How to claim your Instagram, and YouTube on Pinterest

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Claim your Instagram, Etsy, or Youtube account on Pinterest to let people know where they can see more from you. If you have a Pinterest business account, claiming it will give you access to analytics on all Pins saved from your claimed account. 

If you’re claiming a YouTube account, Pinterest may ask for permission to manage the account. This is needed for Pinterest to access your channel ID and identify your videos, but Pinterest will not edit your video content in any way. 

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How to claim your account

  1. Click   at the top of Pinterest to open your menu
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Claim on the left side of the screen
  4. Click Claim next to the accounts you want to link
  5. Confirm that you want to link accounts in the authorization window that pops up

When the pop-up closes and you return to your settings page, the red Claim button will switch to a grey Unclaim button.

If there are existing Pins that match your claimed Instagram, Youtube, or Etsy account, those Pins should be attributed to you within a few days. All Pins created from these accounts in the future will be attributed to you. Note that your Instagram account must be public in order for us to attribute Pins from that account to you.

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We’ll use claimed account information to help distribute your content and offer you additional Pinterest features and content.

How to unclaim your account

  1. Click   at the top of Pinterest to open your menu
  2. Click Edit settings
  3. Click Claim on the left side of the screen
  4. Click Unclaim next to the account you want to unlink
  5. Click Unclaim in the pop up window to confirm
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Your accounts will no longer show as linked in your settings.

Note: You can revoke Pinterest’s access to your YouTube account through your Google settings, but your account info won’t immediately disappear from Pinterest unless you also change your Pinterest settings.


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