bullet points so that nobody else can see what you're typing.)  Then click Change Password.

Voila!  Your Pinterest account is now usable again, and comes with a spiffy new password!  Remember to write your new password down so that you don't forget it, and be sure to keep it in a safe place so that nobody else can find it but you!

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