Hmm... You might be a victim of Pinterest Craze. Don't you? Many number of online users, especially women, started exploring Pinterest when they got to know it's all about organizing beautiful stuff online. The idea behind the Pinterest was very innovative though it similar to Instagram and the visual appeal has been embracing more and more users to their social platform since then. It's not only about pinning beautiful stuff you find online for fun, but Pinterest has introduced business accounts too. While everyone else enjoying the party at Pinterest, now you gonna say you wanna delete your Pinterest account?
Don't You Love Pinterest?
What?! You wanna delete your "Pinteresting" Pinterest account? Eventhough Pinterest has visual appeal and drive more traffic for sites, still there are users who are not much fond of Pinterest. It's not always about liking, 'cause there could be different reasons to get rid of it. Let me think... Lack of time to be on multiple social networks, is a one good reason. What else you can think of? However if you have made up your mind to get rid of your Pinterest account, continue reading.
Delete or Deactivate?
If you can recall, once we have been talking about deleting a Pinterest account. Pinterest allowed you to delete your Pinterest account completely including pins and boards in it. There were no way you could get your account back and claiming your old username on a new Pinterest account was not possible either. There were some users deleted their accounts thinking they can claim old username again in the new account they gonna create, but that was not true and as they couldn't get old account back, they had to give up on that.
But Pinterest improved flexibility in this deletion process and that's what made me write this post. Now Pinterest has a deactivation option where Pinterest users can deactivate their account and best thing is they can reactivate their deactivated account without losing any pin or board in it. Still deactivation doesn't free up username or email address to be used with another account, but you have the option to get your old account back.
Let's take a look at how this deactivation process works if you wanna deactivate your account right now. Or else if you already deactivated your account, you can find out how to reactivate it again safely.
1. Sign in to Pinterest.
2. Jump onto Pinterest Settings page.
3. Click on Deactivate Account button there.
4. Now click Deactivate Now button to confirm deactivation.
5. You will get a confirmation message if the deactivation was successful.
* If you need to reactivate your Pinterest account, sign in with your old login credentials and you will find a message to check your inbox to find instructions on reactivation.
Then, click Reactivate button to log in to your good old Pinterest account again.
* If you have any trouble deactivating / reactivating your Pinterest account, submit a request with the category selected My Account > Deactivate an account.