Common Pinterest Terms
Pinboards? Source links? Pinners? If you're new to Pinterest, there are a few terms that may seem a little confusing at first. Reviewing some of the most commonly used terms will give you a better understanding of how Pinterest works and what to expect as you get started.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn about some common terms in Pinterest.
A pinboard is where you'll save related pins. For example, you could create a pinboard for the different recipes you find online.
When you save a pin you discover on Pinterest to one of your own pinboards, it's called repinning.
Followers are other Pinterest users who have chosen to follow your pins. Whenever you add a new pin, it will appear on their homepage.
A pin is a visual bookmark that links from Pinterest to another website.
A source link is the URL of the website where a pin comes from.
Users on Pinterest are commonly called pinners. Whenever you find pinners you like, you can choose to follow their pins—that way, whenever they share new pins, you'll see them on your homepage.