Did you know you can block other users on Pinterest now? I found out by chance when Pinterest started rolling out “Related Pins” amidst the regular feed. You know – the pins that are from people you don’t follow at all. Simply suggestions based on other things you typically pin or like.
I get the need to slip in an ad and make a little money for a service that is totally free to me, but I also don’t want to see all of them. Specifically, there is a big box store where I don’t shop and I don’t want to see their pins, ads or otherwise which led me to finding out how to block them.
Whether it’s a store, other business or perhaps a stranger that rubs you the wrong way – here are the quick steps to blocking on Pinterest:
1) Go to the profile for the user you want to block. Click the flag icon. At bottom of drop down menu, click “block.”
** Updated fall 2016, Pinterest has changed their layout. Now to block someone, start by clicking the ‘…” at the top of their profile page. Choose “Block” from the drop down menu. A pop-up window will appear asking if you are sure you want to block this person. Click the red “Block” button to confirm.
2) A pop-up window will double check that you want to block this user. Click “Block Pinner” to continue. A second pop-up window will confirm you have now blocked the user. Click “ok” to finish.
3) Any profile of a user you have blocked will show “Unblock” instead of the “Follow All” button. An easy way to double check you have blocked them and, if you made a mistake or change your mind, just click it to unblock.
Really, it was that easy and you no longer have any interaction from the blocked user. Happy pinning!