This video shows how to fill out and complete your Pinterest profile information.
- [Instructor] When you first set up your Pinterest account, you filled out some basic information like your name, your email address, and you selected at least five topics that you're interested in, but you can further customize and add to your profile. Click the three-dot more button up here in the right-hand corner, and select Edit settings. Then click Profile til you scroll down to that section of the page. Here, you can fill out your entire first and last name if you like. Right now, it's just defaulting to the user name it created for me when I signed up, which is based on my email address. I'll just fill in my entire name here.
If you want, you can add a photo of yourself or anything you like to be your profile photo. I'll choose change picture, and I have a photo on my desktop that I'll use, and there it is, and below that is the URL or address of your Pinterest profile. This is the address where you can send other people to view your boards. You can change this to a different address if you like, maybe making it easier to remember if it's not already taken, but I'll just leave mine as is. And below that, you can type in a short bio to let people know something about you. You can also leave it blank if you want, but if you want people to follow your boards, it's good to have a short description about yourself.
I'll just type in a short sentence so we can see where this ends up, and then you can add your location to let people know what region, state, country you're in, or however you want to define your location, and that's pretty much it for the Profile section. Now, I do want to mention this Claim section here. So, as we know, Pinterest lets you pin content you find on the web, and items that are pinned to users' boards always link back to their original websites, or at least, they should. Now, if you have your own website, you might want to put the address here under Claim your website.
That allows you, then, to keep track of anyone who's pinned content from your site to their boards, and your website will be attributed when that content is posted. Similarly, you can claim your accounts with Instagram, Etsy, and YouTube, in case anyone posts content from your accounts there. Now, you don't have to do this, but it's nice to be able to see when people are posting your content to their Pinterest boards, and it can make it easy to see what content is the most popular. Just click Claim next to any one of these, and follow the steps to sign into your account and authorize Pinterest to link to your account. For now, I'll click Save settings and now if I click my user name here at the top, notice I see my full name instead of the user name I had, and I also see my location and the short bio that I added.
So, that's how to update your profile information.
- Setting up a new account
- Working with boards and pins
- Following other users
- Creating a board
- Managing your boards and pins
- Following proper pinning etiquette
- Exploring friends' boards
- Using Pincodes