6 Reasons Why Your Pinterest Pins Might be Deleted

Reasons why a Pinterest pin might be deleted

Would you be annoyed if Pinterest started deleting your pins?

Pinterest do sometimes delete pins. But if they delete yours, you’re probably not following Pinterest’s rules.

One way Pinterest may delete a pin is if that pin gets reported by other users. Pinterest provide an easy way to report a pin. When you do so, you can choose from 6 different reasons for the report:

  1. Nudity or pornography
  2. Attacking a group or individual
  3. Graphic violence
  4. Hateful speech or symbols
  5. Spam
  6. Other

If one of your pins has been deleted, it’s likely that someone objected to it for one of these reasons.


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  1. Hi. I have had several repins as well as at least one original pin (of my fully clothed family sitting on our steps) deleted. Suddenly half of one of my boards was gone. My best friend had the same problem with her recipe board. Obviously the reasons you list do not apply. Any other reasons?

  2. Jennifer J. Von Essen says:

    Pinterest seems to have alot of pins that are professionally made. There ,are not alot where aunt suzy from OHIO knitted u a sweater that you wanted to show off on your board. If you are under 130lbs and young and walking in some exotic place you pin may stay, but lord, help you if you are over 200 and not pleasant to the eye, the only way you stay is if it is a joke about you. I feel Pinterest should have real pictures of real people and things.

  3. Hi, I agree with Alison. I went to look at my humor board, and more than half my board was gone! I got no notification or anything, and none of them have nudity, spam, or anything else like that! It even is happening on my other boards, pins that were there before are gone, and I’ve not deleted them, nor have I gotten notifications! It’s becoming extremely frustrating At this point, going back to look at my pins, and almost all of them are gone.

    • I have the exact same problem. Mine started when I renamed my boards, not thinking this would cause an issue. Now, all of my pins are gone and I had to start over! If anyone can figure out why, please let me know.. It would be awesome if they were “hiding” somewhere and I could get them back!

  4. I was so upset to find that over have my pins were gone, no notice, nothing! Any advice on what might be happening or how to get them back?

  5. I am trying to add new pinners to my board and after doing so successfully for 3 boards am getting the message “slow down there” and then no luck pinning anyone! Is anyone there experiencing the same?
    I’m not getting an answer from the Pinterest people although I’ve emailed twice.
    Thanks, O.

    • @ O. : I have the same problem for a few weeks now. I can add 2 or 3 pinners every day and then the “slow down there” error pops up again. Frustrating and no reply from Pinterest so far.

  6. These rules are so stupid… I have 170 boards and more than half of them have disappeared. I have no idea why.. Pinterest never got back to me about it. I can get them all up on my phone but not my computer… So stupid…..

  7. How do you get your boards back up and showing once they have disappeared????

  8. OMG
    Ever since I was turn onto Pinterest – which I loved – I’ve set up and lost two boards. The first was really built up and to my surprise had followers. A lot of time and effort. ITS VERY FRUSTRATING. After I stayed away for some time, I gave it another try. IT HAPPENED AGAIN! That is unexceptional and not cool. p.s. no notice at all

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