3 Simple Steps to Block Users on Pinterest

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."

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!


  1. This is great information! I have had some odd people leave completely unrelated comments on my pins before. I didn't even realize you could do this. Pinning :)!

  2. I didn't know you could do this! So glad I found you (and this article) via #SITSblogging! Off to block people now!

  3. This is super helpful to know. Fortunately, I haven't had to worry about this but you never know. Thanks for sharing! <3 Jen via #SITSblogging

  4. I had no idea you could do this! Great information. Thank you! Stopping by from #SITSblogging

  5. I'm an avid Pinterest user and had no idea you could do this!! Is it silly that I'm excited?! Thanks!!

  6. I've never had this problem, but good to know!


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