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Pinterest – How to Delete Pins

Follow this guide to delete Pins from your Pinterest account using Desktop and or Mobile.

Oh no. Did I just pin that? If you’ve been there, you know the next question is how do you delete a pin on Pinterest? Sometimes even the simplest things can seem hard.

That’s how I felt when I first started on Pinterest. For a platform that looks so user friendly, it sometimes is hard to use.

Never fear, we’ve got you covered. We’ll walk you through how to delete pins on desktop and mobile.

Read This First: Are You Sure You Want to Delete That Pin

Before you go and banish that pin to the great recycling bin in the sky, make sure you really want to delete it. If it’s a mistake where you pinned something to the wrong board, no problem, delete away.

If you are thinking about deleting old pins for the sake of cleaning up your boards or trying to tweak the performance of your account, you should stop and read this.

Deleting pins is about as controversial as it gets in the Pinterest marketing world and the camps are divided like the Hatfields and the McCoys. Here at Pin Rev, we don’t delete pins unless I accidently post that picture from my camera roll, but we’re not ultra passionate about it.

If you think about each pin and repin just sitting out there waiting to be discovered, it doesn’t make sense to get rid of it. But in the long run, it probably really just doesn’t matter. It’s not going to make or break your life.

That being said, if you’re still ready to delete, here we go!

How to Delete Pins on Pinterest on Mobile

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Pinterest app on iOS.

Step 1:   Here is the pencil icon in the upper left:


Step 2:  And here is the “Delete” button once you open the next screen:

Easy right? It always seems easy once you see it in action. Pins deleted on mobile are actually flushed into the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean, never to see the light of day again.

Deleting on mobile is basically the same, but the interface is a little different. Watch this short video of a pin being deleted on mobile. Remember the steps are the same, look for the pencil icon and tap:



How Do You Delete a Pin on Pinterest on Desktop

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Pinterest app using Desktop.

Step 1: Hover over the Pin you want to edit and click the pencil button



Step 2: Click Delete Pin if you want to get rid of it—you can’t undo this, so be careful!


If you are having difficulty in following the instructions above please check this useful video below.


WHOOOOSH! Your pin has now been blasted to outer space in an airtight, radiation proof container where it will never see the light of day again. Or something like that.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you delete a pin, you are only deleting that version of a pin. If that pin has been repinned on other people’s boards, those pins will live there forever, unless their owners delete them.


There you have it. Two answers on how do you delete pins from Pinterest. One for mobile Pinterest and one for desktop Pinterest. I prefer to do most of my Pinterest stuff on mobile. If you’re curious, you can read why here.

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