Posting to Pinterest (via the Hootsuite integration)

You can pin posts to your boards through SocialBee, by using the Hootsuite integration.

Connecting Your Pinterest to Hootsuite

To connect Pinterest to SocialBee, you’ll need to make sure of two things:

  • That you have a Pinterest account;
  • That you have a Hootsuite account (a free account works just fine*).
  • Make sure that you are logged in from the same browser on all three accounts (Pinterest, Hootsuite, and SocialBee). 

*With a free Hootsuite account, you are able to connect up to 3 social profiles of any kind.

To connect your Pinterest to Hootsuite, click on your icon at the bottom right corner then click on "Social Networks and Teams". This will redirect you to a new page, where you will be able to connect a new Private Social Network. Click on "Private Account" and select Pinterest then follow through the steps to give Hootsuite access to your Pinterest account.

When connecting your Pinterest (or any other social profile) to a third-party tool like Hootsuite or SocialBee, you need to authorize the app to access your account, so that we can then send the posts to your profile. When prompted, make sure you click “Authorize App”.

Once the setup is complete, your Pinterest account should appear as connected to your Hootsuite account.

Connecting Your Pinterest to SocialBee

The next step is to connect it to SocialBee. To do so, make sure you’re logged into your SocialBee account from the same browser. Then, scroll to the bottom of the screen where you see "Connect a new profile", click on the button under the Pinterest Icon at the bottom of the screen, in order to connect your profile.

Once you do that, you will be prompted to allow Hootsuite access to your SocialBee account. Once access was allowed, you’ll see a list of all the profiles that you have added to your Hootsuite account. Add your Pinterest profile from there. 

That’s it! You have now successfully connected your Pinterest account. Now, all you have to do is add the content and start the schedule. 

Creating a Post for Pinterest

The process of creating a post for Pinterest is a bit different than creating a post for other social profiles because this platform also requires you to pin your posts to boards, as well as add a source to them. Because of this, before being able to add your post you will see a warning, letting you know that you need to add the board and source first. 

When adding a post to Pinterest, make sure you select it as a profile when creating your post, as well as add the text and image to your post. The next thing you need to do is click “Customize for each profile” (even though you might only have this one profile selected).

Once you’ve set up a customized view, you’ll be able to click on Pinterest and add your board and source. You'll see what your post should look like once done, on the right side of your post editor, in a live preview.

From here on, you need to finish the setup as you would to any new post that you create in SocialBee.

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