Pinterest is an online photo and web sharing platform created by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp. Launched and founded in December 2009, the site soon 11 garnered up to 11 million visitors. The site is designed and coded as a way for individuals to find information through “pinning” of like images in similar categories, which is then tagged to various sites. Today, Pinterest often creates more referral traffic to retailers than similar sites such as LinkedIn, YouTube, or Instagram.

How does Pinterest work?

Pinterest is social network that allows users to share images through pins, as well as discover new interests by pinning images or videos to their own boards. A board is a collection of pins that usually carry a similar theme. The goal of Pinterest is to connect its users through similar interests and ideas.

What is Pinterest used for?

Pinterest is used to share images of projects, goods, services, and discover new hobbies by browsing through the images (pins) that others have posted. Pinterest is also a great search engine to look for recipes and DIY projects as users can click on any image that interests them and be taken straight to the instructions.

How do you sell on Pinterest?

Begin selling on Pinterest by knowing your audience, and setting up your business selling account to give your brand more credibility. Afterwards create eye-catching buyable pins to give people a way to instantly purchase the items that are on your Pinterest page. Use rich pins, promote your pins to gain more views, and engage your audience by pinning constantly.

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Pinterest Profile Cover
Dimensioned layout drawing of Pinterest Profile Covers labeled with height and width

Pinterest Profile Covers are the signature visual banners on a Pinterest Account that provide the largest images about the account. Profile Covers are automatically created based on an account's 'Latest Pins' or 'Recent Activity', or can be customized with an uploaded image or video. If the Pinterest Profile Cover is automatically generated, the banner will stretch to be the full size of the browser window. If the Profile Cover is uploaded it will be cropped to 16:9.

Pinterest Profile Covers have a height of 1080 px and width of 1920 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9. Pinterest Profile Covers can be either an image or a video and support JPG, PNG, MOV, MP4 and M4V formats. Images have a maximum size of 10 MB with video uploads having a max of 2 GB.

Pinterest Profile Covers are the signature visual banners on a Pinterest Account that provide the largest images about the account. Profile Covers are automatically created based on an account's 'Latest Pins' or 'Recent Activity', or can be customized with an uploaded image or video.

Pinterest Profile Covers have a height of 1080 px and width of 1920 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9. Pinterest Profile Covers can be either an image or a video and support JPG, PNG, MOV, MP4 and M4V formats. Images have a maximum size of 10 MB with video uploads having a max of 2 GB.

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Print Sizes: 26.67” x 15” | 67.7 x 38.1 cm

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Pinterest Promoted Pin - Carousel
Dimensioned layout drawing of a Pinterest Promoted Carousel Pin labeled with height and width

A Pinterest Promoted Carousel uses up to 5 images within a single ad direct towards their target audience. Promoted Carousels allow brands to engage potential audiences and introduce them to their services. A carousel format is an efficient method of showing various elements of a brand through a single pin.

Pinterest Promoted Carousel Pins have a height of either 1000 or 1500 px and width of 1000 px for aspect ratios of 1:1 or 2:3. Promoted Pin Carousels support JPG and PNG formats with a maximum file size of 32 MB per image. Pin Carousels can have between 2 and 5 images.

A Pinterest Promoted Carousel uses up to 5 images within a single ad direct towards their target audience. Promoted Carousels allow brands to engage potential audiences and introduce them to their services. A carousel format is an efficient method of showing various aspects of a brand in one post.

Pinterest Promoted Carousel Pins have a height of either 1000 or 1500 px and width of 1000 px for aspect ratios of 1:1 or 2:3. Promoted Pin Carousels support JPG and PNG formats with a maximum file size of 32 MB per image. Pin Carousels can have between 2 and 5 images.

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Pinterest Pin - Horizontal Video
Illustrated dimensions of Pinterest Horizontal Video Pins measured with height and width

Pinterest Horizontal Video Pins are classically proportioned video sizes that are supported but not recommended on Pinterest because of the limitations of horizontal content on the platform. Pinterest boards prefer vertical content to maximize display area. Horizontal videos are the traditional video sizes that would be recorded for television or screen-based viewing. These videos meet Pinterest's max widths.

Pinterest Horizontal Video Pins have a recommended height of 1080 px and width of 1920 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9. Horizontal Video Pins support MOV, MP4, and M4V formats with a maximum file size of 2 GB. Pinterest videos have a duration between 4 to 15 seconds.

Pinterest Horizontal Video Pins are classically proportioned video sizes that are supported but not recommended on Pinterest because of the limitations of horizontal content on the platform. Pinterest boards prefer vertical content to maximize display area.

Pinterest Horizontal Video Pins have a recommended height of 1080 px and width of 1920 px for an aspect ratio of 16:9. Horizontal Video Pins support MOV, MP4, and M4V formats with a maximum file size of 2 GB. Pinterest videos have a duration between 4 to 15 seconds.

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Frame Rate: 25 FPS

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Title Text: 100 character (max)

Description: 500 character (max); 50-60 visible in feed
Print Sizes: 26.67” x 15” | 67.7 x 38.1 cm

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Pinterest Board Cover
User interface drawing of Pinterest Board Covers with measured dimensions and sizes

A Pinterest Board Cover serves as a representation of the pins within a specific Pinterest Board. It should have an image that engages with the user’s audience, but also relevant to the board’s theme and pins. Board Covers are automatically generated by Pinterest if an image is not uploaded. Creating the board display is one of the most important things a user can do and can further reinforce the brand of the Pinterest account.

Pinterest Board Covers have a height of 600 px and width of 600 px for an aspect ratio of 1:1. Pinterest Board Covers support JPG and PNG formats with a maximum file size of 32 MB.

A Pinterest Board Cover serves as a representation of the pins within a specific Pinterest Board. It should have an image that engages with the user’s audience, but also relevant to the board’s theme and pins. Board Covers are automatically generated by Pinterest if an image is not uploaded.

Pinterest Board Covers have a height of 600 px and width of 600 px for an aspect ratio of 1:1. Pinterest Board Covers support JPG and PNG formats with a maximum file size of 32 MB.

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Image Size (Minimum): 340 x 340 px

Print Sizes: 8.33" x 8.33” | 21.2 x 21.2 cm

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Pinterest Pin - Square Image
Dimensioned layout drawing of a Pinterest Square Image Pin labeled with height and width

A Pinterest Square Image Pin is the middle of the road size and features a square format. Some marketers recommend to stay away from square pins because they are less engaging than vertical pins. Square pins are consistent and easier to create than standard portrait pins. Square images can be imported from other social platforms such as Instagram.

Pinterest Square Image Pins have a recommended height of 1000 px and width of 1000 px for an aspect ratio of 1:1. Square Image Pins supports JPG and PNG formats with a maximum file size of 32 MB.

A Pinterest Square Image Pin is the middle of the road size and features a square format. Some marketers recommend to stay away from square pins because they are less engaging than vertical pins. Square pins are consistent and easier to create than standard portrait pins.

Pinterest Square Image Pins have a recommended height of 1000 px and width of 1000 px for an aspect ratio of 1:1. Square Image Pins supports JPG and PNG formats with a maximum file size of 32 MB.

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Description: 500 character (max); 50-60 visible in feed

Print Sizes: 13.89” x 13.89” | 35.3 x 35.3 cm

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