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Pinning from Your Web Browser

The only problem with pinning an item from within Pinterest is that you have to know the precise URL of a web page beforehand. If you’d rather browse around the web for a bit before you decide to pin, it’s more convenient to install a Pin It button in your web browser. You can then browse to a page you want to pin and click the Pin It button on your browser’s toolbar to pin an image to your pinboard. The process of adding the Pin It button is different for different web browsers, so follow the directions for the browser you use.

>>>step-by-step: Adding a Pin It Button to Internet Explorer

Before you can pin an item from Internet Explorer, you first have to install the Pin It button to the Favorites center.

  1. In Internet Explorer, right-click in the window frame above the address bar and click Favorites Bar.
  2. Log into your Pinterest account and mouse over About in the Pinterest menu bar.
  3. Select Pin It Button from the drop-down menu. The Goodies page displays.
  4. Right-click the Pin It button in the middle of the web page and select Add to Favorites.
  5. When the Add to Favorites dialog box appears, make sure that Pin It is entered into the Name box.
  6. Pull down the Create In list and select Favorites Bar.
  7. Click the Add button.

>>>step-by-step: Adding a Pin It Button to Google Chrome

Follow these steps to install the Pin It button in the Google Chrome browser:

  1. In Google Chrome, click the Wrench icon in your browser and select Bookmarks.
  2. Check Show Bookmarks Bar.
  3. Log into your Pinterest account and mouse over About in the Pinterest menu bar.
  4. Select Pin It Button from the drop-down menu.
  5. Drag the Pin It button in the middle of the page to the desired position on the Bookmarks bar.

>>>step-by-step: Pinning with the Pin It Button

After you’ve installed the Pin It button to your browser’s Favorites or Bookmarks bar, adding a new pin is as easy as clicking that button.

  1. Use your web browser to browse to the web page that contains the image you want to pin.
  2. Click the Pin It button in your browser’s Favorites or Bookmarks bar. Pinterest displays a page of images from the selected web page.
  3. Mouse over a given image to display the Pin This button for that image.
  4. Click the Pin This button for the image you want to pin. The Create Pin dialog box displays.
  5. Pull down the pinboard list and select the board you want to pin to.
  6. Enter a short (500 characters or less) text description into the Describe Your Pin box.
  7. Click the red Pin It button.
  8. Click the See Your Pin button to view the pin on Pinterest, or click Tweet This Pin to post this pin to Twitter.
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