I don’t know about you but I find my Pinterest Boards are a perpetual work in progress. Not only am I adding new pins and building my Pinterest collection but I am also revising and changing around the pins that I have collected and the boards that I have created. Pinterest is always evolving and making changes to make things easier for their pinners. There are actually now two ways to move your pins over to another board. This post simplifies things for you you and shows you the two different for How To Move Your Pins On Pinterest!
For example, I noticed that I had a board titled My Organizing: Anything Children and another board titled My Organizing: Children. I obviously created two very similar boards with slightly different titles.
It takes time to move pins from one board to another so I highly recommend having a plan in place for how you want to organize your boards and put some thought where you want to pin your pins as you accumulate a growing collection.
I decided to keep the board My Organizing: Children and move the pins on the board titled My Organizing: Anything Children over using two different methods.
I have to admit after trying both methods I did develop a preference. I don’t think one is better than the other in terms of time, convenience and ease. In my opinion both methods are both pretty doable. Let me explain.
Method #1: Using the Edit Function
Update: When I wrote this post a year ago this is what Pinterest had when it came to editing a pin. Pinterest is slowly making improvement changes. Hover your mouse over the pin on your board and click the pencil in the right hand corner to get to the edit function. Then you will see the descriptors: Board, Description and Source. Click on the upside down triangle and will see all of your boards listed. Scroll through till you find the board you want to move your board to. Presto! You just moved your pin. The following images show how to do this but have the old descriptors.
Click on the board with the pin or pins you want to move. Hover your mouse over the pin and click on the edit button. A window will come up that looks like this:Now scroll through the different board titles and stop at the board you want to move your pin to. It will look like this:
You didn’t really move the pin but rather you just re-organized by giving it a new board title. After you have made the changes, don’t forget to click the SAVE PIN button. If you are moving all of your pins over like I did, then you will end up with a completely empty board like this: Then I clicked on the Edit Board button and then the Delete Board button in the upper right hand corner. A final window comes up asking if you are sure you want to delete the board and you click the Delete Board button and it disappears.
Method #2: Re-pinning and Deleting the other Pin
The other method I used was to simply re-pin the pins I wanted to move onto the board I wanted to move them to. After they were moved I went back and deleted from the original board. This method had my pins streaming again through the Pinterest stream and maybe were re-pinned by other interested pinners. I don’t recommend constantly re-pinning your pins to put them back into action, but it is kind of neat to see if your followers like them and re-pin them as well.
I mentioned previously that moving pins from one board to another takes time. Maybe Pinterest will develop the ‘drag and drop’ method I use all of the time on my Mac computer. Luckily, I only had 31 pIns to move and it kept me busy while I watched a movie on T.V. with my hubby. In the meantime I highly recommend putting some thought into how you want to organize and name your boards and when you pin something you know you want to go back to, put some thought where you want it to go so you can easily retrieve it at a later date.
Which method do I prefer? I prefer both depending on the pin. I have to admit I found re-pinning and then later deleting is still my favourite. I just found I could create more of a rhythm and it didn’t seem that I had to wait as long between each step. But there is a negative to this method to watch out for. You will lose all of the comment and like history if you use this method.
If you end up moving some of your pins, let me know which method you prefer…. or let me know if there is another method I am not aware of.
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In the meantime, hope to see you on Pinterest!
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