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Introducing Idea Pin Downloading + Sharing

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Introducing Idea Pin Downloading + Sharing

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Attention PBC! We’re excited to share our latest Idea Pin feature, downloading + sharing. Give your content further reach through downloading and social sharing across platforms! This feature watermarks downloaded Idea Pins and offers social sharing options directly to Instagram and Facebook stories. 

Now, with your permission, users are able to download an Idea Pin by selecting “Download” from the share menu. These Idea Pins will be downloaded as a watermarked video that stitches all the Idea Pin pages together, and displays the Creator’s name and username. Once the download finishes, you will be taken to the Facebook or Instagram app with the Story creation flow open and your watermarked Idea Pin video pasted in. You can then edit and post your story! 

If you want your Idea Pins to be downloadable or shareable, you can opt in via permission settings. Learn more about how to download and share Idea Pins here. (Available on mobile iOS or Android)

Please be sure to rate this article if it helped you, or leave a comment below if  you have feedback or need more information around this new feature. 🌟

What are the default settings for Idea Pin sharing and downloading?

The settings are turned off by default. Creators are able to opt into their Idea Pins being downloadable if they choose. This setting lives in the Permissions section of Settings. Tap “Permissions” then toggle the switch next to Allow Downloads and Sharing. When someone downloads or shares your Idea Pin, there will be a watermark featuring the original content Creator. The setting applies to all Idea Pins by the Creator.

How do I turn on or off the ability for Pinners to download or share my Idea Pins?

If you would like anyone to be able to download your Idea Pins, you can turn this option on. From your profile, tap [three dots icon] then tap Settings. Tap “Permissions” then toggle the switch next to Allow Downloads and Sharing. When someone downloads your Idea Pin, there will be a watermark featuring the original content Creator.

Can I turn off the downloading and sharing options at the Pin-level?

The option to share and download Idea Pins can only be turned on or off for all created Pins. From your profile, tap [three dots icon] then tap Settings. Tap “Permissions” then toggle the switch next to Allow Downloads and Sharing.

Can I remove the watermark from the downloaded Idea Pin?

No, the watermark can’t be removed. It’s important to credit the creator of the content.

Can I edit the permissions settings for downloading and sharing options on desktop?

Not at the moment, you can edit them on your mobile iOS or Android device. From your profile, tap [three dots icon] then tap Settings. Tap “Permissions” then toggle the switch next to Allow Downloads and Sharing.

Why are some Idea Pins downloadable and some not?

Creators can make all their Idea Pins downloadable or not in their permission settings. Some Creators will allow you to download all their Idea Pins, while some may have chosen to opt-out all of their Idea Pins.

Note: some Idea Pins are downloadable, some are not. It’s up to the Creator to decide whether they want their content to be downloadable or not.

Comments
dogsndecor

LOVE it!!  Thank you guys!

kaileysmonogram

This is genius! So excited to check out and use this great feature! 

Thank you!! 

designofyourlife

Wow great idea! Is it something the user could crop out like on TikTok and IG? Zooming in so the credit is off screen happens a lot on those platforms  just curious how and where the water mark is displayed. Thanks again!

TSbyJacki

So glad I saw this. I did find the setting. I'd love to see how the option works. I do see the example, but would like to go through the process.

Who has the setting on for downloading and has an idea pin available?

I just turned mine on, but need to view another account for this.

terezatoledo

Thanks for sharing @PinterestJazmin . This is a great feature and I'm curious to see how people will use it.

foreverfriends_

@PinterestJazmin OMG, the Idea Pin Downloading + Sharing is AWESOME. I just tried the feature out by sharing one of my Idea Pins on my Instagram Story @foreverfriendsfinestationery_

texaseatsandtreats

I love this feature! Especially because Pinterest editing tools are the most friendly in my opinion. I can create here on Pinterest then share across all social media platforms which I recently started trying and love it. 

hostesstori

Has anyone recently lost the ability to download Idea Pins? I was using it often and now the option isn't showing. @PinterestJazmin 

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