Introducing Pinterest Secret Boards and How to Use Them

Pinterest Secret Boards

If you’ve been on Pinterest in the pas few days, you may have noticed a new feature – Pinterest Secret Boards.

What are Pinterest Secret Boards?

The new secrete boards from Pinterest are a tool you can use when you aren’t quite ready to publish your thoughts to the world, need a private planning tool, or just want to keep some thoughts to yourself.

Why are Pinterest Secret Boards important to me?

There are a number of ways you can use Pinterest Secret Boards. Here are a few ideas:

  • Journaling. You can create a private inspirational journal using one of your Pinterest Secret Boards.
  • Planning a surprise party. We all know Pinterest rocks with all sorts of decorating and food ideas, so it’s the perfect place to start planning a party. But, what if that party is a surprise? You don’t want to lose that perfect recipe or instructions to that awesome table decoration you found. But if you pin it, what if the person you’re planning the party for finds out? Pinterest Secret Boards are the perfect solution!
  • Holiday shopping. Getting ready for Christmas doesn’t have to be stressful. Pin the items you plan to give and put them on a secret board. Santa’s the only one who will know what you plan to buy for whom!
  • Spy on the competition. With the advent of business profiles, many Pinterest marketers will want to keep up with what their competitors are doing. Creating a secret board can help you do that.
  • Planning a trip? Maybe you’re not ready to share your travel plans with anyone else just yet but you still want a place to pin ideas and photos of places you want to see. Go ahead and use a secret board on Pinterest to plan your perfect getaway. You may be even wanting to make the destination a surprise or a romantic getaway with your sweetheart. No worries. You’re secrets are safe with Pinterest!

How do I use Pinterest Secret Boards?

It’s easy to start a secret board. Simply scroll down to the bottom of your boards page and click on the “Create a secret board” link (see screenshot above). Another way to create a Pinterest secret board is to click on the + icon and choose “Add board” from the choices. In the new board’s setup screen, choose to make the board secret. Ta-da! You’ve just created a Pinterest Secret Board!

What are some other ways you can think of to use Pinterest Secret Boards? Don’t keep it a secret! Share with us in the comments section!

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