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How to Link and Auto-Post to Pinterest

Auto-posting to Pinterest is available in both our Pinterest Planner and Multi-Channel Workspace on the web dashboard and mobile app.

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What we cover in this article:

How to Link a Pinterest

How to Auto-Post to Pinterest

Feature Limitations of Posting to Pinterest 

How does Auto-Posting via Pinterest Planner differ from Auto-Posting via the Multi-Channel Workspace? 

We offer two ways of posting to Pinterest from Planoly. First, you can link and auto-post through Pinterest Planner, or you can link and auto-post directly to Pinterest through our Multi-Channel Workspace. If you are looking to post the same content to multiple social channels, we recommend you set up auto-posting to Pinterest through our Multi-Channel workspace. 

How Does Pinterest Planner Work?

Pinterest Planner has three tabs to view – library, scheduled, and published. Your Pins will show up in chronological order in your media library, so all of your newest scheduled Pins will show up in the left-hand corner from left to right and top to bottom. 


How to Link to Pinterest

Please Note: You must link your Pinterest account via the Planoly web dashboard. Linking Pinterest is not available via the Planoly mobile app. 

Multi-Channel Workspace

  1. Log into Planoly from a computer
  2. From the Multi-Channel Workspace, in the bottom left corner, you should see a profile icon that you can click on
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  3. Once you click on that, select Manage Social Sets
  4. Under the Multi-Channel Workspace, choose the Pinterest icon to link
  5. Follow the steps to get your account linked by clicking on Give Access
  6. Once it's linked, you should see the Pinterest icon show up in color and you'll see a checkmark indicating that it is linked!
  7. You should be all set!

Pinterest Planner 

  1. Log into Planoly from a computer
  2. From the Multi-Channel Workspace, in the bottom left corner, you should see a profile icon that you can click on
    Screenshot 2023-11-09 at 3.22.25 PM
  3. Once you click on that, select Manage Social Sets
  4. Under the Pinterest Planning workspace, choose the Pinterest icon to link
  5. Follow the steps to get your account linked by clicking on Give Access
  6. Once it's linked, you should see the Pinterest icon show up in color and you'll see a checkmark indicating that it is linked!

How to Auto-Post to Pinterest from the Web Dashboard

Multi-Channel Workspace

  1. Log into your Planoly account on a web dashboard
  2. Switch into your Multi-Channel workspace or create a new Multi-Channel workspace if you do not already have one set up
  3. Click on the calendar icon on the left and click on New Post
  4. Select Pinterest from the icons at the top, upload your media, choose the board you want to pin to, and add your caption, hashtags, etc. 
  5. Add Pin Title, pin description, and pin URL 
  6. Select the Auto-Post option from the dropdown, or select a date for your reminder notification
  7. Once complete, choose Schedule at the top
  8. Now, you should see your post scheduled on your grid! 

Please Note: When adding a link to your pin, you must add https:// at the beginning of the link, otherwise it will not show up as an active link. 

Pinterest Planner

  1. Log into your Planoly account on a web dashboard
  2. Switch into your Pinterest Planner workspace from the account switcher at the top
  3. Select your Pinterest profile
  4. Under the Plan tab, click Add to Library
  5. Select a Source
  6. Upload your media to your plan grid 
  7. Add pin title, pin description, and pin URL
  8. Make sure to select a board and schedule a date for it to be auto-posted 
  9. Click Save 
  10. You are all set!

How to Auto-Post to Pinterest from the Mobile App 

Multi-Channel Workspace 

  1.  Open up the Planoly mobile app and switch to your Multi-Channel Workspace
  2. Select New Post
  3. Select Pinterest from the icons at the top and choose which type of post you want to upload it as Screenshot 2023-11-09 at 3.28.59 PM
  4. Upload your media, choose the board you want to pin to and add your caption, hashtags, etc.
  5. Add Pin Title, pin description, and pin URL
  6. Select either a date you want to auto-post this or select a date for your reminder notification  
  7. Once complete, choose Schedule at the top
  8. Now, you should see your post scheduled on your grid!  

Planoly Pro Tip: Once a Pin is scheduled, it’ll move over to your scheduled tab, and a light blue (S) icon will appear on the top left corner of the Pin. If a Pin has been published, it’ll move over to the published tab and have a grey detailed tab under it with your board information, day, and time it was published as well as these three metrics: Impressions, Saves, and Clicks for each particular Pin.


What Are the Feature Limitations with Auto-Posting to Pinterest?

Included Features

  • Can link different Pinterest accounts from Pinterest Planner vs. Multi-Channel Workspace 

  • Ability to link Business or Personal accounts
  • Ability to post

    • Single Images

    • Single Videos

  • Ability to schedule for auto-post

  • Will need to select a board to post to and include a Title, Description, and Link

Features Not Included

  • Campaigns

  • Product Tagging

  • Carousels

  • Business account functionality such as Ads

  • Posting to multiple boards

  • Creating a new board

Image Requirements 

  • All image files should be BMP, .JPEG, .PNG, .TIFF, .WEBP
  • Maximum File Size: 20MB
  • Maximum Character Count for the Title: 100
  • Maximum Character Count for the Description: 500 
  • A board must be selected to schedule an image pin

Video Requirements 

  • Video API supports MP4 or QuickTime format
  • File Types: .MP4 / .M4V / .MOV
  • All video files should be H.264 or H.265 encoded (all profiles and levels are supported)
  • Both mono and stereo streams are supported in the following formats: AAC, HE-AAC v1, HE-AAC v2, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, and WMA
  • Videos should be between 4 seconds and 15 minutes
  • Minimum Video File Size: 100MB 
  • Maximum Video File Size: 300MB
  • Aspect Ratio: 1:1, 1:2, 2:3, 3:4, 4:5, 9:16
  • Maximum Character Count for the Title: 100
  • Maximum Character Count for the Description: 500 
  • A board must be selected to schedule a video pin