How to Add Pins to Pinterest: A Beginner-Friendly Guide!


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Are you just starting out with Pinterest marketing and unsure how to add Pins to Pinterest? No worries, we all have to start somewhere… that’s why we put together this handy guide!

We’ll be covering all the different ways you can add Pins to Pinterest on both desktop and mobile.

With this beginner-friendly guide, you’ll learn how to add a Pin to Pinterest in no time!

This blog post will help you learn how to add a Pin to Pinterest in 3 easy methods.

Plus, we’ll go over how to save and schedule Pins using the Tailwind Browser Extension.

Sound good? Then let’s learn how to add stuff to Pinterest!

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How to Add to Pinterest in 3 Easy Methods

You might be asking yourself, how do I Pin on Pinterest? We’ve all been there!

Here are a few ways you can easily add a Pin to Pinterest:

  • Upload your own photos or videos to Pinterest
  • Manually Pinning to Pinterest from a website
  • Using a browser button to add Pins to Pinterest

This post will go over each of these methods in more detail including steps for Pinning and useful tips!

How to Add Pins to Pinterest

How to Pin a Photo to Pinterest from Your Camera Roll

You might be thinking, how do you Pin a picture to Pinterest? Great news: you can create a Pin with photos and videos from your computer or your camera roll via the Pinterest mobile app.


Related Reading 📚: The Ultimate Pinterest Image Size Guide


First, let’s cover desktop:

How to Upload Pins to Pinterest From Desktop

How to Upload Pins to Pinterest From Desktop

With these simple steps, you can add Pins to Pinterest using your desktop computer:

  1. Log in to your Pinterest account
  2. Click the plus sign icon in the bottom right corner of your Feed
  3. Select Create a Pin
  4. Click the arrow icon to upload the photo or video file from your computer
  5. Add a Pin Title and Pin Description
  6. Copy and paste your Destination URL (where you want to send Pinners who click this Pin)
  7. Tap the “Select” drop-down menu at the top of the pop-up screen to select a Board to save your new Pin to
  8. Click Save

How to Add Pictures to Pinterest App

Learn how to add your own Pin to Pinterest with the Pinterest mobile app. This process is the same for both Android and iPhone versions of the Pinterest app!

Steps to add pictures to Pinterest app:

  1. Open the Pinterest app
  2. Tap your profile picture at the bottom of the screen
  3. Tap the plus icon at the top right corner of your Pinterest page
  4. Select Create a Pin
  5. Select the image you want to use from your camera roll, or tap the camera icon to take a new picture
  6. Tap Next
  7. Give your Pin a title and description
  8. Add the Destination website (where you want to send people who click on this Pin)
  9. Choose a Pinterest Board (and a Board Section) to save your new Pin to Pinterest

How to add pictures to pinterest app

How to Pin Something on Pinterest From a Website

Don’t have an image or video of your own to Pin? No worries – you can Pin from a website.

You can use Pinterest to find an image and create a Pin on your Board. This is especially handy for Pinning your favorite articles and recipes!

The following explains how to use URLs to create Pins for your Boards on desktop and mobile.

How to Pin on Pinterest From a Website with Desktop

Here are quick and easy steps to Pin to Pinterest from a website using the URL:

  1. Log into your Pinterest account
  2. Click the plus sign icon in the bottom right corner of your Feed
  3. Select Create a Pin
  4. Select “Save from Site” at the bottom left corner and paste the URL of the website you want to Save
  5. Click the right arrow icon and wait for available images to load
  6. Select an image and then “Add to Pin” in the top right corner
  7. Add a Pinterest title and description, select a Board to save it to (or Create Board to create a new one)

how to add a pin from a website

How to Pin Something From a Website to Pinterest in the Mobile App

Wondering how to add a Pin from a website using the Pinterest mobile app?

Follow these steps that are similar for Android and iPhone versions of the Pinterest mobile app:

  1. Open the Pinterest App
  2. Tap your profile picture at the bottom of the screen
  3. Tap the plus icon at the top right corner of your Pinterest page
  4. Select Create a Pin
  5. Tap the globe icon and paste the website URL
  6. Tap Search (Android) or Go (iPhone)
  7. Select an image to accompany your Pin
  8. Tap Next
  9. Select a Board to save the Pin to

how to pin something from a website to pinterest in the mobile app

Save Images to Pinterest with a Browser Extension

With a browser extension, you can add Pins to your Boards from images on a web page or social media.

If the site has Pinning images enabled, you can hover over each and click the “Pin It” button that pops up. Or, you can save time and scrolling with the browser extension!

We will go over the two browser extensions that work great for this in the sections below.

Practice Pinning from a website here 📌:

How to Add a Pinterest Pin

There are two browser extensions you can use to add a Pin to Pinterest from the web: the Pinterest Browser extension and the Tailwind Browser extension.

How to Post a Pin to Pinterest with the Pinterest Browser Extension

Installing the Pinterest browser extension is easy and it’s available for Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Having trouble? Click on the image on the right to visit the Pinterest help page.

As you’re visiting websites, click the Pinterest logo in your browser. Choose an image for your Pin and select a Board to save it to.

Pinterest Browser Extension

Save and Schedule Pinned Images from the Web with Tailwind Browser Extension

With the Tailwind Browser extension, you can save images from websites to your drafts, or schedule them immediately!

As you come across a website you’d like to Pin, hover over the image you’d like to add to your Pinterest Boards.

Select the Tailwind “Schedule” button that pops up. Select the Board you’d like to add your Pin to.

Type your Pin Description. Save for later, or add to your Pin Publisher Queue right then and there!

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Conclusion: How to Pin Stuff on Pinterest (3 Methods!)

So how do you add things to Pinterest? Adding Pins to Pinterest is easy with these 3 methods of Pinning:

Upload your own Pin, manually Pin from the web, or by using a Browser extension.

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Tabitha Frost

Tabitha is a top-rated Pinterest strategist helping businesses build brand awareness and get actionable results on Pinterest. She is also a speaker, course creator, and long-time blogger. You can find some of her published articles in San Diego Family Magazine. Aside from her Pinterest marketing business, Tabitha is most known for being a breast milk donor. Her story went viral and has been featured in the media worldwide. She was interviewed by Good Morning America and is featured on many media outlets including Inside Edition.

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