Natalie’s tips for how NOT to get locked out of Pinterest.
Here’s a scary thought: you sit down to find something to make for dinner on Pinterest – I mean, pin to your brand’s account – and realize you are locked out of your account. All of those pins! All of the time
wasted invested in creating perfect boards full of content, recipes, DIY ideas, and other information you’ll probably never use. But we all still love Pinterest, right?!
There are a few common ways to get locked out of your Pinterest account, and as long as you avoid doing these things, you probably won’t ever have to worry about it.
1. Avoid Violating Copyright Laws – Even if you don’t purposely steal images, you’ll still get locked out of Pinterest for it. That means no pinning pictures and videos that don’t link back to a proper source. And don’t pin pictures from anywhere (Facebook, Twitter, etc) if you aren’t sure who they belong to.
2. Use Only Pinterest Approved Apps – There’s only a handful of ’em (you can see them here). If an app isn’t mentioned in the list, don’t use it.
3. Bulk Following/Unfollowing – It’s spammy, and Pinterest doesn’t like it (we don’t blame them).
Now if you happen to get locked out, it’s very easy to get your pins and boards back. You’ll see a notification message like the one of above and you can contact support. They’ll send you a “reset your password” link, and you’ll be good to go!
Conclusion: The easiest way to get locked out of Pinterest is by violating copyright laws. If you don’t do that, this should never be a problem for you.