How to Schedule Pins to Pinterest – For Free

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Are you taking advantage of the traffic-boosting power of Pinterest? Are you saving new content regularly, sharing Pins which engage your followers, and remaining consistent to boot? Have you been doing this manually – one Pin at a time – on Pinterest at all hours of the day or night? 😱

If so, major kudos to you. And also – good news! You don’t need to do this anymore. Pinterest has introduced a 100%-free Pin scheduler right inside their app – and it works on desktop or mobile.

Free Pinterest Scheduling – From Pinterest!

Here’s the scoop: from desktop or iOS (no Android yet) you can save up to 30 Pins up to 2 weeks in advance. That’s it. No bells, no whistles, no editing previously-scheduled content – but it works – and did we mention it’s FREE?

How to Schedule Your Pins on Pinterest:

Click on the + button in the upper-right corner of your screen.

Screenshot of adding a Pin to Pinterest on Mobile

Choose the “Create Pin” option.

Screenshot - add a Pin to Pinterest on mobile step 2

Upload your image and fill in your Pin’s title, description, and destination website (your URL) .

Click on the little pencil icon next to “Schedule date Immediately.”

Screenshot of scheduling a Pin to Pinterest on mobile

Choose and schedule a date and time up to two weeks away. You’ll want to schedule at the best times for you – the times when your followers are most likely to be on Pinterest and engaged.

Screenshot of selecting a day and time share your Pin to Pinterest - on mobile

Repeat for up to 30 Pins. 🎉

How to See Your Scheduled Pins on Pinterest

Just head over to your profile and click on “Pins” to see the Pins you’ve scheduled. You won’t be able to edit them, but you can click on, then delete them or choose to have them sent out immediately.

Screenshot of your Pins on Pinterest - edit the ones you scheduled

Next-Level Pinterest Scheduling

Once you’ve used the Pinterest native scheduler for a while, you may find you just need more.

Sure, it’s great not having to manually Pin every day, several times a day, and you can’t beat the price. But at a certain point you’ll likely find it’s worth it to invest in time-saving, results-building features such as:

That is (surprise, surprise) where Tailwind comes in. Did you know that some of our members never pay for Tailwind? That’s right – we have a referral program so that when you share your link with your friends, you both get a month free. This is a great way to get started. Just click on the little red heart in your dashboard to find your link.

Screenshot of the referral link button on Tailwind

Then, when your business gets to the point that you find that your time is worth more than the cost of a time-saving tool, well, you can PowerUp and take full advantage of Tribes and SmartLoop, too.

Conclusion: How to Schedule Pins to Pinterest

Pinterest has a great free tool for scheduling Pins. It’s limited in features and in the number of Pins you can schedule, but it’s a great way to try it out and see what scheduling can do for your Pinterest marketing – and for your calendar!

Alisa Meredith is Pinterest Product Specialist at Tailwind — a Pinterest marketing tool,  scheduling tool, planning tool and analytics platform. She is a sought-after speaker and teacher on Pinterest and Promoted Pins in particular, having spoken at Social Media Marketing World, Agents of Change and appearing on The Art of Paid Traffic and Social Pros podcasts. Alisa has invested heavily in becoming an expert in her craft – realizing (and loving) the fact that the learning never ends!  She lives in coastal North Carolina with her pampered pets Pepe the couch potato Cavapoo, and more cats than she’d like to admit to.

9 thoughts on “How to Schedule Pins to Pinterest – For Free

  1. HI, I don’t get the schedule date and edit icon come up when I try this on my iphone.

    1. Hi Amber, I wrote in to ask if it is available worldwide. Is your Pinterest app up to date?

  2. Thanks for this really useful info, but the function isn’t on my android app (which is up to date).
    Any idea if/when this will be rolled out for the non-apple users?

    1. Hi, Delali, You’re right – it’s not on Android yet. Sorry. You can use it on desktop. I don’t know when it will roll out to Android, but it shouldn’t be long.

  3. I guess this would be good function if you’re uploading “new” pins.
    I want to schedule “repins” from my board from original pin, instead of pinning new ones each time. Isn’t it better to “repin” so that you can see detailed statistics for that specific pin?

    1. Hi Tae. Don’t repin your own content from your original Pin. Pinterest generally aggregates all instances of the image/URL combination anyway, so the only way to really get detail statistics for one instance of a Pin (that I know of) is with Tailwind’s Pin inspector. When you repin your own content, Pinterest sees that as you trying to make it look like the Pin is getting more engagement than it is – and it doesn’t work.

  4. Pinterest’s native scheduler is very basic, but can be useful for those who’re just starting out with Pinterest. I find it useful to upload video pins because we can’t schedule video pins on Tailwind yet.

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