Pinterest Tutorial: How To Change A Pin’s Link

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Pinterest tutorial how to change the link on a pin I was recently asked how one might pin an image from facebook (this person hasn’t got a website as yet but has a good facebook page) and ensure it contains the link to one’s facebook page.

I’m going to do this post in two parts. Today’s post will show you how to add or alter a link on a pin.

If you upload a pin to pinterest (rather than pin it from a website) you will need to add the desired link in if you wish repinners and followers to go to your website or facebook page.  If you pin an image from Facebook, it will not necessarily contain the link to your facebook page so you will have to alter the link as described below.

In this example, I am pinning Irish businesses on Pinterest to a particular board. I have pinned an image from an Irish website but wish the link to go to their Pinterest page.  I need to copy the link from the Pinterest page as shown below:

  How to alter the link in a pin

I then went to the actual pin within my pins (click on your name at the top right and click on ‘pins’ in the drop down menu). Click on the pencil icon when you hover over the pin and a pop up box will come up.

Pinterest Tutorial - how to change a link in a pin

Delete the link that is there and paste in the new link. Click ‘save changes’ and that is it.

The process is the same if you upload an image from your computer and wish to add a link.

Every image you pin to Pinterest should have a link to your website (or facebook page etc). Otherwise, it isn’t doing your business much good. You are using social media platforms to drive traffic to your website so do ensure each pin has a link.

Do support Irish businesses by following my board ‘Irish businesses using Pinterest‘ and following the businesses on Pinterest.

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  • sam

    Hi, i tried but when i click the now link it says “Your domain has no activity on Pinterest at this time. Help Pinners easily share your content by integrating the Pin It button today!”
    why ?

  • Amanda Purvis

    I’ve updated my Pins’ URLS to my new store in the above mentioned way – any chance you know how to make it change on the already pinned boards/pins? IE. Several people have them pinned. If I click on their pin, it still goes to my old store that is no longer active as opposed to what I updated the URL to.

    • Lorna Sixsmith

      ah, I’m afraid it doesn’t necessarily alter on the repins unfortunately which is a huge shame. If you can see some of the repins, the only thing you can do is leave a comment underneath them with the new link so that some people can see it. Maybe some of the repinners will change the source link too when they see your comment.

  • Belén Galán

    Hello! I have pinned the pictures from my Facebook page (is a very local crafts business) and one of them has a lot of reppins and like, but that doesn’t incrementate traffic on my Facebook page. I want to start selling on Etsy so I though of including on the description of the product the very same picture I’ve used on my Facebook page, then edit the already existing pin with the link to Etsy, to take advantage of all the reppins. Questions are:
    - Will I lose all the pins and likes by doing this?
    - Will it change the link only in the original pin but keep the old link in all the old reppins?

    Thanks in advance

    • Lorna Sixsmith

      Hi, you won’t lose the repins and likes by changing the link and yes, it will change in the original pin only but if you get more repins of it, they will link to the Etsy shop. You could also pin the product from Etsy and it will show as a product pin, displaying the price and Etsy logo etc. I hope that helps Belen, cheers, Lorna

      • Belén Galán

        Thanks, you’ve been very helpful

      • MarkTuf

        Odd. I’ve noticed that likes do disappear when changing links.

        • Stacey

          Just noticed the same.

          • kristine

            I just made this mistake, i went from 140K saves to 0 by changing the link :( (

  • redfox

    There no longer appears to be a “source” option…it is now” location”. Any suggestions?

    • TimmyD

      I am trying to figure this out myself…Please let me know if you figure it out

    • Lorna Sixsmith

      HI, sorry for delay replying. Yes, it’s now called ‘Website’ but apart from that, it works in the very same way.

    • Leonora Farron

      The option to change the URL link seems to be removed from most of my pins but not all.

      Some of my pins uploaded from my hard drive allow me to add a URL and some do not. Same for pins from news/blog/product websites. It doesn’t seem to have anything to do with how old the pin is either. Maybe it’s something with site verification, but that has nothing to do with my hard drive.

      The only pattern I see is the pins that do not allow URL editing are the pins I most want to edit.


      Same issue here!

  • Heather@BostonGirlBakes

    Hi- it seems someone asked this but not sure it was fully addressed. When you go to edit the pins, there is now only three boxes- board, description, and PLACE. I tried putting in the affiliate link from my Amazon account. This did not seem to work. Do you know how to fix this?

  • Susan Brisbay

    I’m on Mac OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6. Source is not in the box once I click on the pencil. Only Board and Description. Delete Cancel Save.

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  • Martin_B

    Is it possible to change the other part of the content? For instance-after pinning an interesting website layout and after time the design has changed-can you preserve the link, but change the image only? I guess this will affect the re- pins and likes as well…

  • JW

    This should not be allowed unless you are the verified owner of the original pin site.

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