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 Pin - Giraffe Image
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Pinterest Pin - Horizontal Video
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Pinterest Pin - Portrait Video
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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.

Pinterest Pin - Horizontal Video
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Frame Rate: 25 FPS

Video Encoding: H.264 or H.265

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 Promoted Pin - App
User interface drawing of Pinterest Promoted App Pins with measured dimensions and sizes

A Pinterest Promoted App Pins are a pin type that allow users to install a brand’s phone app directly from the Pinterest platform. This is an alternative way to download an app rather than using the app store. It is an effective way to download a brand’s mobile app instantly and seamlessly.

Pinterest Promoted App Pins have a recommended height of 1500 px and width of 1000 px for an aspect ratio of 2:3. Promoted App Pins can be either images or videos and support JPG, PNG, MOV, MP4, and M4V formats. Pinterest Promoted Pin Apps are only available on digital devices.

A Pinterest Promoted App Pins are a pin type that allow users to install a brand’s phone app directly from the Pinterest platform. This is an alternative way to download an app rather than using the app store. It is an effective way to download a brand’s mobile app instantly and seamlessly.

Pinterest Promoted App Pins have a recommended height of 1500 px and width of 1000 px for an aspect ratio of 2:3. Promoted App Pins can be either images or videos and support JPG, PNG, MOV, MP4, and M4V formats. Pinterest Promoted Pin Apps are only available on digital devices.

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Pinterest Pin - Standard Image (Portrait)
Illustrated dimensions of a Pinterest Standard Image Pin measured with height and width

A Pinterest Standard Pin is a portrait style image ‘pinned’ to a board within the platform and is generally the image size that Pinterest recommends to users. A standard pin is the most popular pin size for users because it maximizes display capabilities of organic board layout. Standard sized portrait pins are taller than both square or horizontal posts and less specialized compared to taller 'Giraffe' content.

Pinterest Standard Image Pins have a recommended height of 1500 px and width of 1000 px for an aspect ratio of 2:3. Standard Image Pins supports JPG and PNG formats with a maximum file size of 32 MB.

A Pinterest Standard Pin is a portrait style image ‘pinned’ to a board within the platform and is generally the image size that Pinterest recommends to users. A standard pin is the most popular pin size for users because it maximizes display capabilities of organic board layout.

Pinterest Standard Image Pins have a recommended height of 1500 px and width of 1000 px for an aspect ratio of 2:3. Standard Image Pins supports JPG and PNG formats with a maximum file size of 32 MB.

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Title Text: 100 character (max)

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

Print Sizes: 13.89" x 20.83” | 35.3 x 52.9 cm

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Company
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Pinterest Pin - Square Video
Dimensioned layout drawing of Pinterest Square Video Pins labeled with height and width

Pinterest Square Video Pins are custom video pins that describe a concept better than an image can. Square video pins can be posted by any user and are 1 of the 2 most popular video formats supported by Pinterest—the other being a Portrait format video. Video pins also include a cover image and play in a user’s feed.

Pinterest Square Video Pins have a recommended height of 600 px and width of 600 px for an aspect ratio of 1:1. Square 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 Square Video Pins are custom video pins that describe a concept better than an image can. Square video pins can be posted by any user and are 1 of the 2 most popular video formats supported by Pinterest—the other being a Portrait format video. Video pins also include a cover image.

Pinterest Square Video Pins have a recommended height of 600 px and width of 600 px for an aspect ratio of 1:1. Square 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 Pin - Square Video
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Duration: 4 seconds to 15 minutes

Frame Rate: 25 FPS

Video Encoding: H.264 or H.265

Title Text: 100 character (max)

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

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

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

Pinterest Vertical Video Pins are taller vertical video sizes that are now supported by Pinterest based on the popularity of the size found on videos recorded on digital devices. Typically seen in Instagram Stories, TikTok, or Snapchat, vertical videos are becoming increasingly common media sizes that naturally work well in Pinterest's vertical board layouts.

Pinterest Vertical Video Pins have a recommended height of 1920 px and width of 1080 px for an aspect ratio of 9:16. Vertical 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 Vertical Video Pins are taller vertical video sizes that are now supported by Pinterest based on the popularity of the size found on videos recorded on digital devices. Typically seen on mobile platforms, vertical videos naturally work well in Pinterest's vertical board layouts.

Pinterest Vertical Video Pins have a recommended height of 1920 px and width of 1080 px for an aspect ratio of 9:16. Vertical 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 Pin - Vertical Video
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Duration: 4 seconds to 15 minutes

Frame Rate: 25 FPS

Video Encoding: H.264 or H.265

Title Text: 100 character (max)
Description: 500 character (max); 50-60 visible in feed

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

File Size
2 GB (max)
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