Posting to Pinterest (via the Hootsuite integration)
Posting to Pinterest is available via SocialBee directly - something we recommend, as it makes the posting process smoother. However, if you'd like to post via Hootsuite, you can read this article to see all the necessary
Connecting Your Pinterest to Hootsuite
The first step you need to is to connect your Pinterest to Hootsuite. To do this, you will need to have the following:
- That you have a Pinterest account;
- That you have a Hootsuite account (a free account works just fine*).
*With a free Hootsuite account, you are able to connect up to 2 social profiles of any kind.
To connect your Pinterest to Hootsuite, click on your icon at the bottom right corner then click on Manage accounts 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.
In this menu, you will have to click on "Private account" and follow through the necessary authorization steps.
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.
Switching to Hootsuite in SocialBee
Once you have your Pinterest connected in Hootsuite, it's time to make the change in SocialBee. To do that, you will first have to open your Posting Setup for this profile, from your Dashboard.
In your posting setup, click on Advanced, Hootsuite, and finally, Add Hootsuite Profile.
You will be taken to a new window, where you will have to allow SocialBee access to your Hootsuite Profile. Here, just click "Allow".
After you've been redirected to SocialBee, make sure to select the right Pinterest profile, and you're all set! Your Pinterest profile will now share content via Hootsuite.
You can see how to create posts for this type of profile in your Posting to Pinterest article.