How to Use Place Pins on Pinterest

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Place pins are the newest feature of Pinterest, now the third most visited social media site. When Pinterest first announced place pins, many people seemed surprised, excited, and a little confused all at the same time. Don’t fret! We’re here to explain how to take advantage of this exciting new feature and share some examples of how people are using it to help them plan their dream trips and how brands, cities, and universities are using it to share why their location is worth seeing.

How to use Place Pins

Step 1: Create a secret maps board

We recommend starting your first place pins board as a secret board – it allows you to pin without worry and to be able to play around with place pins before you take your board public.

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Step 2: Add a Place

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Step 3: Choose a City (optional but makes it easier)

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Step 4: Add a location

Pinterest has partnered with Foursquare to create a more accurate and easy experience.

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Step 5: Add a description

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Step 6: Select or upload a photo to match that location

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Examples of Place Pins

City Favorites

- Airbnb’s Loved by Parisians board

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- Europe a la Carte’s London board

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University Promotion

- University of Michigan’s Tour #UMich campus tour board

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- University of Michigan’s Wolverines Around the World travel abroad board

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Long Term Trips

- Europe ala Carte’s Best Places to Travel in Europe board

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Food Trips

- Mithya Srinivasan’s Pancake Crawl through SF board

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Activity Bucket Lists

Ideas include: golf courses to try, consignment stores to visit, hikes to do (seen below), etc…

- Dmitry Chechik’s California Hikes To Do board

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Business Lifestyle & Office Favorites (aka: shameless self promotion)

- Our HelloSociety’s LA Tour board

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From day trips to road trips, and Europe trips to food or shopping excursions, with place pins the possibilities are endless. Are you feeling inspired? Take inspiration from your bucket list! Get creative with it. You can even make it a group board so you and your best friends can finally plan that trip you’ve always talked about. Think about that saying, “Turn your can’ts into cans and dreams into plans.” You can now take your dreams of one day seeing Paris or Japan and start planning that trip. You’ll be one step closer to making it a reality.

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