Pinterest is an incredibly useful social media platform if you’re using all of its features to the fullest. You could potentially use Pinterest for more than just pinning pictures of delicious food, project ideas and places you want to visit. One of the features that will allow this is Pinterest Secret Boards.
This is your guide on how to and ways to use Pinterest Secret Boards.
What are Pinterest Secret Boards?
Pinterest secret boards are boards on Pinterest that only you or people that you invite can see. You can have up to six secret boards and note, “When you add a pin to a secret board, it won’t show up anywhere else on Pinterest—the only place you can see it is on your secret board.” (taken from Pinterest’s blog)
Why would you use Pinterest Secret Boards? Here are some ideas and ways to use the secret boards:
If you’re gearing up for a big trip, use secret boards to plan. Add the exactly locations and dates you’ll be at a certain place pictured in a pin. For privacy reasons, you may not want to announce your exact location publicly, so make sure you use a secret board.
2. Plan a Board
Let’s say you wanted to have a board all set up with pins before making it public. There’s an option to make a secret board public. So after you’re done adding all the pins you want, make the board public.
3. Secret Party Planning
Plan a secret party and keep it a secret. Maybe the person you’re planning the party for follows you on Pinterest. To avoid that person finding out, use the secret boards instead. You can also invite others that are helping you throw the part to the board.
4. Gift Giving
With the holidays approaching, use secret boards to pin those items you plan on buying for your friends and family. That’ll keep them surprised.
5. Family Boards
Pin your family photos or other pictures you want only your family to see. Don’t forget to invite family members to the board so they can see the pictures.
6. Save Information for Later
You may be browsing through Pinterest in the afternoon and see a pin that links to an article you’d like to read. Pin the picture to your secret board so you can go back and read it when you have some downtime.
Since you can invite people to pin and see your secret board, it’s a perfect tool to use and collaborate with just your team.
Here’s how to create a Pinterest secret board.
1. Go to your Pinterest profile page where you can see your boards.
2. Scroll to the bottom, past all your boards until you reach a slightly darker grey area. This is where the Pinterest secret boards are located. Note, you can only have up to six.
3. To create a secret board, click on one of the plus signs.
4. When you click one, Create a Board will appear. This is exactly the same way you would create a normal board.
5. Fill in all the necessary information and click Create Board, and you’ve created a secret board! Now you can pin just like normal. The board will have the words This board is secret.
It’s that easy! Happy pinning… You can follow me on Pinterest at: http://www.pinterest.com/bethanylooi/
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