How To Pin Or Add Video To Pinterest ( Mobile App and Desktop Demo)

Adding and Uploading Video To Pinterest

Close to 30% of adult internet users are signed up with Pinterest, and 83% of active users would prefer to follow a brand than a notable celebrity on the network.

For the uninitiated, Pinterest is a network that allows users to collect things online that inspire them by ‘pinning’ them to boards – kind of like digital versions of inspiration boards or noticeboards found in most homes and offices.

Each ‘pin’ has a cover image, but can include blog posts and even videos.

Pinterest can be accessed easily from any device. On the instructional video posted below we demonstrate how to do this both on a desktop computer and also on the app on a mobile device, as the processes differ slightly.

How To Pin Or Add Video To Pinterest Via Desktop Computer

Step 1: Once you have logged into your Pinterest account, go to the bottom right of your screen, and click the ‘Add’ icon

Step 2: Click ‘Pin from a website’ and a little box will appear

Step 3: Copy and paste your video’s link from your video provider, like Youtube, and click ‘Next’

Step 4: Choose the still image that will be pinned – it usually generates a still image from each video

Step 5: Another box will appear; below the image, write a description. Try and include keywords that you think people would use when searching for content like this

Step 6: On the right of the box, choose the board you would like the video to be pinned to, and click ‘Pin it’

Step 7: A confirmation box will appear when your post has been pinned, click ‘See it now’ to view your pin

How To Pin Or Add Video To Pinterest Via Mobile App

If you are accessing Pinterest via the app on a mobile device, this is how to upload your video.

Step 1: Once you have opened the Pinterest app, click the bottom right icon to go to your profile.

Step 2: Along the top toolbar, click the ‘Add’ icon

Step 3: Click ‘Web’ and type in your video provider site, such as Youtube or Vimeo. You will be taken to the site

Step 4: Search the site as normal to browse to the video you would like to share

Step 5: Click ‘Pin it’ in the top right corner

Step 6: Choose the still image that will be pinned

Step 7: The title of the video on Youtube has been transferred over as your description, which you can click and edit

Step 8: Below the description, choose the board you would like the video to be pinned to; the post will automatically upload and a black banner will appear on your screen when it has been successful

We hope this video tutorial was useful in helping you pin your promotional video to Pinterest. This instructional video series was filmed and edited by Soul Arch Media’s Gold Coast Video Production team. Call Soul Arch Media today on 07 55595551 or visit


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