Oftentimes, we jump into action without fully understanding the situation. Thus, before you delete your Pinterest account, it would be clever to make a checklist of all the reasons why you want to delete your account.
Perhaps you got tired of pinning, ran out of inspiration, have multiple accounts and so on. Whatever reason you have, it is good to know that there could be a workaround, explore your options and put it to good use.
On this article, we will take a look at some of the most common reasons why some people choose to delete their accounts and what could have been done instead.
What Can Trigger Pinterest Account Closure
Having Multiple Pinterest Accounts
Deleting a Pinterest account is as easy as creating it, all you need is a valid email address and a few minutes for signing up and you are good to go. Hence, there are some people who have a collection of Pinterest accounts and more often than not, they only use one as they have already forgotten the login credentials for their other accounts.
Before Instagram got big, for a brief moment, Pinterest owned the playing field. And while they are both image-based social media networks, they are quite different and each has their own strengths and weaknesses.
While the number of Pinterest active users may not be as massive as that of Instagram or other social networks, with 200 million monthly active users, it just proves that they still have a strong presence in social media and you cannot discount that fact.
Quite similar to a writer’s block, some may be experiencing lost mojo. It’s like you are no longer inspired, no fresh ideas and zero zest for adding new unique pins to your Pinterest board. And so you think that you ought to delete your Pinterest account.
Since Pinterest is an image sharing site, whatever you pin on your public board is a buffet for all members, thus you cannot complain about your pins being saved by other members without your permission.
Why You Should not Delete Your Pinterest Account
Although you may have a sensible motive, just give it a moment before you make the final click. Here are some things to ponder on before you decide to bring the curtains down.
Discard and Rebuild
We all deserve a second chance and that includes your Pinterest profile. Rather than terminating your account, why not consider re-inventing it.
For most social media, the maturity of the account is imperative. Therefore, instead of creating a new one and going through the hassle of warming it up, you can just do some spring cleaning on your account, a bit of de-cluttering from here then give your account a makeover, come out stronger, better and wise, the updated you.
Get Some Air
If your creative juices are not flowing, never force yourself to produce an output, that would be a waste of time, it’s not going to happen, at least not at that moment. Nevertheless, it does not mean you’ve reached a dead end; it is just a bump in the road.
Take a short break, it could be as simple as going to a spa and getting that rejuvenating massage, taking an early morning run, an afternoon walk or whatever it is that would relax and calm your senses.
There is no need to rush, you can lay low for a couple of days and once you have rested well, you would be surprised how fast ideas would kick in.
You may not have the need for your Pinterest account at the moment but it does not guarantee that you will not need it for future projects. Hence, rather than choosing to delete your Pinterest account, you can simply deactivate it, put it on temporary hold.
When you choose to deactivate your Pinterest account, your username or email address would not be removed from the system.
Now, if you have a new niche that is perfect for Pinterest, you can reactivate your account by going to the login page, enter your email and password and you are all set. Then you can customize your account to your new image by changing the username and email via Settings.
Do you still want to delete your Pinterest account?
If you are really firm on your decision to permanently close your Pinterest account then so be it. However, keep in mind that in doing so, you will lose all your pins and boards for all eternity.
To delete your Pinterest account you must
1. Log-in to your Pinterest account
2. Click your profile button at the top of Pinterest
3. On your profile, navigate to the bolt button
4. Scroll down to the bottom of Account Basics and click “Deactivate Account”
5. Click “Permanently close my account” at the bottom of the options
6. Confirm that you want to close your account
7. Finally, you will receive a confirmation email regarding the closure of your account, simply click “Yes, close account” to confirm your action.
After closing your account, you still have 14 days grace period to undo your decision. Within those 2 weeks of closing your account, you have the chance to reactivate by logging into your account.
You will then receive a reactivation link through your email. Otherwise, there is nothing more you can do about it once the 14 days is up.
Whether you choose to temporarily deactivate or permanently delete your account, is a decision only you can make. Just know that there are alternatives and more often than not, it presents a possibility, a greater chance of successful returns.