Secret Pinterest boards… they’re here!
So, how do you go about creating one of these super-secret Pinterest boards? Follow me…
Say you just found a killer retro aluminum Christmas tree, but you know your significant other would think it’s absolutely hideous. You want to hide your aluminum-tree desires until the very last minute, making this the perfect time for a secret Pinterest board!
You may see a note on the upper left side of your profile the next time you login introducing you to secret Pinterest boards. Click the “Get Started” button to create your first secret board. If you don’t see the note, scroll all the way down to the bottom of your dashboard and click “Create a Secret Board.”
Another way to create a secret board is the same way you would create a normal board, by clicking the “Add+” link at the top of your dashboard. You can set the new board to secret in the board settings (keep reading, you’ll see it).
Name your board, select the category, make sure the secret option is toggled “on.” Then, choose who you want to share the board with, or leave it private to yourself. In this case, I need my sister’s input on my crazy aluminum Christmas tree, so I typed her name in the box, it showed up since we follow each other on Pinterest, then I clicked “Invite.”
Now when I go to pin things, my new secret Pinterest board will appear in the list of available boards. How do you know a Pinterest board is secret? There’s a little lock to the right of the board name in the pull-down menu.
And just like that, my new super secret “Dear Santa…” Pinterest board shows up at the bottom of my dashboard. So now my sister can let me know how crazy I am for wanting a killer retro aluminum Christmas tree. Even if she thinks I’m crazy, I’m still going to get it.
Secrets, secrets are no fun… unless they’re on Pinterest. Have fun with your secret boards!
Note: Existing boards can not be hidden since people may have already repinned from them. If you make a secret board public, you can not make it private again. You can only have up to three secret boards. Invites to others’ secret boards won’t be counted in this three-board limit.
Want to create a secret group board? Check out my last post on adding collaborators to your Pinterest boards.