How to Tag Somone on Pinterest

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Tagging someone or another Pinterest account can be a great way to build engagement and relationships on Pinterest.

How to Tag Somone on Pinterest

Other Pinterest accounts can be tagged in pin descriptions and in comments.  When tagging someone, they will get a notification that they have been tagged by you. Depending on their email settings they could also receive an email. Talk about a great way to bring attention to your account!

There are a couple of drawbacks though, the other person has to be following you to get the notification and the system sometimes tags the wrong person.

Jodi from Know Gluten recently had a problem tagging the right person on Pinterest and left me a question about it on Twitter.


Tagging on Pinterest problem


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Cynthia Sanchez is a Pinterest marketing consultant and expert. Cynthia created, one of the early leaders in Pinterest education for businesses. Contact Cynthia on LinkedIn:

9 thoughts on “How to Tag Somone on Pinterest

  1. Hi Cynthia,

    Since people who don’t follow you don’t get the tag notification, wondering if there is any benefit to tagging them? (especially if a new account is still working its way to get noticed and gain new followers)


    1. Hi, they wont get a notification so there really is’t that attention getting benefit in tagging someone who doesn’t follow you. To get that kind of attention, I would recommend following their boards individually and repinning from them frequently.



  2. I have noticed the repinning/tagging issue too which is why I changed my business name to my username. This way any repins will still tag my account and pins forwarded to twitter are still tagging my username.

  3. Hey Cynthia,
    Just for a trial, I tried tagging my friend in a pin, but he didn’t get any notification for the same…Could you please suggest if there is any account setting that needs to be done for the same.
    P.S. We both are following each other on Pinterest..

    1. Pinterest has been making a lot of changes over the past couple of weeks, it could just be a glitch. Are you following each other’s entire accounts or just certain boards?

    1. Hi,

      I haven’t tested how many people can be tagged in one pin. I would assume that as long as their usernames fit within the 500 character limit you would be ok.

      Thanks for the question 🙂

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